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.

 

Geek ‘Til Dawn 16: SciFi Special

Nov 04, 2015Posted by Evan Holloway

The end of Fall Quarter is around the corner, and our biggest event of the year is almost upon us! This is our 16th Geek Til’ Dawn, and we’re hoping this will be our biggest one yet.

Check in starts at 6pm in the CDM lobby, and be sure to make it into the building before it closes at 11pm. We’ll be starting announcements at 8pm, with a Special Edition Star Wars: Battlefront PS4 raffle at midnight and a Magic the Gathering draft afterwards in room 924. We’ve also got a Multi-game tournament (with titles such as Halo, Starwhal, Rockets Rockets Rockets, and more), a SciFi-themed Witch Hunt, anime and SciFi movie rooms, and of course board games and video games the entire evening. For those that stay for the entire event, we’ll have doughnuts courtesy of Dunkin’ on Saturday morning.

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 you can always check out our Facebook page.

2. Non Depaul guests are allowed, but only one per student. Guests also must be registered 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, the entire event will be a lot of fun!

We hope to see you there on November 13th at 6pm*, and may the force be with you all.

*Check-in starts at 6pm, doors close at 11pm. No one is allowed back in the building after 11pm, so plan accordingly.

 

Fall Mulitplay Night

Oct 03, 2015Posted by Evan Holloway

Join us for a night of local Co-Op gaming in room 400 of CDM this Friday, October 9th.

We’ll have several TV stations setup with a lineup of games at each station. Come on down for a night of various indie and triple A multiplayers.

There will be pizza.

PS – Don’t forget to RVSP on Orgsync; This helps DePaul recognize the efforts of DeFrag and allows us to give you pizza and cool events.
https://orgsync.com/34467/events/1232273/occurrences/2764580

 

GEEK TIL DAWN 15: Superheroes Edition!

May 17, 2015Posted by Alex Devine

It’s that time of the quarter, and our biggest event of the year is almost upon us! This is our 15th Geek Til’ Dawn, and each one keeps getting bigger and better!

Check in starts at 6pm in the CDM lobby, and be sure to make it into the building before the building closes at 11pm. We’ll be starting announcements at 8pm, with a Special Edition Arkham Knight PS4 raffle at midnight. We’ve also got an Injustice tournament, a superhero-themed Witch Hunt, anime and superhero movie rooms, and of course board games and video games the entire evening. And for those that stay for the entire event, we’ll have doughnuts courtesy of Dunkin’ on Saturday morning.

However, 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. Also, check out our Facebook page for any event updates!

2. Non Depaul guests are allowed, but only one per student. Guests also must be registered 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, the entire event will be a lot of fun!

Thanks, and we hope to see everyone there on May 29th!

 

Witch Hunt 2015

May 11, 2015Posted by Alex Devine

It’s Witch Hunt time again! This time, we’re going to give it a Plants vs. Zombies theme to it, so get ready to defend the garden (and your brains) from zombies!

Head on over to room 226 of CDM this Friday at 5pm for a jolly good time of deception and trickery.

RSVP on our Facebook page event https://www.facebook.com/events/1393647874296220/

 

GDC DeCon 2015 and Game Jam

May 05, 2015Posted by Alex Devine

Hi there, folks!
The time has come again for the Fall/Spring quarterly DeFrag DeCon Game Jam! Stop by room 924 this Friday at 5pm to get in on our largest academic event of this year!

What is DeCon Game Jam, you may ask? One-half life lessons and one-half bonding, DeCon Game Jam is an opportunity to learn from your peers, from professionals and then to apply those skills spending the weekend making a game!

Overview of weekend’s schedule:

5:00pm – 7:00pm: The first half of DeCon will be speeches by students who attended the Game Developer’s Conference back in March, and they will be sharing what they learned from attending the conference with you!

7:00pm – 9:15pm: The second half of DeCon will be a quick break for pizza and pop, and then our keynote speakers from Wargaming, Young Horses, and the indie game scene will be presenting!

9:15pm on Friday to 6pm on Sunday: Game Jam! Make a game with a team of fellow students over a weekend, and present+play them Sunday in 924.

 

Make sure to RSVP to our Facebook event to be informed of any event updates, and to be the first to know when the game jam games are posted!

 

Multiplay Night and Game Lab Moderator Applications

Apr 26, 2015Posted by Alex Devine

Hello all, two quick updates to pass on to everyone:

 

  1. Our next event is this Friday, May 1st. We’ll be hosting a Multiplay Night from 5 to 9pm in room 400 of CDM. Come play a ton of four-player local multiplayer games with your friends, dig into free pizza and pop, and have a great time with us! RSVP at the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/478145572337378/
  2. The application for the game lab moderator position is now open! The following is a fillable Google Forms sheet with the description of the position and all necessary information for you. Just fill it out and click submit: easy as can be!If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please email dpugamelab@gmail.com

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xO2flxQmF5YquiNnXAcJNHxb3HrZVrh749PfkDXUuIA/viewform

 
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