If you are a regular reader of THG Community Forums, you might recognize the name of Darren Polkowski, an active participant in our forums. About six months ago when we opened the new "LAN/ LAN Party Gaming" area on our website, Darren asked me if I would come to a LAN Party that he and some others were planning in the Buffalo, New York vicinity. Since I am an avid gamer and really enjoy these types of events, Darren was hoping that I would be willing to attend.
When Darren's request reached me, it explained that he was promoting this as a way for members of the THG Community to get together and share their passion (and obsession) for gaming. I explained to Darren that all of THG's editors are on very tight schedules and it is sometimes difficult to make ourselves available to attend such events. I did tell him that if I didn't have any schedule conflicts, I would be happy to come to Buffalo and give a short "Question and Answer" session at the LAN party. Little did I know that I was about to attend a LAN event that should be the foundation upon which all LAN Parties are based.