Announcement: DeFRAG Board Applications!

Nov 09, 2016Posted by Jacqueline Passehl

Good Afternoon,

Thanks for everyone that attended Geek Til’ Dawn, we wouldn’t be able to do any of the events this quarter without all of your support! And with that being our last event of the quarter, we have some important information to share with you before winter break starts.

As you might of heard at Geek Til’ Dawn, we will be accepting applications for DeFRAG board until early Winter Quarter! If you want to get some Leadership Experience and have a Hand in helping organize and run our events, please sign up! These elections are largely due to the Heavy Seniority of the board ( a large majority will be graduating this year so we are only accepting applications from first to third year students).

    • So what does being on DeFRAG board mean?
      • Help design, plan, and run events
      • Leadership and management experience
    • Who is eligible?
      • Depaul student, enrolled at least half time
      • Freshman through junior
      • All Majors- don’t have to be a CDM student!!
    • IF INTERESTED: Send us an email at  defragboard@gmail.com
      • Be sure to tell us:
        • What you’d like to contribute to the club
        • What year you’ll be during the next school year
        • What you’d like to see DeFRAG to differently next year
      • Include a head-shot pic of yourself so we can identify you!

APPLICATION ARE DUE BY : January 15th, 2017

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Good luck on all of your finals and have a nice winter break!

 

Announcement: Geek Til Dawn Registration now OPEN

Nov 01, 2016Posted by Jacqueline Passehl

Registration on orgsync is REQUIRED for anyone attending Geek Til Dawn and you can now do so here: https://orgsync.com/34467/events/1682228/occurrences/3903524

See you there!! 🙂

 

Announcement: Geek Til Dawn!!

Nov 01, 2016Posted by Jacqueline Passehl

The end of winter quarter is around the corner!! And that means it’s time for our semi-annual Geek Til Dawn- this time around the theme is Syndicate/Gangster!!

Check in starts at 6pm in the CDM lobby, and be sure to do so by 11pm as that’s when the building closes. Also, be sure to stop in 924 at 8:30 for announcements!

This year the raffle prizes are a Final Fantasy XV PS4 bundle, Mafia III, and a fedora with a flask. This year’s tournament will consist of games such as; Nightfire, Hotline Miami,Monaco, and Star Wars Kinect! We are also having a movie room with some classic gangster movies such as The Godfather trilogy, The Warriors, Kill Bill I & II, Reservoir Dogs, and Pulp Fiction! As per usual we will have board games all night in 924 as well as video games in the game lab, pizza during the night and dunkin doughnuts in the morning!

*be sure to stop by 924 before 12 as that is when we do the drawing!!

The schedule of events is as follows (There will also be a powerpoint with all this info in 924):

Registration: 6:00-11:59

Announcements: 8:30-9:00

Blizzcon Stream Viewing Room: 7:00-11:00

3DS/Slumber Party Room: 7:00-ALL NIGHT!

League of Legends Tournament: 7:00-12:00

Ongoing Raffle: 8:00-11:59

Weis: 9:00-11:00

Gangster Themed Tournament: 9:00-11:00

Hearthstone Tournament: 11:00-1:00

Raffle Drawing 12:00

Magic Draft: 12:30

Mafia: 1am

Open Forum: 9-10:00

Please keep in mind this is an overnight event and we have a few additional rules that must be followed as a result.

1. Registration is Required. All students must either register at the event or preferably beforehand on OrgSync: https://orgsync.com/34467/events/1682228/occurrences/3903524 (NOTE: this link is unaviable still but I will post another announcment when it becomes available!!)

2. Non Depaul guests are allowed, but only one per student. Guests also must be registered at the main lobby table and must remain with the person who registered them at all times.

3. Everyone must wear the wristbands provided at registration. On the day of the event at the registration desk, each student and guest will be given a color wristband that must remain on them at all times during the event.

4. All students and guests must remain on the 9th, 7th, 5th and 2nd floors. All other floors are strictly off-limits after the building closes at 11.

If anyone is caught in violation of these rules they will be removed from the building. As long as everyone follows these simple rules though, we shouldn’t have any problems.

Hope to see you all there this Friday!!

 

Announcement: Board Game Night + Geek Til Dawn Coming Up!

