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<- Oh look - next year's LANs!

Ahead of the game? Surely not. Check out all those future Shiny dates!

2014 is the Chinese year of the LAN, so get on and book the time off because next year there'll be no excuses.

(See how this time I've got them listed in reverse order. Last time I tried it with the later ones on top and everybody got confused and signed up to the wrong event.)

Posted by Dave on 10th December 2013

SL13.3 - Christmas escapism...

If you've had enough already, come to a LAN.

26th - 29th December 2013

Please see the forum for all the chatter about new stuff that's around for this LAN, including Planetary Annihilation.

Early payment will be 30! (to be paid more than 30 days in advance)

Standard price will be: 35 (within 30 days)

On-the-door it WILL BE 45! (or 15/day - so commit for the cause!)

Further details, signup and payment (or you can use the stuff over there to the left)

Posted by Dave on 10th December 2013

SL13.2 - Summer is actually here.

What we need is a darkened room, lots of wirey cabley things and gallons of cider. Que the awesomeness that is a Summer LAN party.

When: 23rd - 26th August 2013, Where: Guess.

Please see the forum for all the exciting news and such like.

Early payment will be 30! (to be paid more than 30 days in advance)

Standard price will be: 35 (within 30 days)

On-the-door it WILL BE 45! (or 15/day - so commit for the cause!)

Further details, signup and payment.

Posted by Ed on 5th July 2013

SL13.1 - Anyone fancy a LAN?

I was chatting to the lads the other day, and we thought it might be nice to have a LAN party.

For all the details, including tourney structures and things that are new, see the forum.

Early payment will be 30! (to be paid more than 30 days in advance)

Standard price will be: 35 (within 30 days)

On-the-door it WILL BE 45! (or 15/day - so commit for the cause!)

Posted by Dave on 17th January 2013

SL12.3 - Should probably mention, Christmas LAN is coming!

Apparently there's another LAN coming up soon! And what's more, at the time of writing there are only two days left to grab yourself a proverbial early bird ticket. Probably should have posted something a little earlier.

People actually voted for the Christmas dates this year, specifically engineered to avoid Boxing Day, so maybe this year will be our biggest Christman LAN! No excuses.

Prices are the same as below. I can't be arsed to repeat them again. Actually, copy and paste is rather easy, and I know you like the pretty colours...

Early payment will be 30! (to be paid more than 30 days in advance)

Standard price will be: 35 (within 30 days)

On-the-door it WILL BE 45! (or 15/day - so commit for the cause!)

Posted by Dave on 26th November 2012

The Summer LAN is SOLD-OUT!

No mistake - 40 people have actually taken it upon themselves to commit to the cause and pay in advance. Many even saved themselves a fiver and paid more than 30 days in advance.

Outstanding work!

Unfortunately this means nobody else can get in on the action. Best not turn up on the day expecting a seat, a table and a cable. Not gonna happen.

It is, however, still entirely possible some fool will have to cancel at the last minute. Should that happen a slot will open up and someone else could jump in, so check the signup list regularly.

Thanks again to everyone who's signed up and paid up - you've no idea how happy that makes me, or how much easier it makes the job of running one of these bleedin' things.

Plus, this ought to be the best LAN in quite some time! Check the forum for information about some exciting new activities, and tourney/quiz team allocation, etc.

Posted by Dave on 3rd August 2012

Christmas LAN dates are up, so book 'em off NOW!

Signup will be enabled a little later, to avoid confusion with the Summer LAN.

27th - 30th December. Dodging Boxing Day this time by popular demand, so no excuses!

We polled for Christmas LAN dates, see the link below. The results speak for themselves.

Early payment will be 30! (to be paid more than 30 days in advance)

Standard price will be: 35 (within 30 days)

On-the-door it WILL BE 45! (or 15/day - so commit for the cause!)

Posted by Dave on 19th July 2012

SL12.2 - Summer LAN, + dates poll for our Winter wonderLAN

Signup for the Summer 2012 LAN is up.

24th - 27th August. Perhaps this one will be bigger than Easter, for a change.

No BBQ this Easter but maybe it'll happen in the Summer. Failing that there's always chili.

^-- There's the button, go and press it!

Also, I've put up a poll in the forum to find out which Winter dates you guys would prefer. There are a few options this time. Please vote so we can ensure the Winter LAN has a good attendance.

Early payment will be 30! (to be paid more than 30 days in advance)

Standard price will be: 35 (within 30 days)

On-the-door it WILL BE 45! (or 15/day - so commit for the cause!)

Posted by Dave on 4th April 2012

SL12.1 - Easter LAN Approaches...

Signup for the 2012 Easter LAN has been up for a little while now, but we're still in the EARLY PAYMENT phase, in which you can save a fiver.

6th - 9th April. We're a bit skint, so tell your friends. That's also why the price has gone up a tad.

Easter is traditionally our biggest event, and with a bit of luck the weather might allow for a BBQ.

Due to Xan-induced guilt Excal went and blew our budget on shiny prizes at Christmas, so we REALLY need you guys to get your sausages in a row and sign up!

