April 2, 2008

Game Night at CiL on Sunday!

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What: Gaming (& Gadgets!) Night
Where: CIL 2008, Jefferson Room
When: Sunday, April 6th, 5:30-8:00 pm
How much: FREE
Who: You and other people interested in gaming
Aaron Schmidt and I have given a few gaming workshops at past Computers in Libraries and Internet Librarian conferences. After the sessions we’ve opened up the room to anyone interested in playing some games and/or learning about gaming. It’s proven to be a popular and really fun time, so this year Information Today has turned the post-workshop gameplay into a featured event. With refreshments even!
Computers in Libraries 2008
We’ve assembled an impressive array of games!

Systems: Nintendo Wii, Playstation 2, and Xbox 360. We’ll also have two Nintendo DS handhelds.
Games: Wii Sports, DDR, Hotel Dusk, Guitar Hero III, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Wario Smooth Moves, whatever you bring, and Rock Band.

Since we’ll have three systems going at once, we’re opening up the option of an honest to goodness tournament with prizes. You probably want to know which game, huh? Well, it’s up to you. Sign up in the comments on Aaron’s post or at a page we’ve created on the CIL08 wiki titled CIL08 Gaming Night to play Rock Band, Guitar Hero, or DDR. We’ll play whichever game gets the most signups!
In addition, Chris Harris is bringing some modern board games for some casual play (I may bring a couple, too). Bring your own games, bring your latest shiny, new gadgets, and we’ll see you Sunday night!


  1. I hear that the gaming night was a blast and a few people lost their voices after playing rock band. Go gamers!

    Comment by Christine Ferris — April 10, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

  2. We *did* have a great time! Lots of pictures here, with lots of videos on youTube. It was so much fun we’ll be doing it again at Internet Librarian in October. :)

    Comment by jenny — April 10, 2008 @ 9:50 pm

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