Gamers converge on QuakeCon, the biggest bring-your-owncomputer LAN party in North America. Meet the geeks who make it happen.
BY GEOFF JOHNSTON
MARTY STRATTON SAYS HE’S NEVER HEARD OF A BETTER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN A COMPANY AND A GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS. Stratton is executive producer for game developer id Software (creator of the classic ﬁrst-person shooter Quake), and he’s referring to the tech-convention alchemy that goes into realizing QuakeCon—the Woodstock of gaming, the largest BYOC LAN party in North America. It’s an international gaming spectacle that attracts ﬂoods of software and hardware sponsors and tournament competitors, but QuakeCon’s beginnings were much more humble.
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