Oct 23, 2016Posted by Jacqueline Passehl

Good evening, everyone! I hope you are having a relaxing weekend! Reminder that our usual board game night is happening this Friday, October 28th, 5-9pm  at Depaul CDM Building Room 924  (243 S. Wabash Ave. Chicago, IL 60604). Come on down for a super casual time playing some board games courtesy of the game lab, or feel free to bring your own whether it’s  to play or even to have people playtest!

The event after Board Game Night is Geek Til Dawn with the theme this time around being Syndicate/Gangster themed! The details are still being fleshed out so please stay tuned for finalized information at the end of this week! But for now be sure to save the date (November 4th-5th from 6pm to 7am @ CDM ) and rsvp to the placeholder event on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/775488275887779/  . An orgsync event will be rolling out as soon as we have things finalized so stay tuned for that as well as orgsync registration this event is required! So far we can say for sure that we will be raffling a ps4  final fantasy bundle, a copy of mafia III, and will have movies such as Godfather,Reservoir Dogs, Pup Fiction, and Kill Bill!

Have an awesome week and hope to see you all soon! 😉

 

Announcement: DeCon/Game Jam

Oct 13, 2016Posted by Jacqueline Passehl

Join us this Friday for DeCon- an event where we have industry speakers and alumni in the game development program come give talks and share their knowledge followed by a weekend long game jam! This time we are heading over to Indie City Co-Op since the Depaul buildings close so early. Now you’ll have time to continue working on your games and not have to worry about being kicked out of CDM!

Heres the full schedule:
(Meet in CDM room 924 on Friday for the talks and the jam theme announcement, and Saturday at 6 when the CDM building closes we will be heading over to the Indie City Co-Op )
Friday
5-5:30 Pizza
5:30-6 Amir/Jeremy
6-6:30 Chris
6:30-7 Jam Announcements
7-7:30 Nina
7:30-8:30 Patrick Dwyer
8:30-9 Jam Theme and Team Meetup

Saturday Jam
CDM Hours: 8AM-6PM

8 PM meet at Indie City Coop to work overnight with people doing Spooky Game Jam

Sunday Jam
CDM Hours 12PM – 6PM

12-3 Jam
3-4 Make Builds!!!!!!!!!
4-6 Jam End Showcase CDM 924

Hope to see you there!!

 

Announcement: Welcome to DeFRAG + First Event of the Fall Quarter!

Sep 12, 2016Posted by Jacqueline Passehl

Thank you to everyone who came to our table at the involvement fair despite the very hot weather, we had a great time meeting you all!

Our first event of this year is DeFRAG Jeopardy this Friday at 5pm. There will be free pizza,pop, gaming-themed trivia and a great chance to socialize with DeFRAG-ers new and old! Make sure to stop by Room 400 in the CDM building, and also check out the details on our Facebook and Orgsync event pages!

Speaking of Facebook and Orgsync, make sure to join our group pages on both of these sites! It helps you keep up to date with events and other DeFRAG happenings- and it also helps us get more funding from DePaul for our organization which means more awesome events for you guys!

DeFRAG Facebook Page

DeFRAG Orgsync Page

 

 

Announcement: Geek ‘Til Dawn 17: A Fantasy Getaway

May 16, 2016Posted by Jacqueline Passehl

The end of Spring Quarter is around the corner! And you know what that means? Another one of our semi-annual Geek Til Dawn events!  This theme is fantasy 🙂

Check in starts at at 6pm at the CDM lobby, and be sure to make to get here by 11pm, as that’s when the building closes! Be sure to stop in room 924 for announcements at 8:30. This year the raffle prizes are; Uncharted PS4 Bundle, a D&D starter kit, Fandango Movie tickets, and the One Ring necklace from Lord of the Rings. The raffle prizes will be announced at midnight.Speaking of LOTR, we have a movie room showing all the LOTR extended versions going throughout the whole night! We’ve also got some rad fantasy themed games lined up such as Red Dragon Inn, Whose Lore is it Anyway, and Sleep and Draw as well as a fantasy themed tournament with games such as Towerfall Ascension,Nidhogg, Castle Crashers Arena, and Soul Calibur V! We will have board games to play throughout the whole night in 924 as well as video games in the game lab, and doughnuts from Dunkin’ at 7am! (There will also be pizza at this event as usual))

The schedule of events is as follows (There will also be a powerpoint with all this info in 924):

Registration: 6:00pm-8:00 pm

Announcements: 8:30pm-9:00pm

Fireside Gathering: 9:00pm-10:00pm

Play Testing/ Multiplay: 9:00pm

Weiss: 10:00pm

Tournament: 10:00pm-11:30pm

Raffle Announcements: 12:00am

Magic Draft: 12:30am

Red Dragon Inn: 12:30-1:30am

Witch Hunt: 2:00am-6:00am

Whose Lore is it Anyway & Sleep and Draw: 3:00am-5:00am

Zine Making: 5:00am-6:00am

Please keep in mind this is an overnight event and we have a few additional rules that must be followed as a result.

