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I love lan parties but they are so few and far between!

I used to work at a Lan center but it shut down, and there are none in my area any more frown.gif

I want to have a lan party but the total number of people I remotely know that play modern games like BC2, Bops, COD4, Starcraft 2 exc, and who have good PC's is a grand total of about 4

If you have had a sucessful lan party and have gotten lots of people to show up my question to you is how? Are there forums for this kind of thing or ways to meet gamers in your area?

I am at a loss! Please help!

Sometimes I wish I lived in a big city redface.gif
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If you ask around on here, you might be able to organize an OCN LAN Party. I managed to help organize, but failed to be able to attend a Long Island based OCN LAN Party.
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I have hosted some at my house with friends I go to school with.
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Post an invitation on OCN to find people in your area. If you have a Facebook then you can always create an event and just invite a bunch of people. The biggest one I've been to was probably around 24 people at a LAN center. Have gotten about 10-12 people to show up at my friends house for one as well. Haven't been to one since high school.
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I've thrown LAN Parties that usually have an attendance of 50-75 people. Most of the people that come are Computer Science majors and there are some who just come because their friends are Computer Science majors. For the most part, what attracts people are LAN Party swag and hanging out with friends. I've noticed in the last three LAN Parties that I've held SC2 is definitely the one that brings the people in.

If people have a say as to what to play, that's also good.
 
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Start a club on craigslist. Make them fill out a application card. Join up members. Make them do something to enter. Such as bring a 3 liter or a Six Pack to get in.
Make it low light and blacklight in the venue and make sure there is good security.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nhb93;12550783 
If you ask around on here, you might be able to organize an OCN LAN Party. I managed to help organize, but failed to be able to attend a Long Island based OCN LAN Party.
If I was still living in Long Island, I'd likely attend.

To be honest, I'd love to attend a LAN party, but I'd probably do more watching than playing.
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I've been a part of many successful LAN's. What scale of a lan are you after? a few friends in your basement or are you after a larger lan?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sleeper300;12551054 
I've been a part of many successful LAN's. What scale of a lan are you after? a few friends in your basement or are you after a larger lan?

Well the only one I was at was about 25 people. It was an absolute blast... We played CSS and BF2. The LAN center I worked at had 16 PC's and Only about 5 full all the time so that was not really all that fun. The nights we filled it for the year it was open were pretty epic tho! I honestly think the best time we had was Supreme Commander.
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