Sign-ups are now open for StratLAN summer party 2012!
For those of you who haven’t been to a StratLAN event before, it’s the heart of our social gaming. With the whole lan often playing the same game, it’s very easy to make new friends at a StratLAN event, and it’s not just for regular members of our community!
StratLAN Summer Party 2012 is being held at Stratford Upon Avon Racecource from 6pm on Thursday 19th – Monday 23rd July. With Space for 110 people make sure you book your ticket fast to avoid disappointment.
StratLAN has a new 60Mb ‘net connection which can handle 110 people with ease, just be sure to update your steam before you get to the event
What will be happening at StratLAN Summer you ask? Well let us tell you…
Red Vs Blue. Now a regular at StratLAN summer Parties RvB is half the LAN vs half the LAN, playing against each other in a range of games from TF2 to SC2. Get ready for some pwnage and this will get messy!
More Big Games. It’s often something that people feed back to us, and we try very hard to ensure that we get as many big games sorted as we can. However, we are going to be putting more time & effort into making sure that we have more big matches of the games you want to play. Games on the radar so far include TF2, Blur, BF3, CSS, COD4 and UT2k4, but we will add whatever games people want to play!
Hangover Breakfast. It’s not unheard of that the occasional gamer will have a tipple of the good stuff during an evening of SLAN, and as a result can feel slightly “worse for wear” the following morning. But this cannot affect the days gaming! The answer? Bacon. Multiplay to the rescue! We will be putting on cooked Bacon breakfast baps for weary gamers each morning, to help you start your day of gaming right.
Summer BBQ’s. We will be cooking BBQ’s on the Friday and the Sunday, £6 a day for the finest burgers, sausages and Chinese pork loin! To add BBQ’s to your ticket simply add it on as an additional service on ticket booking page.
Console & Chillout Area. A big, proper, dedicated chill out area for watching films, TV, playing console games or catching up on something sad on TV on Saturday night.
Tuck Shop. The tuck shop is back to SLAN after some time away, but it won’t be anything like the size of the iSeries tuck shop! With some cans & snacks on offer, there will be enough to get you through between meals.
PC and Monitor Rentals available. If you are coming from afar and can’t bring your PC or monitor then why not rent one from us? i7 machine and 22″ monitors are available to hire.
If that sounds like your cup of tea then get over to the booking page and secure your place today!
Why not invite your friends? We have a Facebook event set-up for StratLAN Summer Party 2012, invite your friends and share the LAN goodness
It is now officially very MERE until StratLAN Feb, with only 3 days until the home of the bard once again plays host to a fun filled weekend of gaming goodness.
We have some cool things to announce for this SLAN, including:
- New 60mb Internet Pipe! No more Steam encroaching on our precious bandwidths throughout the weekend. However, make sure you update everything before you pack down your rig to prevent Geo and his BAN HAMMER paying you a visit.
- We are very proud to introduce our StratLAN version of BarCraft; the popular pastime of mixing SC2 and beers in what we like to call: BARDCRAFT!
Not bad eh?
After the impromptu starting of some BarCraft during Christmas SLAN, we decided to make it a bit more organised this time round, as it was so much fun!
The format for BardCraft will be essentially be that anyone who wants to take part in a small 1v1 SC2 tournament will sign up at the event, and we will create a schedule based on those players.
Then everyone gathers around the BardCraft area, and 2 players at a time go and play their game, while the rest of us watch, drink and mock.
Hopefully some of our more SC2 savvy players at the LAN will indulge us with some commentary on the match, to add some atmosphere to ocassion!
Sound like fun? Good, cus it is.
We also have a rough schedule for the weekend! It goes something like this:
6pm LAN STARTS! xD
9pm Social Frivolity
11am-12noon Bacon O’ Clock (Bacon Baps £1 each in the kitchen)
1pm BIG GAME: Battlefield 3
4pm GAME: (QUAKE LIVE)
7pm EVENT: “BardCraft II” (or Dungeon Defenders)
“Midnight MOBA”: League of Legends / DOTA2 / HoN Night
11am-12noon Bacon O’Clock
1pm BIG GAME: Team Fortress 2
4pm GAME: Left 4 Dead 2 Versus
7pm EVENT: RTS Evening! SupCom / Age Of Empires / Warcraft 3 / Starcraft II (Monobattles) / RTS of choice evening.
11am-12noon Bacon O’Clock
1pm GAME: Blur
4pm END OF LAN :’(
So there we go! Make sure you remember all your cables, games, plugs, glasses, headphones, phone chargers, pillows, towels, mouse mats, beer, food, toothpaste, shower gel, monitors and kettle leads, and we’ll see you at the weekend! *\o/*