The Venue - QSAC Stadium
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.

Getting there
QSAC is on Kessels Road, Nathan Queensland 4111.
See the Google Map.

Also see this handy dandy map!

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.

Public Transport
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.

What to bring
LanSmash events are BYO (bring your own) computer/console events. 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.

What do you supply?
Everyone who is network gaming will be provided…

  • 1 x Power point
  • 1 x Network cable
  • 1 x 0.9 metre width table
  • 1 x Chair

For PC gamers you should bring…
  • A jacket/jumper (this is arguably the most important thing as it gets very cold at the venue)
  • Your computer (every computer part and accessory you need to game)
  • Power board for your own accessories (1 power point will be allocated per gamer, we recommend a ‘Y’ power cable for your computer or a small powerboard)
  • Gaming CDs/DVD’s
  • Operating system and driver CD's (just in case the unthinkable happens)
  • Headphones (speakers are not allowed at the event)

Everything else will be supplied, including a network cable to your computer!

For Console gamers you should bring…
The minimum requirements for consoles gamers are:

  • A controller
  • A copy of the game you want to play
  • Headphones

If you chose to bring your whole machine for more games then…
  • Game system
  • Monitor or TV
  • Power board

Other frequently asked questions

Is there an ATM nearby?
There is no on-site ATM’s at QSAC. We recommend you bring enough cash for the day!

Where’s my food?
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.

Can I bring a packed lunch/dinner?
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!

Can I leave my rubbish on the ground like a useless sod?
Please use the bins! If you do have rubbish or left-overs please use the bins inside the venue. LanSmash is a community run event, and every hour we pay for a cleaner is another prize/switch/etc we cannot use for the next LAN.

Is smoking allowed inside the facility?
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.

Does QSAC have security?
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.

How big and how many monitors can I bring into the LAN?
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.

Can I bring my hub/router/switch to the LAN?
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.

Can I share files on the PC network?
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.

Any further questions?
Feel free to post your question on the LanSmash Message Boards and have it answered by responsible admins and the usual forum trolls. Alternatively, you can use this form to send an email directly to the organisers: contact us.

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