First Major Convention For The Sims Online Planned

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  1. simcon

    simcon New Member

    First Major Convention For The Sims Online Planned

    Troy Pruyt
    Event Director
    Splash Entertainment Group
    Phone: (248)293-0467
    Mobile: (248)390-5528
    Fax: (248)726-7000


    DETROIT, MI January 9, 2004 -- Based on the most successful PC video game of all time, The Sims, The Sims Online (TSO) has become one of the most successful massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPG). From its thriving community comes the first massively player-organized convention, the International SimCon (ISC).

    In The Sims Online, players create and control the actions of a character known as a Sim. Players enter the world with a small amount of money to spend as they wish. They can purchase their own piece of land to build a home or business, and even recruit roommates. The main object of the game is to socialize, while making money to do what you wish with your property, using tools and objects provided in the game.

    The International SimCon (short for sim convention) will be the first of its kind since TSO's public release one year ago. It will be held in Detroit, Michigan at the Radisson Kingsley Hotel, over the weekend of February 20th to 22nd, 2004. Over 200 players are expected to attend, to meet the humans behind their sim-friends, and get to know each other IRL, short for In Real Life.

    Players attending the event should expect five-star service, while enjoying five-star meals. Each night will have a theme which is tied closely to the game.

    We want to bring the game experience to real life, said the event director, Troy Pruyt, known in game as Troy Kristoffer.

    For instance, Friday evening will be luau themed, which is a common home decorating theme used in the game. Players will dress as their sims, to compete for prizes, while dancing to a live DJ, which is also common in the game.

    Saturday evening will be a black-tie affair, including speakers from Maxis, an awards ceremony, as well as a five-course served dinner, followed by a live performance.

    Each day, attendees will have the chance to sightsee and participate in more wild fun. One of the free side trips is to visit a casino, which is another tie-in with the game.

    Registration online, by phone or mail begins on December 1st, 2003. Players are urged to visit the official website, for more details. Discounted rates for accommodation, airlines and other services will be available to attendees.

    We want to be remembered as the first and largest real life TSO party, said the event co-director, Ray Yu, known in game as Issac Hinderson.

    The Sims Online carries a monthly subscription fee of $9.99 with the first month being free. A credit card is required to register and play. An Internet connection is also required. The Sims Online carries an ESRB rating of T for teen. It is available in stores now for a suggested retail price of US $49.99 or by direct order from the EA Store at or by calling 877-EA GAMES (1- 877- 324-2637).

    Important information on The Sims Online including terms of service and game availability can be found at

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  2. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Benevolent Dictator Staff Member

    Event is real.
  3. slimsim

    slimsim Often-Idle Member

    this belongs in the TSO thread...
    p.s. HI SIMCON!!
  4. EmpressSayuri

    EmpressSayuri New Member

    Please help!

    I saw you post, and I need serious help. My Sims 2 is smearing across my screen as well. And, I'm not very good with laptops! Plllllease help?
    I have a ATI Radeon X2100, and it is made by ATI Technologies Inc.
    And help is very appreciated.
  5. swmeek

    swmeek I got your benevolent dictator pal!!

    Digging up almost 5 year old threads is not recommended on any forum not to mention one that has nothing to do with SimsOnline.
    I posted a possible answer in your help me thread which is what the mods would really like better than people digging up old old threads.

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