** LANcouver 2013 tickets are on sale NOW! Click here to purchase your 3-day BYOC pass! **
After many months we’ve finally announced the date and location for LANcouver. This year’s event will be held at the NCIX Warehouse in Richmond, BC! It’s very rare that NCIX has an empty warehouse – after all, they stock thousands and thousands of items that we need as gamers and techies. But lucky for us NCIX is moving to a bigger home, meaning that LANcouver gets a once in a lifetime chance to hold an event in a very unique venue!
But just because the gear has moved doesn’t mean you won’t find lots and lots of awesome deals at the NCIX Warehouse Sale – happening at the same time as LANcouver! Specials will be announced by NCIX a little closer to the event, and if past Warehouse Sales are any indication, you won’t want to miss this one!
Because of this great venue we are able to offer an even better LAN experience in 2013. LANcouver will again have a capacity of 200 BYOC participants, and we expect every seat to sell out. In lieu of discount codes we are offering great benefits for early ticket purchasers. The price of a full weekend pass is now $5 less than 2012 and includes an official event t-shirt if you are one of the first 100 people to buy a pass. And the advantage to having an entire warehouse to ourselves is the ability to make it completely dark – no more bright lights keeping you distracted from gaming or unable to get some sleep.
Group Seating is available via a new feature on our ticket check-out page. When you buy your ticket, you can either create or join a group. Get together with your friends or team and create a group that you can all join, and you will be guaranteed to sit together. If you buy a ticket and then want to join or switch your group, no worries! You can edit your registration profile.
New this year is a VIP BYOC section. This special seating area will have extra room for your gear, more power for your computer and accessories, exclusive sponsor swag, complementary refreshments, security and curtains to keep screen-lookers away! A very limited number of VIP tickets are available, though we may add more VIP seats if demand is strong enough. Due to the limited amount of VIP seats, group seating is on a first come first served basis.
Finally, we will be bringing back food trucks! They were a hit at LANcouver 2011 and many people were not satisfied with the lack of choices at the Oval cafeteria. Being in a different venue also means we are able to run a concession with competitively priced snacks and drinks.
If you think you have a great idea for LANcouver, we’d like to hear it! Email us at email@example.com and tell us what you think should be at LANcouver 2013.