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quakecon 2000
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About QuakeCon

First held in 1996, QuakeCon is the brainchild of id Software game fans. Their original goal was to make QuakeCon an event to:

  • Meet online friends in real life
  • Speak with the people who make their favorite games
  • Talk shop with aspiring and veteran developers
  • Play the world's best multiplayer games over the best LAN possible with people from all over the gaming community

The mission for QuakeCon continues to be all these things and more.

The inaugural venue was the La Quinta Inn in Garland, TX (a short drive to id Software's headquarters in Mesquite, TX). This event was organized independently by members of the online gaming community and, as news of the event spread, anticipated attendance of 50 soon tripled. With the help of id Software, 1996 marked the beginning of QuakeCon. Over the next year as the Quake community grew, so did interest in QuakeCon. 1997 saw a larger conference room booked at the Holiday Inn in Plano, TX and attendance topped 650. Local television stations, Gamespot, PC Games, Blue's News, Shugashack, Stomped, and many other online gaming sites covered the event. With the support and assistance of id Software and Activision the event was a huge success.

In 1999 the online gaming community descended on Mesquite, TX. The Mesquite Convention Center and Hampton Inn & Suites played host to a BYOC LAN of over 500 computers with total attendance exceeding 1100 people. For QuakeCon 99 id Software became more than just a sponsor by joining gaming community organizers in planning for the event and coming to play with their fans! QuakeCon 99 raised the bar for years to come in terms of LAN setup and performance, providing a superior playing experience for novice and experienced players alike. With the help of our sponsors - id Software, Activision, AMD, Apple Computer, ATI Technologies, Logitech, Linksys, and Lucent Technologies - QuakeCon 99 was the best yet!

Yes, the best of QuakeCon will be back in 2000! If you want to attend the premier LAN party of the year, compete in the best tournaments, meet other Quake fans from all over the world, participate in roundtables and workshops, or just be able to frag with zero ping... we'll see you at QuakeCon 2000!



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