1. Registration is Required. All students must either register at the event or preferably beforehand on OrgSync and also check out our Facebook Page.
2. Non Depaul guests are allowed, but only one per student. Guests also must be registered at the main lobby table and must remain with the person who registered them at all times.

3. Everyone must wear the wristbands provided at registration. On the day of the event at the registration desk, each student and guest will be given a color wristband that must remain on them at all times during the event.

4. All students and guests must remain on the 9th, 7th, 5th and 2nd floors. All other floors are strictly off-limits after the building closes at 11.

If anyone is caught in violation of these rules they will be removed from the building. As long as everyone follows these simple rules though, we shouldn’t have any problems.

ALSO, this year we have a new and exciting announcement; Sub Committees!

We will be having a talk about these at 11:45 right before the raffle announcement in 924! We have created the following sub committees: Tabletop, Card Games, Checkpoints,Media,Game Art, Competitive Games, Mentorship, and Academic.Be sure to stop by to learn more!
Hope to see you all there on May 27th!

 

Announcement: DeFrag wants YOU! to apply for DeFrag Board.

Mar 29, 2016Posted by Evan Holloway

DeFRAG has begun preparing for next school year and we’re looking for people interested in joining board for 2016-2017. Our application is open to all DePaul students interested everyone, current freshman and sophomores are strongly encouraged to apply.

So what does being on DeFRAG Board mean?
– Working with others, and on your own, to help design, plan, and run all DeFRAG events.
– You become part of a great community of both new and old Board members
– A tough yet fun way to gain leadership and management experience working with something we all love, video games and the gaming industry.

What does it take to be on board?
– Attend board meetings, held the weekend after each event or as scheduled.
– Attend and help run DeFRAG events.
– Oversee at least one event a year.
– Be a face for the organization.

What do you need to be eligible for DeFrag Board?
– Be a DePaul student, enrolled at least half-time for the entirety of the 2016-2017 school year.
– All class levels including grad students are welcome.
– You don’t have to be a CDM student, all majors can apply.
– Don’t be shy, even if you’re new to DeFrag, we like to see members who want to be more involved.
– And finally, you should love games, whether it’s making them or playing them, and whether they’re on a console, a PC, or a table.

If DeFRAG board sounds like something you would be interested in, send an email WITH A HEADSHOT PICTURE of YOURSELF (we don’t judge, we just want to see if we recognize you from events) and “DeFRAG Board Application” to board@defrag.depaul.edu to express your interest.

Be sure to tell us:
– What you would like to contribute to the organization.
– What year you’ll be during the next school year (sophomore, junior, senior, etc.)
– What kinds of games you play.
– What you’d like to see DeFrag do differently next year.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 29th at 11:59pm.

We will vote on the 2016 – 2017 DeFRAG board during Board Game Night on May 13th. Accepted applicants will be notified via e-mail the following week.

 

Apply now to work for DePaul’s Game Lab

Apr 21, 2016Posted by Evan Holloway

The game lab is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year! If interested, proceed to fill out the application and submit a cover letter and résumé to dpugamelab@gmail.com. If you do not submit these documents, your application will not be considered. You may contact Molly at dpugamelab@gmail.com with any questions. Applications will be accepted until 11:59pm on May 15th, 2016. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered. We will begin scheduling interviews on May 16, 2016. Apply here!

 

Winter Quarter Board Game Night

Dec 07, 2015Posted by Alex Devine

DeFRAG is having a Board Game Night this Friday, December 11th, in room 924 of the CDM building. Come on over for a friendly night of casual board games! We’ll have board and card games of all kinds from the Game Lab’s collection of tabletop games. Anything from Magic: The Gathering and Cards Against Humanity to Settlers of Catan and Scotland Yard to fan favorites like UNO and The Resistance will be there, and if you have board games of your own, bring them along too!

If you like your games on a table rather than a monitor, or just want to try something new, then join us this Friday night at the CDM building, room 924 at 5:00pm!

Also, check out the Facebook event page here for any changes or updates to the event.

 
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