Nick and I just touched down in Dallas and are prepping for the start of QuakeCon tomorrow. If you weren’t able to make it to Texas, fear not, Quake Live TV will be providing live coverage of the QUAKE LIVE tournaments being held.
Wanted to let everyone know that we’ve added a special presentation for Hunted: The Demon’s Forge at this year’s QuakeCon. On Friday, August 13th, inXile’s Maxx Kaufman and Matt Findley will be on hand to show off the game to QuakeCon attendees in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Anatole. The presentation will start at 7:30 pm local time.
If you missed news on the other panels and presentation, check out our previous blog post. Between now and next Thursday, we’ll keep you updated on additional scheduling notes.
Offering an autographed RAGE lithograph, a limited edition T-Shirt, and priority access to events, our first come/first serve premium registration, QuakeCon done Quick, has sold out.
For those that successfully registered online, don’t forget to print out and bring your QuakeCon done Quick receipt. This is necessary for getting set up at the event (and getting your t-shirt and lithograph).
For those who missed a chance at QuakeCon done Quick registration and are still interested in picking up the RAGE lithograph and limited edition QuakeCon T-shirts, we’re excited to announce that both of these great items will be available at a retail booth in the exhibit hall — costing $15 and $20, respectively.
Additionally, while the express registration for the BYOC is full, we would like to remind our attendees that we guarantee a Bring-Your-Own-Computer spot to all registered guests of the Hilton Anatole Hotel, and we’re excited to have sufficient room in our enormous BYOC for everyone!
We’re another day closer to QuakeCon, and there’s more news to share! While QuakeCon remains free to the public, we’ve announced ‘QuakeCon done Quick’ — our new premium package (costing $20) that includes express registration, priority seating for special sessions, a limited-edition QuakeCon T-shirt and a signed RAGE lithograph. Read the details in the release below:
August 2, 2010 (Rockville, MD) – id Software and Bethesda Softworks today announced that a limited number of QuakeCon® premium registration packages are now available online at the ‘QuakeCon done Quick’ Reservation Page. Five hundred (500) ‘QuakeCon done Quick’ packages will be available to residents of the United States 18 years of age or older on a first come, first serve basis for a cost of $20.00. This premium package includes express Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) or general admission registration, a guaranteed spot in the BYOC, priority seating for panels and events, a QuakeCon 2010 t-shirt, as well as a RAGE lithograph signed by key members of the game’s development team. All items included in the package must be picked up on-site at the registration area during show hours in the Hilton Anatole Hotel.
QuakeCon 2010, the ultimate video game festival, will take place August 12 -15, 2010, in Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. QuakeCon will once again host North America’s largest BYOC LAN party, with thousands of gamers hooking their systems up to play on a world-class network. Professional gamers will travel to Dallas, TX to compete in pro and open tournaments for their share of $50,000 in prize money. General admission to QuakeCon is free and open to the public.
QuakeCon also offers non-stop fun and entertainment for those that don’t bring their own computers. Bethesda Softworks will be offering the first chance anywhere for gamers to get their hands on upcoming games, including Fallout: New Vegas, Brink, and Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, as well as the first chance to see a live demo of id Software’s upcoming game RAGE. 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, and every day of QuakeCon is packed with contests, entertainment, announcements, panel discussions, and parties.
The Hilton Anatole is now taking room reservations for QuakeCon 2010 through their custom QuakeCon Reservation Page – or through their toll-free reservations number, 1-800-HILTONS.
For more details on QuakeCon (which starts next week!), head to QuakeCon.org.
Before we head out for the weekend, we wanted to share some exciting news about the panels we have planned for QuakeCon 2010. In addition to folks you know and love from Bethesda Game Studios and id Software (including the likes of Todd Howard and John Carmack), some of our favorite people in the industry will be attending. Below is the schedule of events…
‘The World of Design’ Panel
12.30pm in the Cortez Room
Joel Burgess, Bethesda Game Studios
Matt Hooper, id Software
Neil Alphonso, Splash Damage
Todd Alderman, Respawn Entertainment
QuakeCon Kick Off — 2:30pm in the Grand Ballroom
Todd Hollenshead will welcome attendees to QuakeCon 2010
Keynote — 2:30pm in the Grand Ballroom
John Carmack’s Annual Keynote address to QuakeCon attendees
“Rocket Talk” — 5:30pm in the Grand Ballroom
John Carmack and Richard Garriott share their passion for Rockets and space travel in this special QuakeCon presentation
Check out the rest of the schedule after the break…
Over the years, we’ve sporadically put out a company newsletter recapping some of the latest news on our games — stuff that you could read here on the blog… just days/weeks later. Moving forward, we’re taking a new approach to the newsletter — providing new and exciting information on our games, events, etc. We call it In The ‘Works (get it??).
Beginning tonight, the new community newsletter is planned to release on the last Thursday of every month. And each month, you can expect something new. To kick things off, we’re focusing on QuakeCon 2010, which is only two weeks away. Subscribers can expect to learn some exciting news about the event.* And whether you’re a current subscriber or a new subscriber, you’ll be entered for a chance to win one of five RAGE t-shirts.
We hope you enjoy this new format!
*If you’re expecting a game announcement, sorry. That’s not In The ‘Works.
UPDATE: To view the archived version of this month’s newsletter, head here.