Computer Related Questions

As a general rule, a 27″ or smaller LCDS is recommended. Larger LCD’s are allowed, but must fit in your space with your computer and not exceed your total power limit. 

Attendees are allowed 1 monitor per seat.

PDXLAN allows LCD monitors only.

– Attendee seats are allotted 3.75 amps each.

– As a general rule, most single GPU systems, non overclocked parts, are below 3.75amps
– If you don’t know how much power your computer uses, check out a product called a “kill-o-watt” on Amazon
– To stress test your power draw, fire up a game or benchmark software to see what your max load is using a Kill-o-watt.

– Check out a product called Kill-o-watt

Each seat is provided a 3′ foot by 2.5′ foot table space, power, and an ethernet jack on the table. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chair as PDXLAN only has folding chairs.

Attendees will also need to bring all of their power cables, surge protector, monitor, keyboard, computer, mouse, headphones, and mouse pad.


External speakers or monitor/tv speakers are not permitted. Please use a headset.

– Yes, you can put your tower on the floor but keep a few things in mind:
1. Please make sure it does not impair movement in isle ways 
2. Please make sure it is safe for your tower. 
3. Wherever you put your computer, you are responsible for making sure it is out of the way. (We’d hate someone to dent/scratch it or something because of its location)

PDXLAN does not provide WiFi for attendees.

You will need a 25′ foot Ethernet cord. Your switch will be 0 – 21 feet away from you, depending on your seat.

Your computer should be set for a DHCP network, and DNS should be set to obtain automatically. Setting anything but those two settings will prohibit you from connecting to our network.

Sorry, but PDXLAN does not allow UPS power supplies. If you are concerned about the safety of your hardware, please get an adequate surge suppressor.

PDXLAN does not allow any external networking devices such as routers, wifi broadcasters, etc.

PDXLAN does not allow any type of torrenting application. This doesn’t just apply to torrenting illegally, but also to game and software applications that use your internet connection to help distribute files. Some games such as League of Legends, World of Tanks, Blizzard games have this option. Please disable it before you come or you may be blocked.

PDXLAN also does not allow any type of Network applications intended to disrupt the PDXLAN network, or attempt to steal user information. You will be ejected from the event when caught.

Venue Questions

Clark County Event Center
17402 NE Delfel Rd
Ridgefield, WA 98642

Yes. Generally this can be found on the LANREG event page under links.

PDXLAN is connected via a Comcast Business 10GB fiber service.

PDXLAN recommends the on site concession stand when open. There are also nearby options Here

Yes, you can bring in food for yourself and a friend if the concessions window is not currently open. (Hours are posted on site at each event)

If the concessions window is open, we suggest using that first.

We ask that you not use the parking lot to stay overnight in your RV. 

Parking with an RV overnight is not permitted in the parking lot. You are however welcome to find another nearby location that permits this, or legal street parking off site.

We ask that you do not sleep in your vehicle. RV’s are not permitted.

Parking may be purchased through the LANreg system where you purchase your PDXLAN ticket.

Our main event layout can be found here.

Registration Questions

Check out our Ticket information guide for instructions.

Events are announced about 6 months in advance.
If the event is in the above header, the day registration is set to go live is listed.
If the event is not yet in the above header, the event has not yet been announced.

The price of each event is shown on the LANREG event page for the specific event you are looking at attending.

PDXLAN does not offer refunds but does allow you to sell your ticket via the forums on the ticket exchange. Generally speaking if you try selling your ticket at least 1 month prior to the event, you will find a buyer. Last minute sales tend to be harder..

The best way to get a group of 11 or less to sit next to one another is to have 3 people on buying up to 4 tickets each when registration goes live.

If your group is 12 or more, please check out our group seats page.

The venue doors will open by 6PM on the first night. You can claim your badge in the lobby. Be sure to bring your waiver and Photo ID

Please check out the minor policy  and after that, buy a ticket. Children must have a ticket in order to attend.

PDXLAN only allows ticketed attendees most of the time.

Guests passes are available for the hours of 10AM-8PM on SATURDAY only. 
 these rules.

How PDXLAN’s Guest Policy will work:

  • Guests will be allowed in only on Saturday’s of events only, in accordance with the rules listed below.
  • Guests must be signed in at the security desk by an attendee and escorted by the attendee at all times.
  • Guests must sign out with their escort when they leave.
  • Only 1 adult guest per attendee may be in the room at a time.
  • Guests under 18 must also be accompanied with their legal guardian.
  • Guests may not participate in PDXLAN contests.
  • Guests MAY participate in Presentations, and if selected by a sponsor, can win a prize.
  • Guests must leave by 8PM.
  • Guests may not have Monster Drinks, but can buy from concessions.
  • Guests may not bring a Console, Desktop or Laptop system to play on.

