Hosting Your Own Community LAN Party - LFNW 2014 Session

Under the Sea Hosting – Hosting Your Own Community LAN Party – LFNW 2014 Session


Hosting Your Own Community LAN Party – LFNW 2014 Session

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Ever wanted to host your own public PC LAN Gaming Party complete with contests and prizes, but don’t know where to start? In this video I share my experiences hosting mid-size (about 30 players) LAN parties within my community. I am not a seasoned veteran, but I helped pull off two successful LAN parties in 2013 which prompted monthly LAN nights at a local brewery and around the time of this session I was in the midst of coordinating a Spring 2014 LAN Party.

This talk covers the basics and an overview, there to so much to touch on that there wasn’t time for the fine details.

This was presented at LinuxFest Northwest on April 26th, 2014.

See our LAN Party Timelapses at
More info on our gaming group at www.nwrlguild.com

And yes, I did manage to say “um” over 300 times in less than an hour and a half…

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Hosting Your Own Community LAN Party – LFNW 2014 Session

8 thoughts on “Under the Sea Hosting – Hosting Your Own Community LAN Party – LFNW 2014 Session

  1. How fast network do you need for 30 people. The local that im planning on using has a 250/250 fibernetwork. Is that enough for 30 people playing video games at the same time without lag

  2. Fantastic video. Been running ~24 person LAN parties twice a year for 3/4 years in a hall in UK.

    You're right there is so little info out there on running Medium to Large LANs which makes this video so great. I've asked all my co-organisers to watch this video as this is great info.

    Also the limiting thing on venue for us was cost. Our venue is cheap has everything we could need… expect an internet connection. So yes, we run a ~24 person LAN on a 4G dongle. (its OK though, when we started it was 3G!)

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