SpokLAN.net started out like many LAN groups in the late '90s -- in someone's basement / living room / dining room, and or a combination of the above. Breaking out into a day-long gathering, SpokLAN.net evolved in to 24 hour long SMo-g (SpokLAN Mid-month omnium-gatherum) every month for about 10 years. Ranging in size from about 7, to 70 we gamed with [HOOD] since the beginning. We took a couple breaks, hosted LAN gaming at local area Sci-fi / Fantasy / Nerd convetions, took a break, hosted a few more LAN parties, took a break, tried again, took a break and decided that two a year, along with ClanHOOD is good. Now they are GULPs -- Grown Up LAN Parties.