QuakeCon 2015 Shirt Design Contest — And then there were 4! (Updated)

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The QuakeCon 2015 20th Anniversary Shirt Design Contest is down to the four finalists. To everyone that submitted their entries… thanks for participating!

Between now and April 26th, we encourage you to visit the contest page to vote for the finalists shown above. We’ll be announcing the final winner on or around April 29th!

Please view the updated contest rules here.

QuakeCon 2015: Last call for designing this year’s shirt

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Probably not a finalist… but still great!

Okay, maybe not your t-shirt, but we need your idea. To all our design-savvy QuakeCon attendees: you still have until April 10th to submit your t-shirt design for the 20th Edition of QuakeCon!

After April 10th, we will be sharing our five finalists and then allowing all of you to help us vote for the best design. Our contest winner will receive The Ultimate QuakeCon® Fan Pack * featuring a spot in the BYOC, QuakeCon® Done Quick access, and a Swag Pack!

ENTER THE QUAKECON® 2015: 20th ANNIVERSARY SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

Design the QuakeCon BYOC T-Shirt & Win!

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*That’s ‘Design Your Own BYOC T-Shirt’!

QuakeCon’s BYOC has thrived for 20 years because of the personalities and culture you have brought to it. The case mods, “wooooops”, and skyscrapers built from BAWLs cans are what make the BYOC memorable. YOU KNOW IT!!!

So when it came time to figure out the design for this year’s Official shirt, we decided no one could do a better job than… you! So today we’re happy to announce the QuakeCon® 2015: 20th Anniversary Shirt Design Contest!

Between today and April 10th, you’ll be able to submit your shirt designs on our contest page. From there, our judging panel will determine five finalists and then it will be up to all of you to vote for a winner. Our contest winner will receive The Ultimate QuakeCon® Fan Pack * featuring a spot in the BYOC, QuakeCon® Done Quick access, and a Swag Pack!

To help you get started, we’ve given you a few design elements that you can grab. For full details on what’s okay and what’s not, check out the official rules.

ENTER THE QUAKECON® 2015: 20th ANNIVERSARY SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST

BYOC Attendees — Get ready for QuakeCon 20

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It’s crazy to think, but we’re only 148 days away from QuakeCon – and this year’s a big one. We’ll be celebrating the event’s 20th anniversary, which means 1) we’re all getting old and 2) we’re planning to make this the biggest and most exciting QuakeCon ever!

For everyone planning to spend 4 days in the BYOC, the information below is important:

Attendees wishing to participate in the QuakeCon 2015 BYOC must pre-purchase one of the ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat’ packages through our online registration site to guarantee a seat. As all seats will be accounted for prior to the show, we won’t have seats available on-site or on a first-come-first serve basis. Once the packages sell out, we’ll be giving people the opportunity to win a limited number of BYOC seats via social media giveaways, contests, and via our event partners leading up to the show.

Make sense? If you were at QuakeCon 2014, it should. Our pre-registration should be familiar, with one exception: This year we’re doing five tiers instead of four, and we’re kicking it off on March 4th with our new, super, duper, uber ‘BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Command Center VIP Seating Package’ — a very-limited package (only 32 available) that will include VIP BYOC seating in the Network Operations Center (NOC)!

To find out how you can snag a spot in the NOC, as well as full details on what each package includes, be sure to check out the info below. As the dates creep up in the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing reminders here on the blog, as well as on our official Facebook and Twitter account.

Oh yeah, and see those “Your Design Here” shirts below? Learn how you can design the 20th Anniversary QuakeCon shirt in this blog post.

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QuakeCon Turns 20: July 23 – July 26

Believe it or not, QuakeCon is turning 20 this year. While you won’t be able to legally get QuakeCon into your favorite watering hole , the occasion is momentous nonetheless, and will take place July 23-26 once again at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX.

In its landmark year, QuakeCon 2015 continues its non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them with North America’s largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party. And after 20 years, QuakeCon is much more than just a BYOC — the event and the hotel itself offer activities for the whole family.

As always, QuakeCon offers lots of excitement for those who don’t bring their own computer. QuakeCon has long been recognized for its panels and presentations given by top industry luminaries and exhibits showcasing previews of Bethesda’s highly anticipated unreleased games. Just ask anyone that got to check out DOOM this past August! Additionally, the world’s leading technology companies will be on site to demonstrate their latest hardware and accessories. Each day of QuakeCon is packed with tournaments, game presentations, contests, entertainment, announcements, panel discussions, parties and more!

You can make room reservations at the Hilton Anatole Hotel by calling 1-800-Hiltons or 1-800-445-8667 or going online here . Special room rate of $164 per night when you reference QuakeCon 2015!

As new updates on QuakeCon become available, you’ll be able to find them here, as well as on our official Twitter and Facebook pages. More to come!

BATTLECRY: The Inaugural Tournament

Just a couple months removed from the reveal of BATTLECRY, our new team action game from BattleCry Studios, we’ve already had our first community tournament for the game.

Hosted in the Bethesda Exhibit Hall at QuakeCon 2014, eight teams — some with close bonds, others created on the fly– competed for the BATTLECRY Inaugural Tournament title. In a mini-documentary featuring developers from BattleCry Studios and combatants, we follow the tournaments final four teams: Hoagies for Hunger, The Art of Warfare, Ultimo Continue, and Team Impromptu. You can guess which team we named based on their last-minute formation.

In the end, there could only be one winner. Watch the video above to find out who claimed the title. To everyone that competed and watched the tournament… thanks for being a part of history!

For more on BATTLECRY, visit the game’s official website, as well as its Facebook and Twitter pages.

Weekend Update: QuakeCon Wrap

For anyone that loves playing games, QuakeCon should be on your bucket list. From thousands of fans “whoop-ing” and playing games in BYOC to special events like this year’s DOOM reveal, it’s memorable each and every year. It’s also the most acceptable venue in the world for BAWLS chugging contests.

With 2014 being Bethesda’s 6th year helping with the show, we’ve put together some of our favorite pictures and videos from the event. For more, be sure to check out the event’s official YouTube channel, Flickr page, and the amazing community forums up at QConForums.com.

And they’re not the only ones talking about this year’s show. On top of coverage of the DOOM reveal, we recommend checking out these QuakeCon features…

To all those that attended — from our BYOC attendees to a volunteer staff that could run a country — thanks for making QuakeCon so memorable. As much important as the games are to the event, it’s the people that make the event so special.

See you next year in Dallas for the 20th QuakeCon!

After the break, catch our 2014 QuakeCon video highlights…

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QuakeCon 2014: Bloody Good Job!

Big thanks to those QuakeCon attendees that participated in our #TheGoodWithin Blood Drive in association with The American Red Cross. With your help, we easily surpassed our two-day goal. According to the American Red Cross, it’s estimated that the blood you gave will help save 372 lives.

So now that the drive is over, it’s safe to raise a pint to celebrate the pints you gave!

QuakeCon 2014 – Reacting to the DOOM Reveal (Updated)

The QCon Forums hit the exit gates of yesterday’s DOOM reveal to catch reactions the first folks to see the game… they’re pretty amazing! On behalf of everyone at id and Bethesda, thank you for coming and making the game’s reveal so memorable.

And for more on the reveal, read reactions from Game Informer, VG247, WPCentral, and a new episode of The Bonus Round featuring Geoff Keighley, Adam Sessler, Andrew Reiner, and our very own Pete Hines. Watch it below…