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Quakecon 2005 Registration Available

Zonk posted about 9 years ago | from the frag-your-fellow-man dept.

Quake 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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Can't wait (1)

Xipher (868293) | about 9 years ago | (#12246063)

This is going to be my second time attending Quakecon.

Re:Can't wait (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#12247812)

Thanks for sharing that with us. Because I couldn't give LESS of a fuck.

hey (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#12246136)

Hotel is kinda gay.

WTF (1)

superpulpsicle (533373) | about 9 years ago | (#12246335)

Why is everything good out in Texas and Cali. These events need to hit east coast.

Re:WTF (2, Interesting)

djdanlib (732853) | about 9 years ago | (#12246536)

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 (4, Insightful)

Drakino (10965) | about 9 years ago | (#12246695)

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 (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#12247158)

California is the most populated state in the nation. More people to attract.

Texas is the second most populated state in the nation, and is roughly in-between the east and west coast.

Not that I care. I drive by the Gaylord Texan every day on the way to work. I'm 3 miles away!

Re:WTF (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#12247867)

I don't know this for sure, but I think (in general) hotels and other travel-related costs are cheaper in Texas cities than they are in most other US cities (especially coastal ones). I (vaguely) remember discovering this years ago while making travel plans, so I can't speak for the authenticity or currency of the claim. P.S. If I could marry parentheses () I would.

Re:WTF (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#12248399)

No freaking way. The cheapest room I could find for this QuakeCon are close to $200 a night.

You can stay at a really nice Hotal (Hyatt or something) around here (east coast) for half that price. Overlooking the ocean even.

Re:WTF (2, Informative)

Sparr0 (451780) | about 9 years ago | (#12248659)

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.

Regarding The Venue's Name (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 9 years ago | (#12247505)

Is there an elephant in the room, or is it just me?

Deoderant (4, Funny)

GodBlessTexas (737029) | about 9 years ago | (#12247574)

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.
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