InfernaLAN LANFest InfernaLAN Fall 2017
Nov
10

 

Section 1 - Intel LANFest General

1.1 What is LANFest Sponsored by Intel?

LANFest Sponsored by Intel is a series of LAN parties organized, planned, and ran by LANFest. LANFest is a national non-profit 501c3 made up of volunteer gamers like you that run LAN PARTIES across the Nation. These events are open to the general public for a small admission fee that 100% goes to charity. Proceeds are matched by Intel for donation charity.

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1.2 When and where are LANFest Sponsored by Intel events?

All over the Nation, generally one to three times a year per chapter. Please check our Events page for the most up-to-date schedule.

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1.3 What is RIGG?

RIGG is the Recreational Intel Gamers Group, an employee group at Intel comprised of passionate PC gamers. RIGG volunteers plan and host these events and are some of the most hardcore gamers out there!

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1.4 What is the BYOC area?

BYOC stands for Bring Your Own Computer. It is an area where people bring their own computers to connect to a local network and play with others. Attendees are not allowed to hook into the network or use power unless they purchase a BYOC seat. This is the main section of the event with tournaments, game contest, and featured games. BYOC seats have access to all of the event and entry into the prize drawing.

There is always something to do, a new game to try, and many dedicated LAN servers for the BYOC section. LANFest is ran by gamers who loving PC Gaming. BYOC is organized to focus on the our community's gamers and having a great time doing what gamers love to do!

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1.5 When is the Intel LANFest InfernaLAN?

Please see the main page for details.

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1.6 Where is the Intel LANFest InfernaLAN?

Address:
Washington State Fair Events Center
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA 98371
 

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1.7 How many seats are at the Intel LANFest InfernaLAN?

400+ Seats

24 Preimum 

5 VR 

10 Steamer

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1.8 What are the ticket types and cost?

Please see the main page for this information. 

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1.9 What's the minimum age to attend the event?

Minors 15 and under must be escorted by their guardian at all times. Please refer to the table below for the requirements for allowing minors 16 and older to the event. The waiver can be found here.

Attendee's age Regular Hours (7AM-10PM) Minor Curfew (10PM-7AM)
Under 16yo
  • Section II signed, and
  • Section III signed, and
  • Parent or guardian present
  • Section II signed, and
  • Section III signed, and
  • Parent or guardian present
16yo,17yo
  • Section II signed, and
  • Section III signed, and
  • Either:
    • Parent or guardian present, or
    • Unescorted box in section III signed, or
    • Chaperone box signed and chaperone present
  • Section II signed, and
  • Section III signed, and
  • Either:
    • Parent or guardian present, or
    • Chaperone box signed and chaperone present

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1.10 What type of prizes and giveaways are available?

Contest prizes vary by event but expect to see extreme gaming prizes from our many sponsors. The community has chosen that the majority of the prizes are given away in the general drawing Saturday night of the event.

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1.11 When will the list of prizes be posted?

Generally a list of prizes is not available before the LAN. Come to LANFest and be pleasantly surprized. Check out photos of the event to see what attendees have won in the past.

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1.12 What games will be played?

At LANFest there will be many games played, you can expect servers for each featured game in our schedule. Also, feel free to fire up your favorite game and get people to play with you.

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1.13 What should I bring to the event?
  • For everyone (including spectators):
    • Signed Waiver (Signed by parent or guardian for anyone under 18.)
    • A photo form of identification
  • For BYOC attendees:
    • Network cable (25ft)
    • 30in monitor or less. (nothing bigger) unless you have a second space purchased. 
    • Gear that will fit in a 3ft table space. 
    • Confirmation email showing your payment confirmation, seat number and gamer id
    • Computer Desktop and display, or Laptop
    • Mouse and keyboard (and joystick/gamePad if you use these)
    • Power and Video Cables
    • Games (and their required discs if applicable)
    • Headphones (speakers are not allowed)
    • Food or Money for food 
    • Note: Surge Protectors will be provided (you will not be allowed to use your own.)

