Next month, Cyberjaya will be turned into multifaceted festival ground as the renowned tech hub of the country will be hosting the Cyberjaya Creative Playground from 14 to 16 November. Taking place in the city’s Multimedia University (MMU) and Lim Kok Wing University of Creative Technology (LUCT), the festival will be focusing on three main themes: gaming, music and techpreneurship.
Famed for its achievement as the longest LAN Party in the world (a record that still stands till today) back in 2009, Cyberfusion LAN Party will be making a return once again as part of Cyberjaya Creative Playground. As per what you can expect from a LAN Party, it serves as a meeting ground for gamers to come and get their game on with each other for 3 days 2 nights although the organizer is not planning to break any records at this year’s event.
Apart from a whole weekend of gaming and other side activities, participants of Cyberfusion will be able to check out a number of games made by Malaysian developers at the event. Additionally, two PC enthusiast stores, APES.my and MVP Professional Gaming Store will be there to provide free PC consultation to everyone.
The 2014 edition will once again takes place at the Grand Hall of MMU Cyberjaya, the same venue when Cyberfusion broke the world record in 2009. While there are apparently more than 200 gamers already in the waiting list according to Rinie “Si_Jali” Ramli, the CEO of Spotgamers who is responsible for the Cyberfusion LAN Party, what gamers need to focus at is the actual registration for the event which will be opened on Friday, 10 October.
Not far from MMU, the two other portion of Cyberjaya Creative Playground will take place at LUCT. One being the #CJPlaygound Concert which will be held from 14 to 15 November in cooperation with FEYST: Independent Music Festival and Global Battle of The Bands (GBOB) Malaysia.
To be frank, the #CJPlayground Concert is more like a music festival rather than just a mere “concert” since there are actually plenty of sub-concerts within the #CJPlayground Concert banner. That being said, it will be only focusing on the Heat 2 of GBOB Malaysia for the first day of the event on 14 November.
Things will only get more exciting on 15 November as the Finals of GBOB Malaysia will take place on that day alongside FEYST free concert and open mic session as well as #CJPlayground’s main concert. The main concert will be featuring a number of renowned independent band from Malaysia and abroad including OAG, An Honest Mistake, Y2K, and S.O.G with many more additional performers to be announced later.
The other portion of the Cyberjaya Creative Playground that will be held at LUCT is the Cyberjaya Creative TECHTalk which will be hosted by Cyberview Sdn Bhd on 15 November. We were informed that there will be six local and international speakers to be present at Cyberjaya Creative TECHTalk including David Garpenstahl, the former owner and CEO of DreamHack which will be delivering the event’s keynote. A networking section with Cyberjaya Creative TECHTalk speaker’s will also be included as part of the event.
Now, let’s move on to the registration fee and tickets pricing. For Cyberfusion LAN Party, the registration fee is RM 100 per gamer although the entrance is free for anyone that just want to visit Cyberfusion’s event area but doesn’t have the intention to participate in the actual LAN Party.
Meanwhile, each ticket for #CJPlayground Concert costs RM 68 which provides entry to GBOB Malaysia Finals, and #CJPlayground main concert. However, the first 500 early birds are able to obtain the ticket at RM 48. The same fee structures are also applicable for Cyberjaya Creative TECHTalk.
At the same time, bands that are interested to participate in the Malaysian leg of Global Battle of The Bands are welcome to do so at www.FEYST.com for RM 100 per band or RM 50 if they are LUCT students. The winner of the competition will be able to perform at the GBOB World Finals in February 2015 at Oslo, Norway.