By SS*Ryly and {DFM}Ice-IX

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{DFM}Ic3-IX and SS*^Grim look bright and chipper at midnight

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Lining up to get into the BYOC

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It was still early (midnight or so), so the line was still pretty short

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HairL|DLC and MsMoody (Ms. MasterTech)

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Dante fixes [B]Black's PC while in the BYOC waiting list line

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The Fount of all Knowledge, Quakecon related

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Well, this makes it simple …

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OK … We are waiting to see the first sponge bath in the BYOC (NOT!)

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BYOC Check-in. We only had another hour to wait …

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Because the line stretched waaaaaaay down there …

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And then loops back :(

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At last! We're up next

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BYOC Panorama 1

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BYOC Panorama 2

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BYOC Panorama 3

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BYOC Panorama 4 (There's {DFM}Ryly and SS*^Grim)

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The obigatory QuakeCon 2004 banner shot

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The huge nVidia banner. Is this targeted marketing or what?

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An artsy shot of the waterfall in the Atrium

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The star at the top of the Atrium

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{DFM}Ryly and SS*^Grim

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{DFM}Ic3-IX still his bubbly, effervescent self at 3:00 AM

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Remember the Alamo? This isn't it …

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MsMoody, {DFM}Ic3-IX, HairL|DLC, and {DFM}MasterTech fight a pesky virus running through the BYOC

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The brackets were posted on the wall with care, in hopes the contestants would soon be there

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The nVidia Lounge, complete with flat panel TVs and really goofy green chairs

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The line to get a free nVidia T-shirt

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A case mod displayed in one of the vendor booths

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All bow before the great, giant Bawls bottle …

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The nVidia Booth after the vendor area had closed

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The esteemed competition in the Ms Quakecon Tournament

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{DFM}Ryly dressed for the occasion

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The Radio iTG broadcast station at the edge of the tournament area

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Those are still the goofiest green chairs I have ever seen!

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The contestants get final instructions before the tourney begins

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The standard Quakecon tourney machine: Shuttle Case, AMD 3400XP Proc, 1GB RAM, GeForce 6800GT, 19" CRT

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{DFM}Ryly is ready to frag

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This unidentified Ms Quakecon contestant wore her warpaint …

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While this unidentified Ms Quakecon contestant wore a little less … w00t!

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I wonder what game this guy likes to play?

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HairL|DLC and the Breakfast Club in the BYOC

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The teeming masses gathered around the NOC begging for swag

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Here's a simple project you can do at home

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Alien head case mod

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Last Thursday night and there were still plenty of seats in the BYOC

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There's a tree growing out of that computer

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The Network Operations Center

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Doom3 custom paint job by Falcon Northwest …

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And the other side of the same machine

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The Papa Johns case mod

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That's a lot of Bawls and it is only the first day of the con

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Very clean design on this case mod

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This rig features a new commercial water cooling system

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A better view of the heat exchanger

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Another interesting mod

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This copper cube is about 8" x 8" x 8"

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{DFM}Ryly's favorite type of gamer … A Mac user

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aNd|Grav!ty spars with {DFM}Ryly in preparation for round two of the Ms Quakecon Tourney

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{DFM}Ryly was seeded 12th in the double elimination brackets for Ms Quakecon

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But first, an interview with Radio iTG

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Falcon Northwest Doom 3 case in the dark

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{DFM}Ryly prepares for her match with Krissy while Suga and the tourney staff look on

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Krissy won the match …

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But {DFM}Ryly gets a second chance in the "Exceptional Seconds" bracket

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Hunter from the LAN Party Network gives a seminar on how to hold a LAN Party

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Another picture of the Alien head case mod from yesterday

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This is the front of the P

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This devilishly eye catching PC …

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Is worth a second look

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This PC features a Q3A logo carved from a block of UV reflective plastic

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Lots of UV relfective tubing …

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In this liquid-cooled rig

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Here is a clever storage solution for all of your "files"

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Clear acrylic PC case

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The mother board is almost completely submerged in this "Fishtank" PC

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Another interesting mod …

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More UV reflective liquid cooling tubing …

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With multiple fans and hard drives …

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In a custom built aluminum case

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This PC has dual temperature readouts and an interesting window decoration …

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and looks down-right eerie in the dark

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After a smoke-and-beer break, Ms X is ready to take on Suga in the Ms Quakecon finals

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The completed Losers bracket …

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And the completed Winners bracket

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Beta finished third in the Ms Quakecon tourney …

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Suga finished second …

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And Ms X wins Ms Quakecon 2004!

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Ms X and Suga

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This guy was sleeping at his computer and the camera crew woke him up to interview him

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{DFM}MasterTech's water-cooled PC

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{DFM}MasterTech checks out Doom3 while SS*^Grim looks on

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[B]Sausage models his Breakfast Club clan T-shirt

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6th F4ulty is focused on his game

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[B]Coca-Cola and his trademark red hat

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It's all [B]Gravy, baby!

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Another interview … Saturday seemed to really bring out the media

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This was a novel idea — food service in the BYOC

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Dante managed to get two computers into the BYOC

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MsMoody thinks if she doesn't see the camera, it can't see her either

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HairL|DLC's wife, formerly Sorceress

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Fatal1ty groupies in the Abit vendor booth

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Five computers plus a switch, all in a nice wood case

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Another shot of the Humidor Cluster

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This PC is fitted into a curio or jewelry box

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HairL|DLC's wife bought him a new GeForce 6800GT card then later won a GeForce 6800 Ultra

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The 2004 Ms QuakeCon group shot

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Todd Hollenshead and one of the Quake Girls — It's good to be the CEO

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Site of the Tournament Finals and the Saturday night party afterwards

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The VIP party area behind the sound booth

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Quakecon 2004 Q3A 1v1 Championship, ZeRo4 from the winners bracket …

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… vs CZM from the losers bracket

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While we were waiting for the match to begin, G4 interviewed [B]Black

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CZM had to take two maps from ZeRo4 to win and picked up $25,000 for his effort

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One of the Quake Girls hands out swag

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The 2004 Quake Girls

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The first ever Quakecon 1v1 Doom3 Tournament featured Daler from the winners bracket …

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… vs Fatal1ty from the losers bracket

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Fatal1ty had to win two maps against Daler to collect the $25,000 top prize

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Another look at the Quake Girls

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Here's a case mod I missed earlier, a complete PC in a newstand

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It includes an LCD monitor …

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… And clear side panels to see what is going on inside

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Another look at the LCD monitor and the USB ports

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Here's our hotel room as you walk in the door

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The bathroom is on the right …

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… TV, valuables safe, mini frig, a desk with Internet access …

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… And a king-sized bed

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The atrium had a number of live plants but the largest plants, like this live oak, were plastic

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[B]Sausage starts breaking down his PC for the trip home

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6th F4ulty is almost ready to go

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[B]Gravy seems a little shell-shocked

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That's still a lot of Bawls!

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Geekwearz Girl > Quake Girl

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A couple of Return to Castle Wolfenstein enthusiast

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Yeah, my wiring closet at home looks like that too

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The tournament computers are packed for shipment to the next event

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All the hardware that was checking into the BYOC on Thursday …

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… Has to be checked out of the BYOC on Sunday

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Why does any gamer worth his salt need tech support?