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1.14 Do I need to bring an Ethernet cable?

YES! Bring one at least 25ft long and make sure it works.

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1.15 Will there be food at the LAN?

Plan to bring money to buy food or your own personal food to the event. Food and drink (no alcohol) is allowed into the LAN as long as you clean up after yourselves. There are a number of restaurants and stores in the area.

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1.16 Can I sleep at the LAN?

Yes, but no mattresses, recliners, or sofas are allowed. Please be respectful to your neighbors and shower.

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1.17 When will the waiver be posted? And who has to sign it?

The waiver can be found here. Everyone has to sign the waiver to be allowed at the event and bringing the waiver signed can get you in faster. Minors older than the minimum age (see 1.10 above) need to have their parent or legal guardian sign the consent portion of the waiver and provide an emergency contact number.

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1.18 Where can I park? What does parking cost?

You may park for free at the Washington State Fairgrounds Gold parking lot on the NorthEast side of the Expo Center.

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1.19 Can I stay in a camper, motorhome, or RV on the parking lot?

Yes, Parking of such vehicles on Washington State Fairgrounds parking lot is allowed.

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1.20 Are tailgate parties allowed?

Tailgate parties, (alcohol) drinking or cooking/grilling are prohibited. Violators will be ejected on sight without refund.

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1.21 Is there going to be internet access?

Yes. Internet at LANFest is for gaming only. Bandwidth is limited and ports may be blocked. There will be a patch server with patches for all the popular games. Good news: this event will have access to a Steam Content Server, please set your steam program to use the 'LAN Event Server'.

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1.22 Will there be a IRC, Ventrilo, and/or Team Speak setup?

LANFest has an InfernaLAN discord server available for your use.You are free to setup any voice or chat system/program as long as you stick to the LAN rules of respect, and the server is setup as a 'LAN' only server which will not use internet bandwdith. 

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1.23 How will the prize drawing work?

The prize drawing is based on your registration ticket and is randomly picked. There will be a prize drawing on Saturday evening, and you must be present to win. 

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1.24 When will the LAN schedule be posted?

You'll find it on the Schedule Page of the InfernaLAN event site.

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1.25 What is the Hardware Curfew?

The Hardware Curfew is from 2AM to 10AM Friday. No one will be allowed to bring or remove any hardware from the LAN (Desktops, Monitors, Laptops, and so on). This way if the attendees wish to go home and sleep they may do so without packing up their system and feel a bit safer. The hardware curfew is NOT a guarantee that your equipment will be there when you return, you're still solely responsible for your personal hardware as described in the waiver. As always, a hardware lock is reccomended to increase your system's security.

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1.26 What are the power limitations?
  • Power Limit: 3.0A
  • Socket Limit: Two (2) 110V sockets
    • Note: If you have power adaptors that take up additional space on a power strip, please bring a short extension cable so you do not block other peoples sockets.
  • Warning: Any device beyond your computer (or console or notebook) and monitor such as external hard drives, cell phones, etc. will need admin approval to be connected. Failure to follow these guidelines will be grounds for dismissal from the event at the admins discretion.

    Regardless of the wattage of your PSU, most computers draw below an average of 3.0A. If you know you'll need more than that please buy additional seats. Or find away to reduce your systems power draw.

  • Note: Exceptions may exist for certain seat types. See the main page for more information.

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1.27 Are spectators allowed in the LAN? In the BYOC?

Yes, spectators are allowed in the LAN and the BYOC for free at the event.

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1.28 Can I volunteer to help with the event?

Yes, please fill out the volunteer form linked on the main page and you'll be contacted as positions become available.

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1.29 Are there Intel LANFest Online Gaming Servers?

Yes! Check out the Intel LANFest Servers Page for details!

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1.30 Where can I get support if I have problems or additional questions about the event?

