Calling All Gamers: TekLAN is Coming on October 30th

Blakeley Bartee

On Friday, October 30th, the Georgia Southern chapter of AITP will host the 31st TekLAN, a gaming event in the second floor of the IT Building. TekLAN will have an assortment of Valve games, as well as Minecraft, Hearthstone, League of Legends, and Starcraft II. Halloween costumes are welcome.

TekLAN provides a space for students to come together, meet new people, and play games together. Students are encouraged to bring their own consoles, board games, and card games. For gamers and non-gamers alike, scary movies will be shown on the projectors in a few classrooms.

Angela Quillen, the PR Officer of AITP, plans to show a variety of scary movies: “I was thinking about showing a Freddy Krueger film, since Wes Craven [the creator of the Freddy Krueger character] passed away this September. But I was also thinking about showing some funny movies… like Hocus Pocus. I know everybody really likes some of the funnier horror movies like Young Frankenstein.”

While TekLAN will occupy the two main computer labs on the second floor, some people at previous TekLANs have brought their own laptops or desktops from home. “Last time, people brought in their own TVs, and they brought in their Wii systems, and I guess their Wii U systems,” Quillen said. 

Hamburgers and drinks will be sold at TekLAN; the prices are:

  • Canned sodas: $0.50
  • Bottled water: $0.25
  • Bacon cheeseburgers: $1.50

The event will begin at 5:30 pm and end at 2:30 am on the second floor of the IT Building.