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QuakeCon 2012 Details Charge Down the Corridor

A healthy line up of guests, events, and demos should draw in the crowds.

The date and location of this year’s QuakeCon have been known for some time, but Zenimax has just provided the first details of what will be on the show floor.  The event will kick off with John Carmack’s keynote address at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas on August 2.  A host of other panels will follow through the duration of the conference that wraps on August 5.  Panels like “The Game of Making Games” and an Idle Thumbs Podcast will provide a steady flow of things to do while giving your rig a break from the “world’s largest LAN party.”

Some notable panel members include Ted Price of Insomniac Games, and Chet Faliszek and Tom Leonard of Valve – although which panels they will be a part of hasn’t been announced yet.  For those interested in getting some hands-on time with unreleased games, Dishonored and DOOM 3 BFG Edition will be ready for all attendees to play.  The full schedule and guest list will be released in the coming days, but the event already has plenty to make id and Bethesda fans swoon.

If you plan to attend QuakeCon, admission is free with a few for-pay options available if you are taking part in the BYOC (bring your own computer) LAN party.  PixlBit plans on cruising around the show floor, getting demo impressions, and keeping you posted on any big news that develops.  Let us know if we will see you there too! 

Press Release

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, co-founder and technical director of id Software.

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 Games, Designing 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.

Doors to the QuakeCon BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party and gaming festival will open on Thursday, August 2nd at 9am and will remain open through 12pm on Sunday, August 5th.

QuakeCon Exhibit Hall Hours are:
Thursday, August 2 | 10am – 6pm
Friday, August 3 | 10am – 6pm
Saturday, August 4 | 10am – 6pm

To pre-register for QuakeCon today go to: For more information on QuakeCon 2012 visit



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Press Release

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, co-founder and technical dir...


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