Schedule

ThunderLan is run roughly 5 times a year.

Current scheduled events

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Activities

Each ThunderLAN is packed full of games and other activities, for example:

PC LAN

The tradition of shoving a bunch of PC’s on the same network and playing until your hearts content is alive and well at ThunderLAN

LAN Olympics

Ever wanted to somehow mix computer parts and sports together? Well now’s your chance

PC Building Lessons

Are you looking to spruce up your game machine or even build an entire rig from scratch? Then we can show you how!

Console LANS

Who said consoles didn’t belong at LAN?!?

Venue

OLSH Sadadeen Marian Hall,
95 Sadadeen Rd, Alice Springs,
NT, 0870, Australia

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Marian Hall: -23.703234, 133.894962
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Marian Hall
Marian Hall

95 Sadadeen Road Northern Territory, Australia

What is ThunderLan

ThunderLAN is a community LAN event. That means a whole bunch of people bring their computers and console together in one place, socializing, learning, and yes, playing games together. The event has been around in its numerous incarnations for over a decade, and has been at the Sadadeen Marian hall for over 6 years. The event is well established and is run by the Alice Springs LAN Group, a not-for-profit organization setup to organize and run ThunderLAN, with the help of volunteers and sponsors.

At ThunderLAN you can expect to find a PC gamers, console gamers, music, food, drinks, competitions, prizes, and other activities like the LAN Olympics and PC building lessons. Tables, chairs, internet access, high speed local network, and plenty of power is available;  all you need to bring is your device. There is a $15 entry fee for people bringing devices, but people who just want to check it out are welcome for free. Events are ran roughly 5 times a year, happen on Saturdays, and go from 3 pm to midnight.

Announcements

ThunderLAN on Saturday! 11-Nov-2017
ThunderLAN on Saturday! 11-Nov-2017
ThunderLAN 11th December Your favorite local gaming event, ThunderLAN is on this Saturday. Come on down, and catch up with the rest of the Alice...
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Internet upgrade
Internet upgrade
Good news for ThunderLAN, OLSH has recently been upgraded with 2x 50Mbps internet links. These are enterprise class fiber lines with a 1:1 contention ratio,...
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ThunderLAN 16th Sept LAN Info
ThunderLAN 16th Sept LAN Info
ThunderLAN 16th September The details for ThunderLAN 16th Sept have been worked out by the ALSG last week. So what are we looking at? It's...
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7th ThunderLAN – 5th October!
7th ThunderLAN – 5th October!
Its time for the next ThunderLAN! Details are: Bring your own computer. You can play anything you want. There is a console room. Currently has Xboxes...
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Games

At ThunderLAN your able to play any game you want to, we don’t have strict rules on this. That said, we also run organised games on a schedule to allow for people who just want to play what’s on, and to allow us to give out prizes for some games.

Typical games you can see for organized games are:

FarCry
Battlefield 2
Call of Duty 2
CS:GO

Renegade X
Call of Duty 4

 

 

 

 

Posts - Media

Like pictures, check out the following posts with images!
Photos for ThunderLAN 16th-9-17
Photos for ThunderLAN 16th-9-17
ThunderLAN last weekend went really well, with new and old faces, and plenty of prizes given out. The ASLG will be having it's standard follow...
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Photos of previous LANs
Photos of previous LANs
We've been slowly building up a collection of pictures of the LAN. Heres a bunch that have been waiting to be uploaded for a while....
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Heres the poster!
Heres the poster!
Heres the awesome poster for the 7th ThunderLAN. Kindly chizzled by Jesse.                        
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Photos from the 2nd Thunderlan
Photos from the 2nd Thunderlan
Better late then never, here are some photos from the last lan. Thunderlan is starting to look respectable now :). If anyone else took some shots during...
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Organizers

ThunderLAN is organized and run by the Alice Springs LAN Group, a not-for-profit organization made up of volunteers. The members of ASLG are passionate gamers, new and old, with extensive technical skill and experience running organizations and events.

The current members are:

Ben Crawford
Bret Carberry
Craig Emmott
Rhys Boehm

Website Storage Upgrade. SSD RAID-5!

Over the weekend the website was migrated to use a SSD RAID 5 storage array, which has created noticable speed improvements. We also took the oppertunity to do some under the hood changes as well. The dust has settled from the migration, and I’ve done a quick scan of the …

Photos for ThunderLAN 16th-9-17

ThunderLAN last weekend went really well, with new and old faces, and plenty of prizes given out. The ASLG will be having it’s standard follow up meeting on friday, to help plan for the next one, so expect some news in the coming weeks. I’ve just uploaded the photos from Saturday’s event into the gallery, and you can check out the photos below.

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Changing of DirtyBomb to PUBG

There’s been a change in the list of organized games, with DirtyBomb being dropped and replaced with PUBG. DirtyBomb was a new game we were testing in our lineup, but have had trouble with getting ready for the event. So we are replacing one new game with another, and are …

Internet upgrade

Good news for ThunderLAN, OLSH has recently been upgraded with 2x 50Mbps internet links. These are enterprise class fiber lines with a 1:1 contention ratio, meaning no upstream bottle necking that you see with NBN. We’ll have access to 1 of them this weekend’s event, and following events will have …

Door Prize has Arrived

Well its days 5 out from the Last LAN of 2016 3rd of December, where did that year go? Kick off is at 6pm, dinner at 8.30 is sponsored by KFC and two soft drinks are included in the $20.00 entry fee to the venue. Note also on payment of …

Major door Prize to end 2016

Hi everyone It was announced during the week there was going to be a decent door Prize to end  the year How about this for a Door Prize , Now we have of got your attention 🙂 This will be the Lucky door prize for the end of year LAN …

Sponsors

ThunderLAN is sponsored by a number of local businesses and we are very grateful for their support. Please check out the following companies:

KFC

Its finger licking good.

Our Lady of the Sacred
Heart Catholic College

Providing education from k-12

Chubb

For all your fire & security needs.