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Bethesda has announced that the first round of pre-registration for QuakeCon will begin today at 7 p.m. CST. This first round, BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick, is $175 and limited to 250 packages. The full details of what’s included, as well as information on upcoming packages, is available below. Some of the first set’s perks include a guaranteed seat of the attendee’s choice in the BYOC area, limited reserve access for all panels and events, and a limited edition signed and numbered print.
The first round of pre-registration for QuakeCon 2014 will begin on March 5. This year, the premium pre-registration stage will take place over four stages with four different packages. Details for all four rounds, including pricing ($50 to $175) and bonuses, are available below. The big event will once again take place in Dallas, TX, from July 17-July 20, and remains free for those that want to arrive day of and don’t mind waiting in line. However, per-registering is required for a guaranteed spot in the Bring Your Own Computer area this year.
Blizzard has sent a reminder that BlizzCon 2013 is right around the corner. Beginning this Friday, fans of all things Craft (and Diablo) will be able to celebrate their fandom during the annual two-day celebration. This year’s festivities, once again held at the Anaheim Convention Center, will feature numerous panels, including one with director Duncan Jones about the upcoming Warcraft movie, a concert by Blink-182, community cosplay, and both the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Final and World of Warcraft Arena Invitational.
Blizzard’s two-day festival of all things Craft (and Diablo) is set to once again take over the Anaheim Convention Center this November. For those looking to attend, Blizzard has announced that tickets for BlizzCon will be sold in two batches, on April 24 at 7 p.m. and 27 at 10 a.m. (Pacific). There will also be a limited number of tickets to a dinner prior to the show in support of the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, which will go on sale May 1 at 7 p.m.
Sega has released two new screens from Gearbox Software’s upcoming xenomorph-tastic shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines. The latest shots are from New York Comic-Con 2012, but we’ve tossed in a few from this year’s PAX as well because two is never enough when we’re talking about Aliens.
Bethesda and id have announced the full panel schedule for QuakeCon 2012. In addition to a keynote address from John Carmack and hands-on demos of Dishonored and Doom 3: BFG, attendees can look forward to sitting in on a number of panels, with topics including what goes into designing long-lasting multiplayer and a history of famed developer Looking Glass.
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.
QuakeCon 2012 attendees looking to pre-register will be able to log in tonight at 7:00 p.m. (CST). As always, QuakeCon is free, but for those who want some extras, there are a limited number of premium packages that offer additional items to take away from the event. Details can be found below, but they range between $30 to $50 and are limited, the lowest to 350 and highest to 1,500, with items ranging from a Dishonored tallboy T-shirt to “fast-pass” access to panels and other events.
Blizzard has announced that tickets for the sixth annual BlizzCon convention will go on sale in two batches, starting on Saturday, May 21. For those who don’t get in the first time around, the second batch will go on sale on Wednesday, May 25. Tickets are $175 and will be available at BlizzCon.com.