About ShinyLAN

What is a ShinyLAN?
ShinyLAN is a 72 hour social gaming event. We play lots of PC games over the network but we mix in a lot of board games, card games plus random fun stuff such as our pub quiz or LOLympics. We often BBQ one evening.

What is the venue like?
The hall has a main room we set up the PC's in, a side room we use as our social area for board games plus a seperate room for sleeping. There is a kitchen with cookers and a microwave but fridge space is limited. Toilets but no showers so get your stink on.

How do I get to ShinyLAN?
The venue address is:
Wincanton Memorial Hall (off High Street),

By car: Wincanton is just off the A303 so very accessable. There is a large public car park outside the hall.

Public transport: Castle Cary and Bruton stations are both about 15mins away. If you need a lift get in touch. Berrys coaches (Taunton - London) stop right outside the hall.

Where can I get food?
There is a co-op a few mins walk away and supermarket a few mins drive, just by the A303.

Wincanton High Street has Chinese, Chips, Kebab, Indian and pub food all within a few minutes walk.

If you wish to use the kitchen please clean up after (there is a dishwasher, sinks etc). Cutlery, plates and cups are provided but bring your own pots, pans and cooking utensils. There are cookers, microwave, kettle but limited fridge and freezer space.

Can I bring alcohol?
Of course, but drink responsibly. You can read our policy on alcohol in our event terms and conditions

How old do I have to be?
ShinyLAN events are for people ages 18+ only.

What do I need to bring?

  • Computer / Laptop / Xbox / Playstation or some other fun device that goes boop.
  • 4-way power adapter, power cables, keyboard, mouse and any other bits for your booping device.
  • Headphones are a MUST (speakers are not allowed but the Hall has a sound system we use for films and light background music).
  • Sleeping stuff. e.g.: Airbed, pillows, duvet or sleeping bag plus your favourite teddy. (Note, Please be considerate of others, bringing an american size bed and not sharing is considered rude, please bring single beds where possible)

Do I need to set up my computer for the network?
Normally you can just arrive, plug in and log on. However, if you share your internet connection from your PC you might need to disable this. We can help if you have any issues - just ask staff for assistance

Who are the staff at ShinyLAN?
The staff changes from time to time but currently the events are oganised by:

  • Dave (Potshot) - Takes care of the paperwork and recycling
  • Alec (Noodleman) - Chef, website, network and internal systems
  • Conor (Stoolbend) - website, network, tournament servers and internal systems
  • Tony (SirTony) - tournament pimp

How much money do you make?
We operate the LANs on a not for profit basis, all profits are invested back into the event in the form of better equipment, food cookups for people and better prizes


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