The home of the BIG GAME LAN Party is:
Wildern School, Wildern Ln, Hedge End, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 4EJ
the BIG GAME is located in the main school assembly hall directly opposite the gym complex, easily accessible from the main carpark with loading/unloading areas right in front of the hall and safe secure parking in the school carpark (which is locked in the early hours of the morning).
Open times: Doors open on the Friday at 18:00. Unfortunately no attendees are allowed entry to the venue halls prior to this time due to health and safety concerns (we have a lot of wiring and hardware to secure, so please don't turn up early, else you’ll just be sat outside!) unless otherwise agreed by the crew. The event runs continiously from Friday till the Sunday ending at 18:00.
Toilets: At tBG there are separate Male and Female toilet and shower facilities. Which are located in separate parts of the building, if any member of the incorrect sex is found or reported in the incorrect toilets they will be asked to leave the event by the tBG crew immediately. The toilets are routinely checked to ensure they are clean and tidy and stocked with the necessary supplies, if however you do anything missing, please tell a member of the big game crew who will restock straight away. We do also understand that you want to get back to the gaming as quickly as possible, but we do ask that you pay special attention to your aim when using the toilets, leave the toilets as you would wish to find them, simples!
At the BIG GAME there is a dedicated sleeping area away from the gaming zone, to allow for a quieter area to catch a few ZZz's (If you want to sleep next to your PC though, you're more than welcome). We do ask that no one brings double airbeds (unless you are a couple or have any special requirements) as they take up too much room for an individual, also please try and keep the area around your bed clean and tidy to avoid trip hazards and or your mobile phone getting stepped on by someone else! (We accept NO responsibility for any damages or loses that occur during the event).
We have access to several super-size fridges at the event - allowing you to store your food and beverages keeping them chilled and fresh, we do ask that you don't overload the fridges though and please stack your food and drink responsibly.
Hot Water, Tea, coffee, milk, sugar and fresh chilled water as well as cutlery are available for free for the duration of the event.
We do ask that you please try and keep the food storage and preparation area as clean as possible and clean up after yourself if you a mess.
Tuckshop: the BIG GAME tuckshop is located at the front of the stage and the fridges are kept well stocked with your favourite gaming treats from chocolate to Haribo, Cola to Fanta, ideal for filling a hole between meals or games and all at great low prices! (no alcohol is for sale at the event, but you are more than welcome to bring your own).
Projectors: We utilize the large HD projector at Wildern School to broadcast the intranet onto the huge 30 foot screen at the front of the stage, keeping you up-to-date with the latest goings on at the BIG GAME and also to show you who is playing what at the event as well as broadcast live games and finals going on at the event.
Music: Music at the event is played thanks to our resident DJ and BIG GAME regular - Soaps!, who will keep the music flowing ensuring your well energized for your next game, he takes requests so either post a message up on shoutbox or go and see him where he'll be able to mix your track of choice into his next set!
Local amenities:the BIG GAME is located in the bustling village (more like a mini town really!) of Hedge End, located just off the M27 J7. Hedge End is rammed full of all the shops you’ll ever need. With a large supermarket (Budgens) less than a 5 minute walk away as well as a Subway restaurant (inside Budgens) and Gregg’s bakery not to mention a host of takeaway restaurants including a Dominos Pizza, Chinese, Indian and award winning Fish and Chips take aways plus much more (there is even a camping shop if you forget your sleeping bag!). Just down the road a little further (5 minutes by car) is Hedge End Retail park which hosts Sainsbury's and M&S, PC World and Halfords as well as even more fast food offering including: Burger King, McDonald’s, KFC and Pizza Hut.
Intranet: the BIG GAME Intranet is our own custom built portal allowing gamers to see what’s happening where, when and who is playing what at the event! It’ll show you what tournaments are coming up and what time they kick off, get live BIG GAMER tournament points tally as well as giving you the facility to post up messages on the shoutbox, if for example you're looking for additional team members or looking for a game to play! You can access this via the link off the website during the event or via the address on the back of the ticket.
Internet: The connection at the BIG GAME is a 100Mb (synchronous) leased line - we also utilise caching techniques to speed up delivery of some Internet content. You shouldn’t notice any strange effects from the Internet connection at the event but if you do find a member of the crew.
To connect plug in, set your NIC to auto negotiation, enable DHCP and disable Internet Connection Sharing.