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Gamers and Specators

Days until LANtastic! 7
Doors open Saturday November 25 at 09:00

Angry Bird Deadline November 17
Days to Deadline 0

event flyers


Welcome to LANtastic!
[Fermulator] [08:16 pm - 01 Jan 2017]
Ahoy there LANtastic gamers!

This is our official website with all the stuff you need to know. Please browse around and familiarize yourself with the layout. Absorb the event details!

If you're not quite sure what this event is all about, please see the information page for more details.

If you know that this is what you want, register for the event and pay in advance for VIP status to guarantee a seat. Don't forget to participate in the polls

Interested in sponsoring LANtastic? Thank you for your interest! Please see the sponsors page for more details.

Not sure if this is for you? Well come check it out during our spectator hours mid-afternoon on the Saturday of the event weekend!

Out-of-town attendees checkout our lodging details for close by amenities.

[sygnus] [09:45 pm - 16 Nov 2017]
This is a big one folks! HP (yes, that HP!!) has graciously donated (courtesy of one of our VIP Attendees) some swag and goodies... Not only that, but they've also hooked up LANtastic with two demo units of their HP OmenX line of PCs to try out during the event! WOW!

NEW SPONSOR - Connect Tech
[Fermulator] [10:48 pm - 13 Nov 2017]
A new sponsor this year, Connect Tech Inc. is a hardware design and manufacturing company that specializes in rugged, small form factor embedded solutions. With over 30 years of design experience, a large number of ‘off-the-shelf’ products, and a nimble engineering team; they are ready to help with your custom design. Connect Tech is contributing a sweet golf package for one lucky raffle winner!

NEW GAME - Fortnite Battle Royale
[Xanamander] [09:23 pm - 13 Nov 2017]
By popular request, Fortnite Battle Royale joins the official game schedule, making our mid-afternoon game slot on Saturday into a Battle Royale block (with the incumbent PUBG).

This free-to-play game from Epic adds base building and other interesting mechanics to the multiplayer gameplay popularized by PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS. Check it out!

NEW SPONSOR - Adventure Rooms Canada
[sygnus] [07:54 pm - 12 Nov 2017]
Adventure Rooms Canada is sharing with LANtastic this year by providing a puzzle box with a single admission voucher locked away inside.. Use the voucher to test your puzzle-solving skills to find your way out of one of their escape rooms!

NEW SPONSOR - The Clever Archer
[sygnus] [07:44 pm - 12 Nov 2017]
Hear ye, hear ye, lest ye not forget, but The Clever Archer has come to sponsor LANtastic again! Bring forth your skills of arrow and bow, with a friend and yourself! Aim true, fellow attendees, and the gift certificate for Archery Tag may be yours!

NEW SPONSOR - Apollo Cinema
[sygnus] [07:42 pm - 12 Nov 2017]
Helping us out once again this year is Apollo Cinema, bringing us a pair of tickets for a show on the big screen!

[sygnus] [09:42 pm - 07 Nov 2017]
For the third year running, DAY[9]TV is once again supplying LANtastic with some exciting swag to fuel our desires to BE A BETTER GAMER! Check out the sponsors page for some more details on what kind of goodies they've shared with us this year!

Lodging Amenities Ready!
[Fermulator] [08:11 am - 07 Nov 2017]
For all you out-of-town guests:
* pwn2own has finalized our partnership with two Hotels! Inn of Waterloo, and Best Western; both are very close by to the LANtastic venue.
* check it out! - book your hotel ASAP to avoid disappointment

[Fermulator] [02:57 am - 03 Nov 2017]
StarTech.com has done it again! They consistently support our event year-over-year and really sweeten the pot for our gamer attendees. EVERY attendee shall be receiving their very own FREE, to KEEP, 25' Cat5e networking cable. BLAMO! - please checkout their startech.com online store for all of your cable and adapter and many other needs!

Zone1 Capacity Maxed!
[Fermulator] [03:03 pm - 22 Oct 2017]
Well congratulations everyone for pulling your friends in for VIP! - we've successfully filled zone1, and there are several paid attendees (and staff) who have even yet to reserve a seat. As per our seating expansion plan, this means we're opening up external zones as needed. We've at least two separate groups of gamers who've expressed interest in the external zone(s), so this means some more seats will be opening up into zone1. Enjoy! - and remember - if you haven't paid yet for VIP, you'd better act fast if you wan't in on the action!

