Library Gazette

Get Game@ZSR-Our Eighth Game Night and Third Tournament!

Monday, February 2, 2009 5:12 pm

On Friday, January 30th, the ZSR Library hosted its eighth game night and third tournament! Susan Smith, Tim Mitchell, Barry Davis and myself worked the event. John Vientos, an intrepid Information Systems staff member, also volunteered and worked the event! This game night and tournament was different from previous events as we used only the west side of the atrium and the adjacent study rooms. For most of the evening we had fours screens going in the Atrium and one study room in use. Using only half the atrium gave the event a more intimate feel. There were 33 participants over the course of the evening, (about 9 kids and 24 students) and we even had some participation by ZSR staff who brought their kids!

Get Game Participants

Super Smash Brothers Brawl was chosen by the students as the game for the tournament and Barry Davis did a masterful job managing the tournament play and the brackets! The Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament winner was Brandon Turner! (His name will go on the tournament trophy in the lobby!) Both the students and staff at the event seemed to have an entertaining evening!

The winner and runner-up

Get Game@ZSR

Thursday, January 15, 2009 3:21 pm

Join the ZSR Library staff for a video game night and tournament on Friday, January 30th, 2009 from 7-11pm. Register in advance to reserve a seat for gaming or just drop by during the event for some entertainment and pizza! To register email itc@wfu.edu

Get Game@ZSR

Thursday, September 4, 2008 9:31 am

Join the ZSR Library and the Resident Technical Advisers (RTAs) as they host a video game night in the Library atrium on Friday, September 12th from 7pm-11pm. Register in advance by emailing itc@wfu.edu to reserve a space for game play or drop by the event to watch the games and tournament and enjoy some pizza!

Get Game@ZSR

Friday, January 25, 2008 10:26 pm

The Library hosted the semi-annual Get Game@ZSR Friday, January 25th from 7-11pm. This installment of Get Game was both an open game night and a Halo 3 tournament. Lynn Sutton, Susan Smith, Erik Mitchell, Tim Mitchell, Kevin Gilbertson, and Caroline Numbers (along with two very dedicated RTAs and John Vientos from Information Systems) were all on hand to help Get Game’s fearless leader, Giz Womack. Along with flyers and posters hung up all over campus, the Library received a tremendous mention on The Student: Get Game @ ZSR! 40 people played and/or stopped by during the night. Due to technical issues at UNC-Greensboro, a tournament between the schools was not possible. However the WFU tournament was held.

Tournament Winners

The festivities ended when we awarded our trophy to two students, Joel Ernst and Peter Jin pictured above, who proved that they were truly Halo 3 masters.

Get Game @ ZSR-The Fifth Time is the Charm

Monday, September 24, 2007 3:44 pm

On Friday, September 21st from 7-11pm, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library hosted its fifth Get Game@ZSR event. This open video game night drew a good crowd of 32 students, along with five University staff and guests.

Once again, we held the event in the atrium. We had five screens and projectors in the atrium, one projector in the ITC Lobby and one in the ITC Multimedia Lab for a total of 7 screens, our biggest event to date, and for much of the evening, all 7 stations were in use! We had three Nintendo Wii consoles, two Guitar Hero stations, and an N64 and Gamecube station! We also had remote control cars and some other games to keep everyone entertained throughout the evening!

I want to thank everyone who helped set up for this event! Chris, Prentice, and Craig along with the RTAs, were instrumental in setup for the event! Caroline, Susan, and Tim got all the players signed in as they arrived and worked “security” at the front desk. Lynn joined us for the start of the evening to make sure we had everything we needed. Susan took some excellent photos and posted them on Flickr! There was an ample supply of pizza purchased and it was gone in the first hour! Sodas and candy fueled the gamers (and the staff) through the rest of the evening! At 11pm, after a great evening of gaming, we waved goodbye to the gamers and by 11:15pm the RTAs and members of the ZSR staff had everything broken down, packed up and were headed to the parking lot!

We have already begun planning our next event in Spring 2008, another tournament like the one held in Spring 2006, this time in conjunction with another school! We have to keep these events fresh and new in order to keep students interested in attending!

Three Games in Three Rooms

Get Game @ ZSR

Thursday, March 8, 2007 6:02 pm

On Friday, February 9th from 7-11pm, the Z. Smith Reynolds Library hosted its fourth Get Game@ZSR event. This open video game night drew a good crowd of students along with some University faculty and staff and their kids. It was our largest group thus far. We tried some new marketing tactics and the new game systems that came over the holidays increased interest in the event!

After two semesters in the Rhoda Channing Reading Room, we moved the event back to the atrium where we had 6 screens and projectors available. We also used the ITC Multimedia Lab and had the Screening Room and 204 available for overflow. On the left side of the atrium we had a Nintendo Wii, PS3 and Gamecube, and on the right side Xbox 360s reigned. Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, and Dance Dance Revolution were all new games to this event and kept everyone engaged all evening.

I want to thank everyone who helped set up for this event! Jim, Chris, Waits, Carolyn, and Chris, along with the RTAs, were instrumental in setup for the event! Caroline and Susan got all the players signed in as they arrived and Tim, Erik and I worked to get everyone connected and ready to play! Lynn made sure there was an ample supply of pizza, soda and candy to fuel the gamers (and the staff.) At 11pm, after a great evening of gaming, we waved goodbye to the gamers and by 11:20pm the RTAs and members of the ZSR staff had everything broken down and packed up.

We are old pros at hosting these events. We have learned to avoid the power blackouts we experienced back in September 2005, and we always have plenty of food and drinks to keep the players happy! Each time we do these events, we learn a little bit more! Now it is time to start planning our next gaming event here at ZSR! Time to get some other schools involved and “up the ante” with an event that involves gaming across several sites.