FAQ – Attending the LAN

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring identification for ticket pick up, your own computer with peripherals(mouse/keyboard/monitor/headphones/etc), and if you are able to, please bring a power strip with surge protection. We have many surge protectors that will be set out but as the LAN has grown it has become prohibitively expensive to keep buying them.

We lay out network cable for you to plug into at your table but just in case bring a network cable as well!

Do NOT bring:

  • UPS’s (uninterruptible power supply). They add unneeded load to the circuit. If you are concerned about protecting your hardware, get an adequate surge protector.
  • Speakers. Due to the number of people, headphones are required.
  • More than one monitor, or a giant monitor/tv. Exception: If you truly need the screen real estate you can purchase two seats next to each other.

Is there an age restriction for BoiseLAN?

Yes, if you are under 18 you will need a parent or guardian to sign the waiver with you.

If you are under 16, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is also an attendee for the duration of the LAN. Children 12 and under must be supervised at all times; guardians are expected to actively monitor their minors.

Please note that while we are a community event, BoiseLAN is not designed to be a children’s event. Generally the atmosphere is PG-13 with banter and language.

LAN organizers try hard to make sure it is an event with a positive environment but parents need to be aware there will be some adult language and some video games played will also be ESRB Rated M which contains content not suitable for all ages.

Am I guaranteed to win a prize?

As much as we try to make sure everyone goes home with something, we cannot guarantee prizing.

Everyone (except staff) will have the opportunity to win something through tournaments, contests, and our raffle!

Please note: Staff can NOT win prizes. That’s just not a line we want to cross. Staff may be sent special goodies from our sponsors and partake (heavily) of the energy drinks though!

Can I bring my speakers to share my Backstreet Boys collection?


Please bring headphones. Speakers are not allowed, please be courteous to your LAN neighbors!

What are the hours of BoiseLAN?

The LAN generally begins Friday night and ends Sunday late afternoon. The LAN has a “shutdown” period between 4-11 in the morning each night where everyone must leave and only security and BoiseLAN staff have access to the building.

The shutdown period is so staff can get rest; we have also run 24/7 over a weekend and had only a few make it all night. If enough people can stay the entire night we may consider extending the hours.

Hardware curfew begins at midnight and goes until the LAN opens the next day. Hardware curfew means nothing moves in or out of the building except for laptops. Please take your laptops home with you overnight!

How do I sign up to attend?

To attend the LAN purchase your ticket through our LAN reg link here. Your name must match your ID, or if you buy seats for a friend please give their names.

Please be aware of our rules and policies before purchase.

Tournament and contest rules

Tournament and contest rules will be posted and discussed prior to tournaments and contests occurring.

If there is a dispute on rules or a situation comes up not defined in the rules; the staff member running the event has the final say.