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BYOC: Two (Hundred) Can Play That Game!

The faces of E-Sports, a competitive gaming club hoping to begin this fall (from left): Hunter D. .Latranyi, Danville; Kyle I. Clayton and Jonathan J. Lopatofsky, Williamsport; Carter F. Brigham, Shelter Island, N.Y.; and Jonathan W. Best, Downington. Best and Latranyi major in electronics and computer engineering technology; the rest are pursuing various information technology degrees.
The faces of E-Sports, a competitive gaming club hoping to begin this fall (from left): Hunter D. .Latranyi, Danville; Kyle I. Clayton and Jonathan J. Lopatofsky, Williamsport; Carter F. Brigham, Shelter Island, N.Y.; and Jonathan W. Best, Downington. Best and Latranyi major in electronics and computer engineering technology; the rest are pursuing various information technology degrees.
Christopher W. Shirk (left), a 2016 graduate in electronics and computer engineering technology, and Tylor S. Eltz, of Spring Grove, play Evolution with Catherine E. Weatherman, of Ringtown. Eltz is enrolled in information technology science-gaming and simulation; Weatherman is an engineering design technology major.
Christopher W. Shirk (left), a 2016 graduate in electronics and computer engineering technology, and Tylor S. Eltz, of Spring Grove, play Evolution with Catherine E. Weatherman, of Ringtown. Eltz is enrolled in information technology science-gaming and simulation; Weatherman is an engineering design technology major.
Video tournaments, casual competition, cards, board games, food and camaraderie – all floating on a sea of consoles, new and old – mark the largest such event on campus.
Video tournaments, casual competition, cards, board games, food and camaraderie – all floating on a sea of consoles, new and old – mark the largest such event on campus.
Samuel N. Eirmann, of Bellefonte, a Fall 2017 industrial design major, works on building a Nintendo Labo.
Samuel N. Eirmann, of Bellefonte, a Fall 2017 industrial design major, works on building a Nintendo Labo.
A group of students watches as four players race one another for first place in Mario Kart.
A group of students watches as four players race one another for first place in Mario Kart.

Penn College BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer), the largest gaming get-together on campus, brought a safe, fun and collegially competitive atmosphere to the Field House on a recent Saturday. “Great gaming event with lots of wonderful volunteers. Almost 200 participants enjoying free games and winning lots of cool prizes,” said Josephina L.  Bair, an information technology sciences-gaming and simulation major from Mill Hall. “Had a few really cool computers for show. Good time all around!” The 14-hour event, bigger and better every year, was sponsored by several student organizations and local businesses.
Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

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