10 Days: The True Story of Marvin McNerd
It's down to the wire now, boys. It's clutch or kick time. Go big or go home. So you know from Part 1 a little-it-of-everything about how to prepare and what to expect from your first Quakecon journey. What questions remain unanswered? Let's cover a few of the main ones.
How does check-in work?
They will check your stuff in the line for the BYOC and likely barcode your tower and monitor (not your peripherals) so that everything can be tracked and secured. This line is long, and will probably stay long most of the day. Be patient. There are 3000 people trying to get their rigs checked in and a lot less volunteers trying to do it all. You'll receive a lanyard with a tag on it that has your name and a few other details, you'll need to wear this around while you're at the Hilton Anatole. This is your pass to get into the BYOC and the exhibit halls.
The schedule is out...what events should I plan on attending?
The PC Perspective event is my personal favorite, mostly because they give out a bunch of stuff. Last year they were giving away entire builds (from case to CPU). Master Pancake is a comedy group that has been a staple of Quakecon, and there is a reason for it. If you're into Quake itself, plan on attending the finals (at least). Download the Quakecon app to your phone for a full list.