Our next event is April Smash:
12 & 13 of April 2014.
9am till 10pm both days.
Note: We do leave our gear there overnight! Security guards and large evil robots patrol the area until we return!
QSAC Stadium, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
$20 Saturday, $10 Sunday.
(Saturday ticket includes Sunday entry for free!)
Don't forget to register to secure a spot, then pay your money at the door.
This is a BYO (bring your own) computer/console event.
LanSmash is held at QSAC Stadium, Mt Gravatt, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, "Planet Earth".
QSAC has previously been known as ANZ Stadium and QEII. It is located near Mt Gravatt, Queensland and is approximately 10 minutes from the Brisbane CBD, 20 minutes from the international and domestic airports and 40 minutes from the Gold coast.
Its address is Kessels Road, Nathan Queensland 4111 . However Kessels road is a rather long road, so it’s best to have a look below at the Google map to find directions.
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Parking is free and there are numerous parking spaces available. We suggest dropping off your gear near the Track and Field entry and then park at one of the nearby parking spaces.
Disabled car parking is available to patrons whose cars display either a red or blue disabled sticker. Disabled car parking is in car park 3, adjacent to the Western Grandstand. Entry can be gained by driving through the main gates off Kessels Rd.
QSAC is accessible via buses. For information regarding public transport to the venue please contact Translink on 13 12 30 or visit the Translink website.
This is a BYO (bring your own) computer/console event. LanSmash will provide a quite a few machines/setups for games like Street Fighter, arcade games and other fun games.
If you're feeling lazy or don't want to bring any gear then please come along and check us out.
Everyone who is network gaming will be provided…
Everything else will be supplied, including a network cable to your computer!
The minimum requirements for consoles gamers are:
If you chose to bring your whole machine for more games then…
There is no on-site ATM’s at QSAC. We recommend you bring enough cash for the day.
Vending machines with chips/chocolate and drinks are just outside the LAN room.
Unfortunately we cannot supply caterers to our events because there are not enough gamers to justify (need around 500 to make it cost-effective).
There are various take-away shops with short driving distances away from the LAN. Mt Gravatt Garden City is approximately 5 minutes away by car and has three food-courts.
We also do a food run to a fast-food outlet nearby which will be publicised on the day - keep an eye out on the projectors to see what is being offered and when. Generally it will be $10 and include a drink.
Officially the venue does not allow us to cater for the event as it conflicts with their catering staff contracts. If you do bring your own food please make sure you tidy up after you’re finished eating!
Visitors / spectators are warmly welcomed and will gain free entry ... but if caught with a console controller in hand, be prepared to face the pain!
All QLD Government facilities now have a permanent smoking ban. Smoking is not allowed inside the QSAC complex. There are areas outside the venue where smoking is permitted.
Yes, the entire complex is guarded by security guards 24/7. There is also video surveillance systems that record the entire complex as well.
On Saturday nights after the LAN is over we leave our gear there, power everything down, and release the LS hounds on the premises.
One (1) monitor per person is allowed in the LAN. This counts for CRT’s, LCD’s, and TV’s. Exceptionally large screens (24 inch and above) should contact us us prior to the event to assure you will have enough room.
An exception is the fighting game tournaments where monitors/TV’s are shared.
As a general rule, No. The network is setup to accomodate everything you need on the day. Each machine is assigned a port on a switch that you can use.
LanSmash has most of the latest gamepatches and steam backups located on our faithful fileserver, Techdrive. There is also an upload area for you to upload various game mods, updates, etc as well.
There is also a DirectConnect hub which lets you easily share files between machines. Sharing Pornography and R18+ content is strictly prohibited and will result in a permenant ban from future events.
Feel free to post your question on the LanSmash facebook page and have it answered by responsible admins and the usual trolls.