For general inquiries about LANFest, sponsorship opportunities, or event specific questions, please email us at lanfest@intel.com. For event specific questions, please feel free to post on your event's Forums where event organizers are actively communicating with their respective communities on a daily basis.

For registration related issues only, please open a Support Ticket for the fastest service. This might include changes to your registration, payments, or your BYOC Seating preference. Support admins will not have answers to questions about rules, tournaments, or event specific regulations.

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2.1 What will be the official tournaments and contests?

See schedule page.

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2.2 When will the tournament rules be posted?

Tournaments Rules will be posted by the Tournament Admins at the event.

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2.3 What will the prizes for the tournaments be?

The tournament winners will recieve trophies that are being specially made for InfernaLAN. Generally no hardware prizes are given out for tournaments, play for the fun of competing and the fame of being a true InfernaLAN champion.

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2.4 How do I register for the tournaments?

Intructions on how to register for tournaments will be found on the Intranet site once at the event. There will be a special web server at the event where you and your team can register.

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2.5 If I'm planning on playing in a tournament, when do I have to be at the LAN and all setup?

At least one half-hour before the tournament starts. Tournament registration will close the at that point. Plan to be on time.

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2.6 Can I sign up for multiple tournaments?

Yes, but if you are scheduled to play a round in two or more tournaments at the same time, you must choose only one. General only one tournament will be played at a time.

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2.7 Can you guys have a -insert favorite game here- tournament?

All tournaments, contests and their rules once posted are final. Due to time and resource issues no additional tournaments and contests will be added. Feel free to play whatever you wish at the LAN though.

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Section 3 - Registration

3.1 How do I register for an event?

Easy. Simply click on the Register Tab and fill out the form to register for the appropriate event. Payments can be made securely using a PayPal* account via credit card or account withdraw.

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3.2 How do I obtain a refund if I cannot attend?

Log into your account and open up a Support Ticket requesting a refund. Refunds will be issued in the form of the original ticket price less $2.00 to cover transaction fees. No refunds will be issued within one week of the event. Please request refunds before this deadline!

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3.3 I paid, but my ticket is not marked as paid?

If you paid by eCheck, it will take between 3 and 7 business days to clear your account. You can log into your PayPal account to determine if your payment has cleared. If it has (and for all other forms of payment), please open up a Support Ticket let us know. Include your PayPal account email address and the name on the account to help expedite your inquiry.

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3.4 How can I change my BYOC Seat?
  1. Go to the My Account page by clicking on the top right of the site.
  2. Click the Change Seat button.
  3. Find your desired seat, use the selection clicker on top to Choose your seat (you can only select an open seat)
  4. Click Save Seat Selection to finish.

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3.5 When does online registration close?

TBD. If there are still seats open you may buy them at the door.

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3.6 BYOC Registration Checklist
  1. If your payment has cleared your account, you should have a "Paid" in your Ticket Status: under 'My Account'. Remember that eChecks take 3-7 business days to clear.
  2. You MUST RESERVE YOUR SEAT to confirm your spot at Intel LANFest. If all seats are filled, those that paid but failed to reserve a seat will be refunded. 
  3. If you suspect there is an error with your registration immediately open a Support Ticket. Check the status and details of your support tickets frequently for admin responses. You an always expect a response within 12-24 hours on weekdays. On Holidays response time may be slightly slower

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Section 4 - About Intel

4.1 Can you tell me more about Intel?

Intel, the world's largest silicon innovator, creates products and technologies that change the way people live, work and play. Whether it's a mobile lifestyle or a new way to enjoy entertainment at home, Intel is helping people all over the world accomplish things they never before dreamed possible.

For more information about Intel and its products, please visit http://www.intel.com.

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4.2 Where can I find more information about Intel gaming?

For more information about Intel gaming, please visit http://www.intel.com/go/gaming/.

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For questions, suggestions and comments, please email lanfest@intel.com.

 

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Intel Corportation


Gold Sponsors

Gigabyte


 

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