Ohio's Largest PC Gaming Community & LAN Party

Welcome to NeXus LAN!
The Premier Gaming Community & LAN Party located in Dayton, Ohio
“NeXus LAN was formed to provide a gaming website & LAN for the purpose of meeting other gamers, having fun and for the betterment of the gaming community.”

NeXus LAN 24 was fantastic!!!  We will miss seeing everyone, but hope to see some of you at other LAN's down the line.  Thank you everyone for years of support and fun!!!!

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xx The end of an era....
September 16, 2019, 02:40:23 PM by Renegade
This is the last Monday after NeXus LAN I will ever have.   Sitting here it is bitter sweet.   I am fully ready and wanting to retire, but I will miss seeing everyone twice a year, all the great times, laughter, wow moments from tournaments, hearing everyone having a great time etc.

I started out doing mini lans at my house and at Actions house, those lead to a love of LAN gaming and I joined Dayton LAN Fest for their last 2 events.  When DLF ended I didn't want a Dayton LAN to end so I gathered what would be the NeXus LAN core staff and created NeXus LAN.   We started out small at mound street academy with only around 40 people and it was a 1 day event.  That lead to wanting to be larger and more people and we found the FOP in Huber.  We again out grew that location.   Then I was introduced to Marty (Zebbe) at the moose and he and I became good friends.  At first we didn't think the moose would work as they didn't have enough power, but Marty said ok so if you can afford it he will install power runs in the ceiling and he and Boon did that work free of charge and we started our run at the moose.

I have been doing NeXus LAN for 15 years now with a GREAT group of people along the way.

Thank you Sideout, Cyphis, Venus_Wong, Sgt_Roc, LMNOPG007, Natsu, Action, debo, boon, Vahalle, Otheofoolo, Zebbe, Tiny Elvis, Evildoer, Pez, Ronster, Uroboch, Ogre, W3rdsmyth for all your time and effort helping to keep this event going.

Thank you to all the sponsors along the way for some great prizes to give away in raffles and tournaments.

Thank you to all the attendee's over the years for making this event always a blast!

Renegade signing out.   
Hope to see some of you at other LAN's in the future.

Retired NeXus LAN Director.
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xx Itís so hard to say goodbye
March 19, 2019, 01:59:41 AM by Renegade
NeXus LANírs - today we want to inform you that NeXus  LAN  24 will be the last event for Renegade and Sideout , and for NeXus LAN itself.  It is not an easy decision to make as nothing can replace the feeling and excitement of watching and participating in a successful event , but we feel that it is time to retire and pursue other interests.

Since inception born from the death of Dayton LANFest , the journey from a small 50 person LAN to the graduation as one of the premier LANís in Ohio  , NeXus LAN has been dedicated to one mission and goal - providing the casual gamer an experience that is second to none , a great casual gaming event , and a family friendly environment.

Over the course of the last several years  there has been a shift in the LAN party world.  The expanse of home broadband , the cost of manufacturing tech / gaming products , and the general march of time has impacted both attendance and sponsorship.  The changes by game design and creators shifting to public lobbies and catering to streaming has limited the choices in tournament play.   All of these factors have contributed to a steady decline in sponsorship , attendance , and participation at the last several events.

Everyone wants to go out on top and both Renegade and myself feel that it is time to retire from NeXus LAN with the many great memories that we have. We also feel that the NeXus LAN name , brand and reputation deserves to be retired as well.

We want everyone one to know how much your support over the past years have meant in terms of the people attending and the sponsors for helping out.  

We want to thank our staff who work tirelessly at each event and sacrifice their time twice a year.

We hope a new event and organizers will be found or step forward to keep the NeXus LAN tradition of casual gaming alive in the area but those details are not solidified as of yet. Either way the NeXus LAN name , brand and reputation will be retired after NeXus LAN 24.

Again , thanks to you and all past attendees  , who made NeXus LAN what it is today.  We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
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xx Welcome new staff member otheofoolo!!!!
March 16, 2019, 06:18:37 PM by Renegade
We would like to welcome otheofoolo (Matt) to the staff.  He has been here at every LAN for setup, take down, loading trailers etc for years so we add to staff officially!
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xx NeXus LAN Facebook Live event tonight 1/9/19 at 7 pm EST....
January 09, 2019, 01:55:19 PM by Renegade
Tonight on Facebook Sideout will be going live with some upcoming info about our spring event!!!  As well as s new relaxed restrictions for the events.

FB live will start about 7 pm EST Wednesday 1/9/19
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xx NeXus LAN 2019 Dates...
October 29, 2018, 05:53:28 PM by Renegade
NeXus LAN 2019 Dates...

NL 23 - March 16/17th

NL 24 Bytes, Bullets & Bawls - September 14/15th (Registration will open Saturday July 13th at 3 pm EST)

NL 25 The Last Bang - Spring 2020

Times for both events doors open at 10 am Saturday, network live at 11 am, event ends at 3 pm on Sunday.
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Recent NeXus LAN Events: (click links for details & photos)

NeXus LAN 24 - Bytes, Bullets & Bawls (September 14, 2019 5:00pm - September 15, 2019 10:00pm)
NeXus LAN 23 (March 16, 2019 5:00pm - March 17, 2019 10:00pm)
NeXus LAN 22 (October 6, 2018 6:00pm - October 8, 2018 1:00am)
NeXus June Mini LAN @ The Game Haven (June 30, 2018 9:00pm - July 1, 2018 9:00am)
NeXus LAN 21 (April 14, 2018 6:00pm - April 16, 2018 1:00am)

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