Attendees:

  • You are responsible for your guest observing all PDXLAN rules.
  • You are responsible for staying with your guest at all times.
  • If your guest needs to use the restroom, you are responsible for remaining at least outside the restroom to wait for them.
  • Instruct your guests to respect other attendees and computers.
  • Please keep guests from blocking aisle traffic.
  • Please instruct your guests not to take from the Monster bin
  • Guests must always have an attendee with them.

 

General Questions

PDXLAN is a BYOC LAN party where PC gamers bring their computers to play PC games with one another, socialize, play in fun contests, play in for-fun tournaments, and win prizes. PDXLAN takes place 2-3 times per year.

A BYOC LAN party is where all attendees bring their PC, monitor, keyboard, headset, mouse, mouse pad to a location to play video games with one another.

PDXLAN opens at 6PM the first day, and closes at 6PM the last day. Days in between are 9AM-3AM

Our main event layout can be found here.

PDXLAN uses Discord to communicate with attendees. It is recommend that everyone has this software pre-installed and be pre-joined to the community Discord server . It is also reccomended that you turn notifications on for the channel “Announcements”. Remember, you can install this on your Android or Apple phone as well for announcements without ALT-Tabing out of your game, or announcements on the go.

PDXLAN only allows ticketed attendees most of the time.

Guests passes are available for the hours of 10AM-8PM on SATURDAY only. 
 these rules.

How PDXLAN’s Guest Policy will work:

  • Guests will be allowed in only on Saturday’s of events only, in accordance with the rules listed below.
  • Guests must be signed in at the security desk by an attendee and escorted by the attendee at all times.
  • Guests must sign out with their escort when they leave.
  • Only 1 adult guest per attendee may be in the room at a time.
  • Guests under 18 must also be accompanied with their legal guardian.
  • Guests may not participate in PDXLAN contests.
  • Guests MAY participate in Presentations, and if selected by a sponsor, can win a prize.
  • Guests must leave by 8PM.
  • Guests may not have Monster Drinks, but can buy from concessions.
  • Guests may not bring a Console, Desktop or Laptop system to play on.

Attendees:

  • You are responsible for your guest observing all PDXLAN rules.
  • You are responsible for staying with your guest at all times.
  • If your guest needs to use the restroom, you are responsible for remaining at least outside the restroom to wait for them.
  • Instruct your guests to respect other attendees and computers.
  • Please keep guests from blocking aisle traffic.
  • Please instruct your guests not to take from the Monster bin
  • Guests must always have an attendee with them.

 

PDXLAN attendees play past and present popular games, as well as some nitche games. For a really good idea of what will be played, take a look at our Discord server’s voice channel headings. Also, don’t be shy about posting in #LetsPlay with the game you are looking to play with your seat number so people can find you.

Tournament and Contest Questions

PDXLAN announces these on Facebook leading up to the event. Generally speaking contests and tournaments are not finalized until 2 weeks before the event.

PDXLAN tournament prizes are given to one random team that participates in the tournament unless otherwise specified. Contest prizing is announced either before the event, or before the contest at the event.

Attendees are welcome to start their own unofficial tournaments and contests. In fact in some cases, the event admin will sponsor your event if you have enough teams participating.

Tournament and Contest signup’s are the event, check the help desk.

Nope. You are free to game to your hearts content while at the event. Even if you game by yourself or with just one friend.

Community / Social

The forum rules are located here 

Yes! You can find it at http://www.pdxlan.net/discord

Our community Facebook group is here.

PDXLAN uses Discord to communicate with attendees. It is recommend that everyone has this software pre-installed and be pre-joined to the community Discord server . It is also reccomended that you turn notifications on for the channel “Announcements”. Remember, you can install this on your Android or Apple phone as well for announcements without ALT-Tabing out of your game, or announcements on the go.

Prizing Questions

First, we apologize that your prize either broke or is non-functional.

We’d love to help you, but the prizes given to PDXLAN are given to us by the representatives of the company and they do not give us a receipt of any kind. Your best bet is to let them know in the RMA process that this prize was given to you at PDXLAN by the “COMPANY NAME HERE” marketing team.

Please remember to act professional and courteous in your interactions with companies as you are a reflection of LAN attendees everywhere not just PDXLAN. Don’t threaten to be mean on social media and tell all your friends – just be nice. You’ll always get better service.

PDXLAN is like a candy store for hardware enthusiasts. Generally PDXLAN has about $100k in hardware prizes per event.

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