.LAN (pronounced "dot lan") has been a premiere midwest gaming convention for five years. In 2008, we started small with just ten people in attendance over a day and a half in a converted garage. By 2011, we had exploded to 50 people in a 1,500 square foot banquet space with several sponsors and an incredible tournament in which top placed attendees took home awesome prizes. The event has grown substantially, and we are commited to continue offering more and more every year to attendees.
In 2012, we had a historic year. We had over 70 gamers attend our four day event with some of the most action packed tournaments and table top gaming we've ever seen. The staff worked tirelessly for months to secure the perfet new home for our event and it paid off. .LAN 2012 came and went, and people noticed. We were proud to be called one of Wisconsins premiere LAN parties. Unfortunately, later that year, the hotel in which we dedicated so much time and energy closed down, leaving no time for the event to plan for 2013.
Our goal for 2014 is to provide everyone with a new space that we can call home, providing us room to grow while giving people even more to be excited about. Because we missed out on 2013 doesn't mean we're done. We have lots planned, so stay tuned!
For more information about the history of .LAN, check out our Event History page. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact .LAN Staff. We'll be sure to help out in any way possible.