VirtuLan will be Benelux biggest indoor LanEvent. We talk about a lan EVENT because we think it’s not just about the lanparty but a whole lot more. There will also be room for Esports, entertainment, music, workshops, cosplay and so much more. Virtulan will focus on implementing VR in the Lan-industry. When you think ‘VR’ you probably think of the Oculus Rift® and the VR headset of PlayStation® but we’re thinking big, so come to VirtuLan to check out the new generation of VR gaming.
When & Where
Virtulan will take place at the weekend of 04-05-06 of May 2018, at FLANDERS EXPO in Ghent.
We will open our doors Friday the 4th of May at 12.00 to give everyone enough time to install your equipment. The opening ceremony will start at 21.00 in the main hall.
What to expect @ VirtuLan
As you already could guess, there will be a LAN @ VirtuLAN 😉. We will provide 5000 seats for our guests to game with your friends as you please. There will be some compo’s for professional players, but also for people (like us) that only game for fun. Which compo’s can you expect? Well, there will be console compo’s, ARTS, fighting games and first person shooter games.
Because we want to give you something more than just the BYOC FUN, there also will be an EXPO area where all sorts of companies will present their products or services. The exhibitors will all be game and VR related, so it will be worth your time to visit the EXPO when your @ VirtuLan.
Because we have a whole weekend to fill and we want to give you the best time of your life, there will be a lot of entertainment @ VirtuLan. To give some examples there will be retro games, casino games, drone racing, laser shooting and workshops. At the evenings there will be live music and DJ’s who will break the house down.
There will be a sleeping- area because it is prohibited to sleep at your desk, due safety and fire regulations. What to bring to the sleeping area: your sleeping bags, blankets, cushion and/or (air)mattresses. Because we will be there the whole weekend, there will be showers available so don’t forget to bring your soap, a towel, some toothpaste and of course a T-brush, DEO (because, admit it, you will need it 😜) and last but not least some fresh clothes.
Tents will not be allowed in the halls, as the same for 2-person mattresses for a ‘single user’. As there will be 5000 people to sleep at the sleeping-area, it will be impossible to guarantee the safety of your belongings. We will provide some lockers to put away some precious things but your ‘gear’ will be your own responsibility. Note that there will be 24H security to keep an eye on things.
Each ticket includes a breakfast on both saturday & sunday. There will be a restaurant with some ‘ordinary’ food, a FAST & FRESH with soup, sandwiches and salads and of course some food trucks.
At the bars the will be water, soda and some beers (+16) but no alcoholic liquors. It is not allowed to bring your own spirits to VirtuLan.
Flanders Expo Gent
9051 Gent (Sint Denijs Westrem)
By public transportation
Coming from station GENT SINT-PIETERS? Well, take tram 1 in front of the station. He will take you, in less than 10 minutes to the front of Flanders Expo.
Check out the travel times of the DE LIJN
Flanders Expo is located at Exit 14 of the E40 Brussels - Ostend.
- Coming from Antwerp (E17) take the interchange Zwijnaarde R4 (Eeklo / EXPO - The Loop).
- Coming from Brussels you can avoid the traffic around Flanders Expo by taking Exit 16 (Merelbeke) and follow the R4 direction Eeklo/ Ghent.
- Coming from the E17 (Kortrijk) follow after the interchange in Zwijnaarde the direction 'EXPO'.
There will be a parking available, we will provide more information about prices later.