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LAN hall in Canberra?

By Bray - 2 January 2012 23

I need a Hall to hold a gaming event (LAN).

I can’t find any that allow overnight stay while even offering $300.

If anyone knows anywhere we could go, please share.

Thanks!

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LAN hall in Canberra?
Gerry-Built 1:48 pm 03 Jan 12

One of the Uni Refectory buildings?

Spectra 11:02 am 03 Jan 12

Tetranitrate said :

Stiffman said :

don’t forget the power. lots of power. especially if you have planned for lots of people.
somewhere like a scout hall may not have much in the way of power, especially if its an older building

This isn’t as much of an issue as it once was, because nobody uses CRT’s anymore.

Actually, CRTs don’t draw a whole heap of power (maybe 100-200W) and an equivalent sized LCD still draws around half that. As CRTs have been phased out, power consumption for high-end machines, especially graphics cards, has gone up pretty significantly. A 400W power supply is about the absolute minimum you’d consider for a decent gaming rig these days. Short version: Power requirements are still something you should think seriously about. Even if you very conservatively budget 400W per person, and are looking at only 20 people, that’s still a lot more than a few daisy-chained power boards on a single standard 15A or 20A circuit will get you. And when it comes to electricity, you really want to err on the side of having plenty of headroom.

taninaus 7:26 am 03 Jan 12

dungfungus said :

taninaus said :

Oh, sorry – I didn’t read the original post closely and thought LAN was an acronym for “Lewd Adults’ Night” and there have been a few of those at the nominated venue over the past 30 years……

LOL! the isolation does have some benefits – I just thought it was people enjoying a good band, but I have been educated now!

Mumbucks 11:18 pm 02 Jan 12

Call the casino. He haw

dungfungus 7:34 pm 02 Jan 12

taninaus said :

Dunfungas – the woolshed isn’t really set up for this type of thing – power points are sparse and it would be a bit drafty overnight – and no guarantees if there is a storm.

Local community centres would be the other option Bray – there are some new ones around, possibly also worth looking at churches (unless your games are not compatible with their values).

Oh, sorry – I didn’t read the original post closely and thought LAN was an acronym for “Lewd Adults’ Night” and there have been a few of those at the nominated venue over the past 30 years……

taninaus 5:28 pm 02 Jan 12

Dunfungas – the woolshed isn’t really set up for this type of thing – power points are sparse and it would be a bit drafty overnight – and no guarantees if there is a storm.

Local community centres would be the other option Bray – there are some new ones around, possibly also worth looking at churches (unless your games are not compatible with their values).

majorLazer 5:13 pm 02 Jan 12

not totally legal but if you know someone in any of the Unis(ANU or UC)..most of them have computer labs open 24/7. Most of the Labs can fit 20 people and UC one might fit 10 more. Power sockets are aplenty and comfy chairs as well. There is a larger room in ANU labs with space for 40-50 people but it gets locked after hours…

p1 3:30 pm 02 Jan 12

Scout hall for sure. Easiest way is if you find someone you know who is involved with scouts (and you do know someone) and get them to have a word with their group leader.

dungfungus 3:14 pm 02 Jan 12

Try the Yarralumla woolshed?

Tetranitrate 12:35 pm 02 Jan 12

Try duratone in phillip. I’m pretty sure they have a room that they hire out specifically for this purpose.

Also

Stiffman said :

don’t forget the power. lots of power. especially if you have planned for lots of people.
somewhere like a scout hall may not have much in the way of power, especially if its an older building

This isn’t as much of an issue as it once was, because nobody uses CRT’s anymore.

steveu 12:30 pm 02 Jan 12

you could always talk to the canberra games society boys if they have any space at their cancon event over the Aus. Day long weekend. They may be able to do a deal for you.

Matt Sheppard 11:45 am 02 Jan 12
Stiffman 10:42 am 02 Jan 12

don’t forget the power. lots of power. especially if you have planned for lots of people.
somewhere like a scout hall may not have much in the way of power, especially if its an older building

harvyk1 10:02 am 02 Jan 12

Bray, how old are you? The reason why I ask is that IME (when I was younger) was that groups where not overly keen on renting out halls etc to younger people.

If you are young, or look young (by that I mean under 25) you may have trouble getting a hall.
Just a suggestion, if you are young get someone much older to arrange the venue on your behalf.

Of course if you are over 25 ignore this comment.

Gerry-Built 9:14 am 02 Jan 12

maybe a high school/college or a Scout Hall? both would have contact numbers on signs out the front (or Google them)…

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