A couple of weeks back, we reported that Asus and Intel planned to stage a huge LAN party at a Dallas, Texas hotel from July 18 to July 20. Those organizing the event have dropped us a line to tell us they've rescheduled, and ROGCon will now take place from August 8 to August 10. On the upside, prices for rooms have dropped from $145 to $99 per night.
Named after Asus' Republic of Gamers high-end enthusiast product line, ROGCon is expected to fill a 40,000-square-foot arena with around-the-clock LAN gaming. Attendees will be able to participate in tournaments to win up to $70,000 in prizes, and Asus will take the opportunity to display new graphics cards, upcoming Centrino 2 laptops with Nvidia SLI graphics, Eee PCs, and more.
You can learn more about the event by hitting the official ROGCon website. The event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Dallas hotel at 300 Reunion Blvd. West, where prospective attendees can already book a room by calling 1-800-633-7313. The ROGCon site advises, "Mention the Republic of Gamers Convention for discounted room rates of $99 per night."