Newcastle University Anime Club is a student operated, non for profit organization, social club for students at the UoN and the Newcastle public who enjoy video games, board games and of course anime.
NUAC was originally founded in the year 2001 as an off shoot of the Newcastle University Gaming Society also known as NUGS. Over the years the club has seen many incarnations and watched thousands of hours of anime. Today the club is one of the biggest social clubs at the University of Newcastle, with over 200 financial members for the 2018 year.
Zlan is the end of year lan party that NUAC hosts at the University of Newcastle. Zlan is a non for profit event, with any profits from the event going into the funding of future Zlan events.
Zlan was first held in 2010 as a tribute to the old local area network parties that used to take place on a regular basis at the university thanks to the video games club. With an attendance over 100 hardcore gamers and international sponsors, it was a epic weekend (for the original Zlan website, please click here).
2013 saw the successful return of Zlan. With 108 people attending over three massive days at the university, major sponsors including NETGEAR, Madman Entertainment and Redbull, interest in Zlan party and the Newcastle University Anime Club had been reignited. The university student body and its support services like UoN services were keen to make Zlan a yearly event.
So now NUAC is proud to present Zlan for another year. Zlan 2014 will take place this year on the first weekend of the University of Newcastle semester two break, from 6pm Friday the 19th of September to 12pm Sunday the 21st. With over 40 hours of intense competitive gaming planned Zlan 2014 is set to dragon punch all standards that Zlan 2013 set.