"Over 2000 people signed up and around 700 people brought their PCs to Mesquite, Texas this past week to celebrate what can best be described as 'an orgy of Quake.' QuakeCon: 2000 rolled into town and proved to be a huge success."
"I already mentioned some of my comments on the main page. Here are my final comments. In my opinion, this was not only the best Quakecon ever, but the best LAN party ever. As smoothly as everything ran, you'd think everybody running it were robots that planned for years in advance. Some people this took away from the soul of past Quakecons but I'll take this over soul anyday. I think the soul of Quakecon is getting together with friends you may see all the time and ones that you don't get to see often or just met for the first time and having fun."
"Virtual explosions. Leather jackets. Cyber gunfights. Baseball caps. Flashing screens. Buzz cuts. Pumping music. Lip rings. Cell phones. Screen names. Pony-tails. Streaming wires. Tattoos. Baggy jeans. Action figures. Junk food. T-shirts. Intense concentration."
"If you own a home computer, chances are you've found at least two fun uses for it — connecting with others as a communications tool and playing games. For a few, connecting with others and playing games have become one int he same known as multi-player gaming. For these folks it has become an exciting way to play and compete against others. Robert Porter, 31, and Kevin Baluha, 33, of south Tampa have taken this excitement and turned it into a monthly social experience in Seffner. 'We want to provide the gamer with a totally submerged environment with other aggressive players,' Porter said. At their most recent event 47 people brought their computer to The Workshop of Fernquist Engineering in Seffner to hook up for as much as 4 hours of game playing. Those who attended the event played state of the art computer games. Quake II was the most popular..."
"Frag Fest Tampa — it's all about the ping... BABY! Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24, 2001, the first FRAGFEST Tampa LAN party. Let's have a good time!!!!!"