QuakeCon is a bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) computer gaming event with a competitive tournament held every year in Dallas, Texas, USA. The event, which is named after id Software's game Quake, sees thousands of gamers from all over the world attend every year to celebrate the company's gaming dynasty. It is North America's largest LAN party, the largest free LAN party in the world, and usually runs over a period of four days. Now more than a multiplayer gaming event, QuakeCon is also a venue to showcase the newest games and hardware being developed by companies involved with id Software including booths selling clothing, computer peripherals, and software. To be able to keep QuakeCon a free LAN party, it is highly dependent on volunteer work. These volunteers, often described as the crew, cover most aspects of the organization of the party. For this QuakeCon has gained a reputation as Woodstock of gaming, and a week of peace, love, and rockets!. QuakeCon originally grew out of a group of people on the EFnet IRC network, in channel #quake. As various regular visitors to the channel began expressing a desire to meet and game together in person, Jim Elson, a.k.a. H2H, a gamer
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