Pimping this up a little, incase anyone else fancies it.
When i moved to Burton Upon Trent around 2+ years ago, i didn't know anyone in the area.. Came across a LAN thing based in Uttoxeter. (which is only 15-20 mins up the road)
I don't really game much on my PC, but when along as a way to waste a weekend.. Hadn't been to one of these LAN things since i was 16, Ended up being really good fun. Small community, being going for 10+ years. Owner is a nice chap etc. Due to size of the event, it's not really run for profit.. So i find the atmosphere allot better than when i went to Multiplay i5 event all those many years ago.
While it's a little on the "nerdy" side, it makes a nice change from going to the pub on the weekend.
URL in first post if you fancy going along, 17 tickets available and it's only £50 for the entire weekend.