Quakecon 2015


Wed 11:07PM Got all my stuff packed up at mi casa


Thu 9:27AM Unloaded at the Hilton Anatole


Thu 9:43AM The hotel let us use a cart briefly to get our stuff in from the outside, then they had to take it back. Fortunately, we befriended a father and son duo that were nice enough to share their cart with us. Next year: cart is mandatory. They’re so handy and it seemed like everyone had one this year. We talked to some people about their carts and it sounded like decent ones can be had for cheap.


Thu 9:54AM Daunting line


Thu 10:29AM Got barcoded!


Thu 10:39AM Daunting line moving relatively quickly


Thu 12:17PM My seeeeeeat! I really really really really wish we had one of these big giant sturdy tables for the apartment. When I have my computer at a proper desk and chair as opposed to a tv stand and sofa, I really miss being able to sit upright and use a keyboard and mouse properly. Anyone in the DFW getting rid of a long table like this?


So this is pretty much what my screen looked like the entire time. Skies of Arcadia on the right, and something else on the left. Sometimes it was the FAQ, sometimes it was reddit, sometimes it was hearthstone. The setup worked quite well. Avery and I would take turns playing/browsing, one on the controller, the other on the keyboard and mouse. Its definitely not uncommon for people to play games split-screen at Quakecon, but this is the most I’ve “shared” a computer at Quakecon, and I’m very pleased with the experience. I think it worked out really well! Also you can see Twitch running in the browser. Avery set it up so that we could stream Skies of Arcadia with the ambient noise of BYOC on top of it. I plan on streaming the remainder of my Skies of Arcadia playthrough when I get setup again at my apartment.


Tools of the trade


New keycaps! I got a few others in the baggie but this was my favorite.


Avery and travnewmatic


WTB girlfriend ad written on half a paper towel posted on the Quakecon Craigslist


Sunday morning, got our stuff hauled out of the BYOC


Making our way back to the front of the hotel


Guard duty while waiting for Mike to bring the car around


Obligatory 2015 BYOC shirt and badge pic


Fantastic year this year. Kinda feels like a blur right now. Sooooooo many random battles in Skies of Arcadia. While I didn’t accomplish my goal of completing Skies of Arcadia.. or completing the first disc of Skies of Arcadia… I still had an awesome time. I am reminded of how great of a game it is, instilled with a drive to finish it once and for all.. also feeling good about learning how to stream stuff on twitch, at least the basics of it. Glad its over, really looking forward to getting home tonight (currently have 5 more hours at work).. Made a few new friends.. Another successful year!