FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


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 is donated to charity.

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(s), 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 run by gamers who love PC Gaming. BYOC is organized to focus on our community's gamers and having a great time doing what gamers love to do!

Why do I have to pay money to get it?

This is to ensure we have serious gamers that will commit to attending.  This prevents seats from being claimed by attendees who may not show up, allowing us to maintain a bigger, more interactive event. You will be happy to know that the proceeds of your entry fee is donated to charity. That is the point of our events: to organize a fun environment for gamers and raise money for charity while doing it.

How do I obtain a refund if I cannot attend?

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

Do I have to be on a gaming team to attend?

No, a lot of people show up that are not on a team. You can play whatever games you wish to play with others. If you wish to participate in the tournaments, you can easily join a throw together team or get picked up to play for a short handed team.

I am not very good at video games but I enjoy playing them, should I come?

Of course, anybody who enjoys playing multiplayer games and has a computer should attend our LAN Parties.

Am I required to play in the tournaments?

No, when you are at the event you can choose which tournaments you wish to play in, or choose NOT to play in any of them.

I am going to be late for the event start time, is that ok?

That is perfectly fine, you may show up any time the event is in progress. If you plan to play in a tournament, make sure you arrive before the tournament start time. If you are late for the tournament you will not be able to play in it.

Do you provide computers for me to play on?

No, you must bring your own computer to participate in our LAN Party. Please review the what to bring section.

What does your network consist of?

Our network is an all Cisco enterprise network. We have many powerful servers that run our dedicated game servers. Our network is connected to a high speed Internet connection.

Is there an age restriction for your events?

Our events are open to all ages, but if you are under 18 you will need to have your parents/guardian sign the waiver and bring it with you to the LAN Party.

How is the seating determined?

When you register for the event you will be able to select a seat you would like, as long as that seat has not been taken by another attendee already. Make sure you have your team or friends pick seats next to you if you want to sit near each other.

Are guests / visitors allowed to visit the event?

Yes, guests are allowed, although they can't stay for a very long nor can they participate in any games or activities.

Are tailgate parties allowed?

Tailgate parties, including cooking, grilling, and/or partaking in alcoholic beverages or illegal substances, are prohibited. Violators will be ejected on sight without refund.

Can I sleep at the LAN?

Yes, bring a sleeping bag and pillow.  There are a few hotels within a few minutes of driving.  We would recommend a hotel or a friend's place.

May I live stream at the event?

You may, however we ask that you talk with your neighbors at the event to confirm that it will not be distracting or annoying to them.  Please notify us in advance of the event if you plan to stream at the event.

How does the prize drawing / raffle work?

By purchasing a ticket for the event, you are automatically entered into the raffle.  Names for the raffle are selected at random from the pool of registered attendees.  There will be one prize drawing during the event - check the event schedule for the day and time.  You must be present to win and you can only win one prize an event.  If you are drawn more than once by accident, please notify us.  As well, you may not claim a prize for someone else.




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