"Furry Case-Modder" would make a pretty good name for a rock and roll band...
"It is about making them generally unavailable to those people who just want to carry them around, either for self-defence or to commit deliberately aggressive acts," he said.
"That element of surprise of seeing goats at a business has really worked," Eskridge said. "The goats are the best thing, and I'm a country girl at heart, so I decided to use them instead of dogs."
The guard goats at Eskridge's Used Restaurant Equipment Warehouse on Broad have been there a little more than a year.
Since 1996, QuakeCon has been the video game industry's Woodstock, a 21st century blend of tough games, fast computers and mostly white, teenage boys in black T-shirts.
But changes are afoot at the event, which grew out of fans' love of the "Quake" line of games: visceral, violent titles in which players gather online to blow each other up as fast as possible.
Girls, older people - even entire families - are joining in the fun.