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LANRaiders Origin Story

Founded in 2007 by a team of three – LANRaiders set out to start running BYOC LAN events with the aim of providing a local, well priced (not-for-profit) weekend of gaming action and socialising.

Since that point, we have grown into having a dedicated community behind us and remain as committed as ever after 10 years to providing you with great events.

Who are the LANRaiders?


Michael "Chimera" - Founder

Mike founded LANRaiders back in 2007 after a small house LAN grew into a much bigger idea. Coming from a background in hardware you can normally find him running around fixing problems for people at an event.


Andrew "FlinkBK" - Events Manager

FlinkBK brings his experience of both a technical background and running a large internet cafe which ran regular LAN Parties. FlinkBK is LANRaiders chairman. A flight simulator enthusiast & streamer, a great addition to our team.


Mike "Shinotama" - Design Manager

Shinotama brings his vast experience in design & development to LANRaiders. Shinotama’s main role is brand design & web development. An avid PC & VR gamer and technician, we’re glad to have him aboard.


Neil "BFGn" - Founder

With an I.T related background and experience with data centers, Neil brings his web and services experience to the LANRaiders team. Neil’s main focus for LANRaiders is website development and Floor Management at our BYOC events.


Christine "Chicken" - Planning & Admin

Christine makes sure everyone’s doing what they’re supposed to, grabbing essentials, planning, support during events and cleanup afterwards. We’d be nowhere without her!