I’m currently on my way back home after spending the weekend with a bunch of people I haven’t seen for 10+ years for the most part and also I few I had never met and all I can say is it was a fantastic weekend!
I will admit I was a bit dubious how it would go with so much time having passed since I attended my last LAN. People’s lives move on etc and I wondered if maybe things would be different and if maybe it would be time to face the fact that we had all gone in different directions. I am so happy to say I should never have had any doubts!
You would honestly think it was only a few months ago I saw everyone (even the new faces) as the laughs and banter just picked right back up from where we left off
There was of course the compulsory games of UT (PMM is still a bot on it, I’m sure of it ) and CS but there was also the added fun of VR which is very addictive! Be warned, if you do have a go you may very well end up wanting one
The new “home” for our LAN is absolutely fab, the food is bloody lovely and the landlord, landlady & staff are so nice and nothing is too much trouble for them.
While generally we can’t sleep over in the pub, there is a decent Travel Lodge not far from the pub which you can get cheap if you book early enough (take note TFW ) and Sarge is happy to ferry people to/from there if they fancy having a shandy or 2. He does require payment in the form of diet cokes and maybe a cheese & onion pasty or 2 from the Greggs next door to hotel
Dates are being bandied about for the next one and I for one will definitely be there! If you are dubious like I was then be reassured your doubts will be unfounded! Do come to next one and see for yourself. If you’ve never been, come along! You will be made very welcome by us all and you will have a great weekend
I will be uploading some videos to Youtube later of the VR fun (or competitiveness between Andy Lamb & Spud )