PDXLAN tag line: “Have fun. Frag hard. Give back.”


PDXLAN, a not-for-profit organization,  was established in 2002 with it’s first event taking place in July of 2003. PDXLAN was founded by a group of avid PC-Gamers that wanted a large LAN party in the Portland, Oregon area.

Over the years PDXLAN has evolved into not just an event, but a community of generous gamers that have come to donate over $1,000,000 to local and national charities.

PDXLAN’s community is full of PC-hardware junkies, world renown case modders, and avid casual gamers who are focused on playing together for fun.

Typical PDXLAN events have three core parts: Contests, Tournaments, and Charity. PDXLAN events tend to give away over $100,000 in PC hardware prizes at each event.


PDXLAN Core Values

Community – PDXLAN is laser focused on creating community among gamers.

Inclusivity – PDXLAN values an inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcome.

Respect – PDXLAN aspires to have a community where everyone is treated with kindness.

Giving – The PDXLAN community’s purpose is to do good in the world through charitable giving.


PDXLAN Staff, 2019

Above: From Left to Right: BizSar, Wookie, JocBug, Omega, JuiceBox, Dink, Pietzaah, Vector, CreativeWan, Demented,
Marsbar, Spork, Payback, Mortenya, T.da, Aractor, Moogle, JetX, Raelins, Maloch, HotPocket.

The PDXLAN Staff

The PDXLAN staff aren’t just the most experienced LAN Staff in the world, they are all professionals that come together to volunteer their time to the event.  The staff works passionately to make each event better than the previous one.

Staff Management

Matt “Vector” Conwell – Sponsorships, Marketing, Event Organizer

Joseph “Payback” Falbey – Network Administrator

Jessica “Demented” Conwell – On site registration, Tracker of Matt

Past Events and Event Production

PDXLAN has hosted over 80 events since 2003. In addition, PDXLAN has been hired by NVIDIA, PC-Gamer, AMD, and Newegg to run world-class LAN Parties and Fan Day Celebrations around the United States.

Perhaps the most awesome LAN PDXLAN has produced took place on a decommissioned aircraft carrier in Oakland, CA. Over 650 attendees from North America came to celebrate NVIDIA and the launch of Battlefield.

GeForce LAN