What games are played at altLAN?
A wide range of games are played at altLAN. The usual big names will have a showing, such as Battlefield, Call of Duty, GoW, Halo but we really do go round a huge number of games over the event. Our event plan will show you a lot of what we have planned and when. Some of which does not require you to even have the game as it could be being held on the Stage or in the Bar.
If there’s a game which you want to play, you should be able to quickly round up a few others from the event to join you. If you need help with this come speak to the organisers at the event and we’ll try our best to help get it going.
Is there an age limit?
We are an over 18’s event. This is a break away from the everyday and a chance to let your hair down so to speak and we cannot cater for any youngsters because of this.
When can I arrive?
altLAN officially begins at 2pm on the Friday. Please do not arrive before then unless you would like to help with the setup :)
Can I bring my own food and drink?
You are permitted to bring in your own food and also your own alcohol into the venue. Limited catering facilities are available, such as hot water and Tea / Coffee. No kitchen available.
We cater for all main meals and also have snacks available from the tuck shop. Each morning there will be breakfast in the style of our Mega Breakfast Bap and in the evening we will have some tasty solutions available at around £5/6.
What washing facilities are there?
Over the road from the altLAN venue are the Rowington Village Cricket Club changing rooms. These are free but by no means a 5 star experience. It is a shower with hot water which we find is all we need. Bring your own soap etc.
We keep the shower block locked so come and find an organiser and we will give you the key.
Where can I sleep?
The venue has separate sleeping areas and we will assign one to you with your ticket.
Sleeping inside is nice because its warm but don’t forget your earplugs, these are communal sleeping areas and can get a little noisy.
You will need your sleeping bag and any other bedding gear such as inflatable mattresses. Space is at a premium so please don’t bring double inflatable beds, just single size or camp beds.
Can I bring my dual monitors?
No, sorry. We just do not have enough space. We ask that you keep your TV / monitor to 37” or below.
Can I bring my mini fridge?
No. We just do not have the spare power to run your fridge.
Plugging in mini fridges may overload the system and knock out the whole LAN.
How much is it?
The tickets are £85 each. Every ticket is a full weekend ticket and gives you a space at the LAN tables, somewhere to sleep, a big breakfast each morning and entry to all competitions / tournaments. All you might want is some cash for drinks and food.
What is your refund policy?
If the event is cancelled or doesn't go ahead for some reason, full refunds or tickets to future events will be offered. We cannot however offer refunds on an individual basis under normal circumstances.
Will my stuff be safe?
We have been running these style of gaming events for many years now and we are pleased to say we have never had any issues regarding missing equipment etc.
Of course you can never say never and we hope that by having all attendees registered and by having event admins always present and the fact that a few people are always awake even in the very late hours your equipment will be safe.
Can I park near the event?
Yes, we have a carpark as part of the event grounds, also the unloading area on friday will be managed to make sure you can park right by the door to get your equipment inside before moving your car over to a parking space.
Are there any tournaments or competitions?
Absolutely! altLAN is different from other LAN gaming events because we feel an important part of the weekend is getting everyone involved in what's going on. We have at your station - these are events that you can take part in from your chair on your device. Stage - these are held at the front of the hall for all to see and you will be asked to get join us. Bar - in the bar we have some consoles setup or retro games for other types of team events that you will be entered into.
You can always say no but we hope you will enjoy them.