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Quakecon 2005 Registration Available 15

TomServo writes "This week registration began for Quakecon 2005, the largest LAN party in the western hemisphere and the largest free LAN party in the world. 3200 BYOC seats and over 400 tourney slots are up for grabs in a first-come, first-served registration. This year Quakecon will be Aug. 11-14 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas." And with previews of Quake IV evidently available, it's sure to be a popular LAN party too.
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Quakecon 2005 Registration Available

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  • This is going to be my second time attending Quakecon.
    • by Anonymous Coward
      Thanks for sharing that with us. Because I couldn't give LESS of a fuck.
  • Why is everything good out in Texas and Cali. These events need to hit east coast.

    • Re:WTF (Score:2, Interesting)

      by djdanlib ( 732853 )
      I second that! Game companies, don't forget about New York City! Another two viable locations: Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL.

      (Do they even read this though?)
    • Re:WTF (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Drakino ( 10965 ) <d_slashdot@@@miniinfo...net> on Friday April 15, 2005 @02:09PM (#12246695) Journal
      Quakecon is in Texas because id is in Texas. They pay for it, why should they move it away from their home city?

      E3, well, it's trade only, and much of the industry in the US is on the west coast. It was in Atlanta GA for a few years though.

      CPL, not sure why they pick Texas.

      There are probably smaller LANs in your area though. Everlan is a big one here in Southern Colorado attracting 300-500 people. If you want to have one on the East Coast, start organizing it. Most LAN parties just started by someone one year, and grew into the huge events they are now.

      And for big LANs, a central location does make sense for drive times, since people are likely to drive to it, instead of flying.
    • Re:WTF (Score:3, Informative)

      by Sparr0 ( 451780 )
      Million Man LAN [millionmanlan.com] is in Louisville, KY. Its the summer event hosted by the same people as LanWar [lanwar.com]. Every 3 months they have a 500 person event, and once a year they do 1300 (more this year!) people.
  • by Anonymous Coward
    Is there an elephant in the room, or is it just me?
  • Deoderant (Score:5, Funny)

    by GodBlessTexas ( 737029 ) on Friday April 15, 2005 @03:12PM (#12247574) Journal
    After attending last year's Quake Con, I had a blast. The only down side was that I was one of the few 'normal' people there, and there were many people who obviously did not believe in showering or wearing deoderant. They even had signs posted to encourage proper hygiene while attending the event. Someone needs to get Right Guard and Dial as a sponsor, handing out soap and deoderant to the participants as they register.
  • Now this really should be posted on Fark. They would have a field day with it.

I've got a bad feeling about this.