Athens LAN FAQ Page


What is a LAN Party?

The Athens LAN is both a "Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC)" and a "Rent a Computer" computer gaming party.  We play Quake 2 and other games on a Local Area Network (LAN) -- similar to playing on the Internet but more social.  Team games take on a new level of fun when you can yell out to your teammates next to you.  And, it is a party, meaning you can share stories and meet people in ways you can't online.  It's fun.



I Want to Attend, What do I do?

The following should give you some ideas.  Feel free to email Defiant! for advice


1.  Plan Your Attendance

2.  Travel






What to Bring?

You want to bring a good attitude, optionally your computer, and some cash.


Good Attitude

Have a good attitude.  We don't condone rude behavior, rude speech, cheating at games, or any of the obvious things which is going to spoil the fun for the group.  We don't expect any problems, but will deal with them so that everyone can have fun.



Either bring a computer or reserve one at the Athens LAN Arena (a dozen high performance gaming machines are available).  Your computer should include:


If you are also attending QuakeCon



You will need money for your hotel, food, and for the party.  The party is $30.  If you rent a computer, the rate hasn't been determined.. it is regularly $5/hour but the owners say they want to provide a discount.









Athens LAN Party

The LAN party starts 10 AM Tuesday July 30th 2007 and continues into the night of Wednesday August 1st.

You are encouraged to arrive the day before to visit and play the night before.


For those attending QuakeCon too..  QuakeCon BYOC sign-in is Thursday August 2nd in the morning and continues until Sunday 5 August.




There are several hotels in Athens.  If you are going to QuakeCon, you could also stay there and commute every day.



Athens LAN Arena

The Athen's LAN Arena pictures:
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Athens LAN Arena

806b W. Corsicana

Athens, TX. 75751


Google Map of Athens LAN Arena
Google Map of Driving Directions DFW Dallas airport to Athens LAN Arena
The Athens LAN Arena Facts
  • easily fits 40 people,
  • 12 high end machines (Core2Duo + G8800GTS Graphics) with Q2 and other games pre-installed ready for rental use during the LAN
  • 5Mbs down / 512Mb+ up net connection
  • Wireless Internet




                + Super 8 Motel - Athens


                       205 US Highway 175 West, Athens TX 75751


                        Chetan Patel, General Manager 903-675-7511 - 903-675-8833


                        1-800-800-8000 or


                        walking distance from the Athens LAN Arena


                        roughly $52.98+Tax per night with a 2 bed (shareable room) at $60.00


                        the night manager noted that the manager would likely offer a discount for our party, we would need to call during the day


                + Hoiday In Express


                        New, nice hotel


                        Walking distance = No


                        more expensive


                        Other hotels nearby, but not walking distance


                + Best Western


                + Victorian Inns and Suites



    * Dallas - Hilton Anatole, QuakeCon hotel

                + 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas, United States 75207

                + Tel: 1-214-748 1200 Fax: 1-214-761 7520








 Anyone with a good attitude is invited to play


See the Attendees and Staff List Page


See TastySpleen Frappr Map of the Tastyspleen Quake 2 Community





Special Requests



I want to play game XYZ or mod 123

You can play anything you want at the LAN, we are considering having a schedule for team games and tournaments.  Drinking alcohol is only available after closing time for the Athens LAN Arena (it is a family estabilishment).


If you want to branch outside Quake 2, Athens LAN Arena has: Call of Duty 1 & 2, Quake II, 3, and 4, Unreal Tournament 2004, Prey, Halo: CE, FEAR Director's Edition, Age of Empires III, EA Sports 06 Collection, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Dark Messiah Might and Magic, World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusades, Rise of Nations, Age of Mythology, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight, and Many Many More. NEW FOR PC! StarCraft Battle Chest!


Eating, Drinking?

We'll probably all pitch in for some pizza or BBQ.  The Athens LAN Arena sells chips and soda which you can buy.



Can I bring my kick-butt speakers?

Please bring headphones and use them.


What are we going to play?

Quake 2!   I expect some Free For All, 1 vs 1 tournament, and team games like team-deathmatch, capture the flag, and team-railz.  We also plan on some WOD-X, maybe QPong, and other silly Quake 2 games.    Other games are available, the Athens LAN Arena has several dozen of the latest titles.


What do I do with my computer when I want to sleep?

Take it with you to the hotel.  Or arrange to leave it in the Athens LAN Arena.



I'm going to the Athens Party and QuakeCon, can we share a ride?

Yes, we encourage people to ride share over to the QuakeCon on Thursday morning.  It is about an hour drive.