Most notably because the main hall here at DreamHack is called D. That said, despite the frustration with directions, it’s not bad.
I got in Swedish Jönköping yesterday in the night, in the middle of a snow storm. Powder was whipping my face and for the first time ever, as they vanished into the white at each step, I hated my dearest Stan Smith.
Nayya welcomed me while DreamHack was still being prepared by 400 admins – 400 people, that’s the usual size for a whole LAN Party where I’m from – she introduced me to Jake, another Gamocracy player and an admin here too.
I then walked around the almost empty venue and got to meet my friend TazZmAjaZz, a long-time DreamHack employee and before that a regular at French LAN events, where I was seen more than a few times myself.
After he organized the coming of gamers from nineteen countries at DreamHack, he’s now taking care of them and giving a hand where a car is needed. He immediately took me on a little trip to help a painter bring some of his work to the event. It was one in the morning…
Since then I slept a bit and got joined by OliT, a former colleague at Xfire turned Gamocracy wingman for the weekend.
So that’s the crew here. We’ve been around a bit, watched the lights go off, picked gamers at the the station a couple times and stuff like that.
Tomorrow we should get new Gamocracy cards to distribute… If everything goes well. They’ve been at the DHL office 100 km from here for three days now but they didn’t manage to deliver yet. Can’t wait to show you dotsMarc’s work on them.
For now, OliT and I will be headed to the tournament area to check on Nayya, Jake and the StarCraft 2 competition.