When you picture online gamers, the image in your mind is pretty clear. You probably see a dorky, socially awkward geek holed away in his parents’ basement, floating alone in a pile of Pizza Rolls and Mountain Dew, talking to friends he’ll never see IRL in some sort of code language you don’t understand. And while your visualization may be a tad off for some of them, it might not be too far from the truth for others — except for this weekend. Nearly 3,000 of these gamers are gathering together for four days of gaming debauchery at Quakecon, the BYOC (bring your own computer) LAN party that’s been hosted by and for gamers annually since 1996. Featuring exhibits, events and a buttload of entertainment for those who need to step away from their monitors, Quakecon kicks off at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway. Admission is free, with special seating and swag packages available. Visit quakecon.org for more information.
Aug. 1-4, 2013