Online gamers gear up for<BR>Saturday showdown at MCC

The Mohave Community College Computer Club, known as MC4, is hosting a local area network computer-gaming event in the computer lab on the Kingman campus from 5 p.m.

to midnight Saturday.

This free event is open to the public and everyone who enjoys competitive gaming or wishes to learn about gaming.

"The computer club is trying to get more proactive, and this event is one way we can reach out to high school and college students and the public at large to share our enthusiasm for computers," MC4 president Jason Waggoner said.

MC4 co-adviser Andra Goldberg said the event has created a stir of interest at Kingman High School and more than 100 students are expected to attend.

Anyone younger than 18 must bring a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian in order to be admitted.

Permission slips are available on the MCC campus, in the high school guidance office or at the college Web site at www.mohave.edu.

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own computer.

Technicians in the computer lab will assist people with networking with other gaming enthusiasts.

There are some ground rules for playing and they're available on the MCC campus and the Web site.

Soft drinks, water and light snacks will be provided, but no other outside beverages or food are permitted in the computer lab.

The computer lab is located in Building 500.

For more information about the event, contact Goldberg at 757-4331.