i want as many good players to come to this thing as possible, and if opening up my house makes it happen, then... i live a measly few short blocks from the portland convention center where the retro gaming expo (AKA tetris championship) is held so if you are on the fence about travel costs please let me know! you can stay with me and my lady friend at my place for free. i have two legitimate spots available (a guest bedroom and a bed in the basement) and two other sub-optimal (but free) places to sleep... a couch and another couch. i also plan on having pals over for some pre-competition competition (i have three TVs and NES consoles downstairs where i host regular, drunken tetris events) so let me know if you're interested. as a brief aside, i am not a weirdo. well, OK, yes i am. but i am the most handsome, eloquent, punctual, debonair, bearded, balding tetris weirdo you will have have the pleasure of meeting. hit me up.