QuakeCon 2012, id and Bethesda’s upcoming celebration of all things fragging (and recently, role-playing), will begin with a keynote address from John Carmack. A handful of the planned panels were also announced, including The Game of Making Games and Designing Multiplayer Games That Last, with such panelists as Marty Stratton from id Software, Ted Price, President and CEO of Insomniac Games, as well as Chet Faliszek and Tom Leonard from Valve Software.
Other activities include the chance to play a host of id’s and Bethesda’s older titles, as well as some of their upcoming releases, including Arkane Studios’ Dishonored and the current-generation BFG Edition of Doom 3.
Additional details, including some of the sponsors who will be exhibiting their wares, registration info, and convention dates, are available below.
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:
• Intel Americas Inc.
• CSN (Cyber Sports Net)
• BAWLS Guarana
• Cooler Master
• CPU Magazine
• FSP Group USA Corp
• IN WIN Development
• Interceptor Entertainment
• Modders Inc.
• Symbiote Studios
• Minecraft PVP
• Minecraft EDU
• Western Digital
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