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. 

Standard seats are allowed 1 monitor per seat.
Leet seats are allowed two monitors per seat, provided they fit in their allocated space.

PDXLAN allows LCD monitors only.

– Regular seats are allotted 3.33 amps each.
– Leet seats are allotted 5 amps each.
– If you don’t know how much power your computer uses, see the corresponding FAQ.

– Check out a product called Kill-o-watt

Each seat is provided table space, a chair, power, and an ethernet jack on the table.

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

Please note that unless you have a seat in the Leet Seat section, you are not allowed to bring your own chair.

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. If you are a hotel guest, you will have access to their WiFi.

You will need a 25′ foot Ethernet cord. Sometimes people on the ends of the table can need a little more than that.

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. You may be ejected from the event when caught.

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 PDXLAN organization runs different styles of LANs as a way to better fit all gamer styles.

  • PDXLAN’s with a number attached are our “Main Events”with 550 people, contests, tournaments, and prizing.
  • PDXLAN November events are our charity drive events with 500+ people and prizing
  • Vector LANs are our 21+ event with a bar in the room with about 200-250 people.

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

A regular seat comes with 3 feet of space and 3amps of power. A leet seat comes with 4 feet of space and 5amps of power. Sometimes there may be more swag offered to Leet Seats, but this should not be counted on. In addition, Leet seats may bring their own chair to the main events where regular seats may not.

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. Anyone walking through the door will need a ticket pre-purchased online.

Venue Questions

The Holiday Inn, Portland Airport
8439 NE Columbia Blvd
Portland, OR 97220

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 Cascade Station for many options. The hotel does have a small restaurant as well. Here is a map of nearby food options. 

Yes, you can bring in food for yourself and a friend. The venue does not allow catering of any kind, or delivery of food to more than 4 people at a time.

The venue does not allow RV’s

The venue asks that you do not.

Parking prices vary based on length of stay and if you are a hotel guest. Please inquire with your reservation agent or hotel front desk for exact pricing.

Our main event layout can be found here.

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 that is active at all times, not just at events.

PDXLAN only allows ticketed attendees. Anyone walking through the door will need a ticket pre-purchased online.

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.

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 that is active at all times, not just at events.

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.