QuakeCon 2012 Details Revealed!

QuakeCon 2012 just announced some scheduling details on its official website. For those of you who don’t know, QuakeCon is an annual convention which embraces first person shooters, multiplayer gaming and more! It’s also used as a way of demonstrating new id Software technology and related games including Doom, Quake and more.

We are more than pleased to announce that we will be covering QuakeCon 2012 as our press passes for the event have been approved!

Here is the announcement made on QuakeCon.org:

We’re pleased to announce that QuakeCon 2012, the ultimate video game festival, will kick off on Thursday, August 2nd with an annual keynote address given by John Carmack..
In addition to John’s keynote, this year’s QuakeCon will host a number of panel discussions featuring prominent members of the interactive entertainment industry. Attendees will be able to check out panels such as The Game of Making GamesDesigning Multiplayer Games That Last, GameTrailers ‘Bonus Round’, and Idle Thumbs Podcast Live: Arena. Panelists will include Marty Stratton from id Software, Ted Price, President and CEO of Insomniac Games, Chet Faliszek and Tom Leonard from Valve Software, and Geoff Keighley, host of Spike’s GameTrailers.
The full line-up of panels and guest speakers will be announced in the coming days.In addition to the lineup of panels, attendees will also have the opportunity to check out various exhibitors and sponsors on the show floor, including:
  • AT&T
  • Intel Americas Inc.
  • DELL/Alienware
  • Ventrilo
  • CSN (Cyber Sports Net)
  • BAWLS Guarana
  • Cooler Master
  • CPU Magazine
  • FSP Group USA Corp
  • IN WIN Development
  • Interceptor Entertainment
  • Modders Inc.
  • Plantronics
  • Symbiote Studios
  • Adata
  • Minecraft PVP
  • Minecraft EDU
  • DeVry
  • Western Digital
During the event, attendees will also have the opportunity to play Dishonored, the supernatural assassin action game under development at Arkane Studios, and DOOM 3 BFG Edition, the full collection of genre-defining games from id Software, in Bethesda’s booth in the Exhibit Hall.
QuakeCon 2012 will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas on Thursday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th. The event is free for general admission attendees thanks to the support of id and Bethesda Softworks, as well as the QuakeCon volunteer staff and the 2012 event sponsors and exhibitors.

QuakeCon Exhibit Hall Hours:

Thursday, August 2 | 10am – 6pm
Friday, August 3 | 10am – 6pm
Saturday, August 4 | 10am – 6pm

QuakeCon BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party:
Thursday, August 2nd, 9am – Sunday, August 5th, 12pm

Register for QuakeCon here!

Learn more about QuakeCon here!

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