CaseModGod at QuakeCon 2005
QuakeCon 2005 was one
of the best experiences ever and represents a major modding high point for
myself and this website. My biggest reason for wanting to go was to
enter my just finished Cenobite PC in the Creative Case Mod Competition, top prize:
$2500. The Cenobite mod was built specifically to compete at this
event and I spent the best part of a year making it as detailed as I knew how. Before I left
on the long trek from Michigan to Texas the
last thing my wife said to me (after I love you) was "Don't be
disappointed if you don't win."... whatever.
Some of the pictures for
this article were collected after the event from across the net, if you
are the pictures rightful owner and prefer I not use them please let me know. Below is a picture of the mod in travel mode taken
just seconds after I entered the Grapevine hotel.
Next up is a shot taken in
the lobby of me waiting with the Cenobite mod for the doors to the event
to open. Not long after the picture was taken
a member of QuakeCon staff came running up behind me with an entry form
for the Creative Case Mod Competition, when he put on the brakes he
stumbled and wound up stabbing
himself on one of my mods arm spikes. My mod got it's first taste of
blood and wound up being the second entry into the modding competition.
The next few pictures
are of the Cenobite mod set up in the LAN area.
A close up shot of the
My Cenobite rig
breathing evil into the B.Y.O.C. area....
With my mod all set up
and running good I
decided to get some lunch in the hotel restaurant, I had almost finished
the ten dollar cheeseburger and twelve dollar pitcher of beer when my
cell phone rang. "You have to get back to your mod, now.", it sounded
urgent. I figured that my mod had either fallen off the table or
caught fire, I hurriedly paid my bill and made haste back to the B.Y.O.C.
Instead of seeing a
broken mod there were a number of camera crews and news reporters lined up in front
of my rig waiting to interview me about it... totally unreal.