The Gib Fest is a monthly LAN party in Fremont, California.
We have an office that includes a warehouse space that we converted into a "LAN center." It includes room for 50 people, ample power,
network drops, a rack stuffed with AMD powered servers, 72 10/100 switch ports, Internet connectivity, tables and chairs and it's tucked away in a location where
nobody will complain about us. It's conveniently close to highways 880 and 680 in south Fremont and right next to us is an Econo Lodge for those from out of the area.
You are welcome to come visit, check the place out, or just hang out and drink beer play on our DSL that pings the GibGames servers at 20ms. Just be sure to call first and speak up at the answering machine. We have to screen calls due to the volume of telemarketing calls we get.
Clans are welcome to rent the place for matches. We've held some great 4 on 4 and 5 on 5 matches on our servers here at the facility. Prices range from $20 to $50 depending on duration. Contact us to make arrangements.
We have systems for rent for those who can't or don't want to lug one here. Prices is $15 for an entire LAN event with a 17" monitor or $20 with a 19" monitor. We have a small selection of 17" and 19" monitors available for $5 and $10 per event. Specs are as follows:
AMD XP 2400
512 MBs DDR
40 GB 7200 RPM HDs
ATI Radeon 8500 video cards
Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 900u 19" monitors
HP Pavillion 19" monitors
IBM G72 17" monitors
If you intend to rent a system, you should plan to bring your own keyboard, mouse and headphones. We do have a small supply on hand, but people are usually pretty particular about what they use.
Bring a power strip - we have plenty of power and outlets, but you are responsible for appropriate surge protection for your system.
Bring a short Cat-5 cable - each space has a network "drop" or jack that you can plug in to. We have spares, but there is no guarantee they will work.
Bring your power cables - we have a few spares of these as well, but the supply gets lower after each event.
We no longer use DHCP - write down your old settings if you have to. We will issue an IP when you arrive.
Virus scan and patch your damn system! - if you don't have virus detection, hit Trendmicro.com and get a free on-line scan.
Internet connectivity is available, however we like to preserve the bandwidth to invite friends to join us on the servers from afar. Use the Intranet for file downloads since almost anything you could need is already here.
If you have wireless, you can use this for Internet access, but it's external only.
No smoking inside. If you smoke outside, don't litter. Place your butts in the can.
There is no MAID and your MOM doesn't clean up after you here. Don't be a slob.
The cameras are active. ANYONE seen stealing or damaging others equipment will be held for the police.
If you are under 21, don't even think about drinking alcohol.