The first three covers of the year were drawn by Affra Gibbs and the last one was drawn by Holly Kaufman Spruch.

The mini-covers in the upper-right would also continue throughout the year.  The covers, as always, focused on things that were happening in the hacker world - and there was no shortage of them.

The Autumn 1993 cover was a reflection of the biggest hacker event ever to have taken place, which was Hacking at the End of the Universe (HEU), a hacker camp that was held in the Netherlands in August.

Over a thousand hackers gathered to build a community, hook up to the Internet, and learn all about hacking.

It was the most inspirational gathering since 1989's Galactic Hacker Party, which also took place in the Netherlands.

The cover (our first to contain a barcode) featured all sorts of HEU highlights, including skateboarders, tents with computers inside, and a person with a peace sign on their shirt.

A totem pole appears in the foreground which tells the story of progression from fire to the automobile to the telephone to the computer and, lastly and most ominously, to a pair of handcuffs.

As much fun as all of this was, the dangers were never forgotten.

A barbed wire fence separates the hacker fun from the world of conformity, where we see people in suits gathering under a McDonald's sign, stirring a melting pot.

In the background are featureless apartment buildings.

The mini-cover is a picture of the top floor of The Cedars, the sprawling Victorian estate on Long Island where 2600 got its start and which was now being left behind for greener pastures.

The words "Tok Junction" were a reference to a small town in Alaska near the Yukon border, known as one of the most isolated communities in the United States.