Lodging Update
[Fermulator] [02:50 pm - 22 Oct 2017]
For those of you coming out of town just a small update on behalf of pwn2own. Chris has been working hard at securing a recommended (and hopefully sponsored) lodging partner! Several weeks back we ran into an unfortunate collision with another event in KW (hockey related) - which resulted in all nearby hotels being pre-reserved (on hold). At the end of the month, these holds are released; come first week of November hopefully we'll have a decision with some good news! - thanks for your patience

[Fermulator] [09:34 am - 07 Oct 2017]
Our local KW MUSEUM downtown kitchener has donated 10x general admission passes to contribute to our raffle table. Be a lucky winner and you can check out what's gong on there for free! https://www.THEMUSEUM.ca.

NEW FLYER (with game and sponsorship logos)
[Fermulator] [11:43 pm - 25 Sep 2017]
We're gearing up to physically print the flyer ASAP - needed to lock in games and a first round of sponsors first though, which we've got now!

The new version of the flyer is updated. A future digital update may come too.

NEW SPONSOR - Watchtower Restaurant
[sygnus] [10:18 pm - 25 Sep 2017]
Our new friends at the Watchtower Restaurant have sent some coupons our way to make use of on our next visit to their establishment! Always nice to be able to save a few bucks while enjoying a tasty meal!

NEW SPONSOR - Muse Games
[sygnus] [10:17 pm - 20 Sep 2017]
Our pals and yours from Muse Games have, for the third year in a row, stepped up to sponsor LANtastic! We got Guns of Icarus Alliance on our games page, and every attendee gets their very own FREE copy of the Collector's Edition, along with some pins to adorn your vests and goggles!

Fly on gamers, and may your airships strike true!

Games list is up!
[Xanamander] [09:16 pm - 16 Sep 2017]
You've been patient, but the wait is over! The official list of games is now live!

Schedule is up!
[Xanamander] [11:48 pm - 14 Sep 2017]
This year's proposed game schedule is now available for your consideration.

We want to hear your thoughts on the plan, please send us your feedback!

[Fermulator] [08:34 pm - 13 Sep 2017]
You'll need a break! We bet that your eyes will be tired of staring at your screen during the LAN. Well have we got the perfect reading material for you -- CPU magazine! A magazine for people like us: gamers, power users, PC enthusiasts, and more! CPU magazine is once again sharing with us one of their upcoming 2017 issues for all LANtastic attendees!

seating zones updated
[Fermulator] [08:11 pm - 13 Sep 2017]
Learning from last year, we've made some improvements and optimizations to the seating zones, should we need them for expansion/overflow.

zone1 seating enabled
[Fermulator] [09:23 pm - 09 Sep 2017]
Since we are now accepting payments, it obviously makes sense to allow people to sit down! For now, enabling zone1 (main room).

- zone1 has been reduced by 4x seats (last year it was too tight)
- probably some major changes to the other zones. TBD (for now all other zones remain as reserved)

Flyer is up!
[sygnus] [09:36 pm - 08 Sep 2017]
Hey all, check out this year's Flyer! It's brimming with the essence of gaming and awesome!

Games and Sponsor List are in the works, so stay tuned to see those get updated!

Payments are Go!
[sygnus] [01:33 pm - 04 Sep 2017]
We're now accepting payments!

Please be aware that based upon last year's survey results, we've increased the price for this year's event slightly (just $5) to put the extra money to good use (i.e.: continuing to improve the gaming experience and better prizes!)

Deadlines are shown on the information page.

We're Working On It
[Fermulator] [08:36 pm - 02 Sep 2017]
several bits of information is of course missing from the main pages, as we just launched Sep1; team is working on the following (in order of most pressing)
1) marketing/advertising
2) sponsorship
3) games list & schedule
4) misc administrative event planning etc. (including payment processing)
5) venue, seating, etc.
6) servers & networking planning

, so you can expect news updates as they come to completion!

staff 12

registered 70
pre-paid 61/70
spectators 2
seats remaining 46/106

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all logos are © their respective owners.

gold sponsors go

Muse Games
HP Omen
HP Omen

silver sponsors go

CPU Magazine

bronze sponsors go

Watchtower Restaurant
Watchtower Restaurant
Battle of the LAN
Adventure Rooms
Adventure Rooms
Apollo Cinema
Apollo Cinema
The Clever Archer
The Clever Archer