Early payment now 30! (to be paid more than 30 days in advance)

Standard price the usual 35 (within 30 days, in this case after 6th March or something like that)

On the door price WILL BE 45! (or 15/day - so commit for the cause!)

Posted by Dave on 29th February 2012

SL11.3 - The Christmas LAN is on!

Hells yeah. Another chance to finish a game of TI without anyone dropping out after 12 minutes.

26th - 29th December. Be there and be square.

Popular demand quashed cancellation 'rumours' (wasn't me), so show your support and sign up!

Full details of the tournaments will be on the forums soon, no doubt.

I promise there'll be better prizes this time, Xan. I'm pretty sure you can get 5p for the empty Lambrini bottle from somewhere, though.

Early payment now only 20! (to be paid more than 30 days in advance)

Standard price the usual 30 (within 30 days, in this case after 29th November)

On the door price WILL BE 35! (or 12.50/day - commit for the cause!)

Posted by Dave on 8th September 2011

SL11.2 - Summer LAN Signup now live

Gather round -> the ShinyLAN Summer LAN 2011 signup list on.

26th - 29th August. Get in QUICK for early payment discount (5): window closes on the 28th July.

Everybody sign up now, make the list look good! Everybody likes a fully loaded LAN...

Full details of the tournaments can be found on the forums.

Posted by Dave on 21st July 2011

SL11.1 - Easter LAN Signup now live

The ShinyLAN Easter LAN 2011 signup list is now ready for your username!

22nd - 25th. The time for early payment has passed, so its 30.

Hopefully the weather will support a meaty BBQ, otherwise we might try to cook something up in the kitchen instead.

Posted by Dave on 13th April 2011

SL10.3 - Signup now live

My dearest LAN-goers!

The ShinyLAN Christmas LAN 2010 is now confirmed and will be taking place 17:00 Sunday 26th December - 17:00 Tuesday 28th December 2010. Yes, your eyes are not deceiving you, it is a shorter than usual 48 hour event, thus giving you more time to spend your Christmas holidays with family (and a more valid excuse to get away from them!).

The cost of this delight couple of days will be a cheaper than usual £15 for advance payment (more than 30 days before the event), increasing to £20 for the last 30 days or 25 on the door. Please note that as its not really BBQ weather, the staff have decided to cook everyone a Christmas Dinner on the Saturday night in the form of a chilli, this will be served in the side room and is free to anyone that wants it. If its minging, I apologize in advance but it will at least keep those winter chills at bay ;)

Seems most people would like to take the Monday regardless of the non-bank holiday, so the dates suggested below have stuck.

Posted by Rich on 14th September 2010

SL10.2 - Signup now live

Seems most people would like to take the Monday regardless of the non-bank holiday, so the dates suggested below have stuck.

Friday 23rd to Monday 26th July 2010

Apologies for the delay getting the signup live, but there's still a good month for early payment and to save a fiver! No excuse...

'Ere be the forum thread: click this bit

Posted by Dave on 28th May 2010

SL10.2 - Got some dates, how about it?

Right, got Summer dates but it's not the usual August bank holiday unfortunately.

Friday 23rd to Monday 26th July 2010

A little earlier than usual, but it's pretty much all we can get. What we need to do at this early stage is establish if we can afford to run until the Monday.

Check out this 'ere poll.

Posted by Dave on 14th April 2010

SL10.1 -> WinLAN 2010
ShinyLAN + WestLAN - some less convenient consonants = WinLAN!

See what we did there? Yeah. Could have been a little smoother, granted, but it kinda works.

Friday 2nd to Monday 5th April 2010

And it's in Wincanton! WIN-canton.

So it's WestLAN AND ShinyLAN. Extra people! Unusually large LAN.

So be there or, be square I s'pose.

Here's the forum thread. Check out the raging banter.

Posted by Dave on 22nd February 2010

SL09.3 - Christmas ShinyLAN 2009 - signup now live!

Right lets go people! Christman LAN is live, 72 hours because it's awsome. Plus I think we can afford it...

Saturday 26th to Tuesday 29th December 2009

We really are cutting it close this time, so I've made sure to get the LAN online WELL ahead of time so there are no excuses!

Posted by Dave on 2nd September 2009

SL09.2 - Summer ShinyLAN 2009 - signup now live!

Despite the fact that I was slow to get this one on, as usual, you've still got more than 3 months to sort yourselves out for SL09.2.

Friday 21st to Monday 24th August 2009

Similar to one of our recent LANs, this LAN does NOT fall on a bank holiday - we had no choice - but we've still booked that Monday for our finishing day, so please make an effort to book that monday off work.

We need as much support this time as possible - funds are running low after the expendature of 2008 and we'd REALLY like to keep this years' Christmas LAN over 48 hours.

Posted by Dave on 14th May 2009

SL09.1 - Easter ShinyLAN 2009 - signup now live!

Getting the dates arranged was a bit tricky this time, so apologies if I haven't left someone enough time to book time off.

Friday 10th to Monday 13th April 2009

Nice simple arrangement, including the bank holiday Monday (13th). Book the time off and get signed up!

Posted by Dave on 27th January 2009