QuakeCon 2011 Dates Announced: August 4-7

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Today we’re happy to announce that QuakeCon 2011 is dated and ready for for your calendars.

What’s QuakeCon? Why, it’s only the world’s largest LAN party! What’s a LAN? Well, it’s where you play games with your computers all on the same network for super-fast and social gaming. What’s a party? Oh come on, don’t be an id-iot.

The thing about QuakeCon is that it’s way more than just a simple LAN get-together. We’ll have our latest and greatest games there to show, as well as tons of other exciting things to check out at the Expo Floor. On top of that, industry guests hold panels where they talk about games and interesting things at many hours of the day. It’s a veritable dark carnival of gaming entertainment.

If you’ve never attended, the atmosphere in the BYOC — that’s “Bring Your Own Computer” for the uninitiated — is like the best possible lazy Sunday spent with like-minded gamers. You order a pizza, you check out a tournament, you play a little Quake or Fallout. It’s basically a big weekend hang-out session — and you’re invited!

Check out all the details below:

Media Alert

QUAKECON® 2011 DATES ANNOUNCED

WHAT:

QuakeCon® is the ultimate video game festival and party. QuakeCon is open to the public and attendance is FREE thanks to the support of id® Software and Bethesda Softworks®, the QuakeCon volunteer staff, and the 2011 event sponsors and exhibitors.

WHEN:

QuakeCon will take place August 4 – 7, 2011.

WHERE:

The Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

WHY:

QuakeCon will once again host North America’s largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party, with thousands of gamers hooking their systems up to play on a world-class network.

QuakeCon also offers nonstop fun and entertainment for those that don’t bring their own computers. Bethesda Softworks will offer the first chance anywhere for gamers to get their hands on upcoming titles, and the world’s leading technology companies will be on hand to demonstrate their latest hardware and software in the 45,000 square foot exhibit hall. Every day of QuakeCon is packed with contests, entertainment, announcements, panel discussions, and parties!

For more information visit www.quakecon.org.

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