Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Welcome one and all to Quakecon 2005 from the beautiful and enormous Gaylord Texan Convention Center and Hotel in Grapevine, TX. Well over 6,000 are expected to attend one of the largest LAN party and gaming expos in the world. I can tell you first hand that it is definitely quite the show once again this year.
Already several thousand people have packed themselves into what is basically a room the size of...oh....4 football fields. Monitors glow in every direction, and the gaming is in full effect. Oh yeah, and this lasts for the next three days too.
Sponsors this year include id Software, nVIDIA, Intel, Activision, Creative, Alienware, GameStop, Linksys, Newegg, and Razer. Each of the sponsors is showing off their goods at the vendor section directly across from the BYOC section (aka Bring Your Own Computer).
Now Quakecon isn't all about gaming 24 hours a day for 3 days; there is also a whole bunch of stuff going on in the technology world today.
Full Report with great pix.