QuakeCon began in 1996 and has grown into an annual gaming event that draws thousands of people a year. Its Bring-Your-Own-Computer gathering is one of the largest LAN parties in North America according to Zenimax. Quake is arguably the first competitive gaming platform. Of course today we see Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Battle Royale modern gaming franchises promoting competitive game-play. Well I was there in 1996 reading in printed articles (nobody reads anymore much less printed press) Quake tournaments, exhibits, workshops, sneak peeks and upcoming Bethesda titles. Bethesda, you are and will always be in my heart, as arguably the true gaming developer from my childhood that has stayed true to its origins!
QuakeCon is FREE for general attendees and open to the public. Zenimax said it’s working on a better, smoother registration process this year. But, it said it needs more time. It will announce more details at a later date. Meanwhile, people interested in participating in the Quakecon 2018 BYOC must pre-purchase a package to guarantee a spot. Anyone interested in attending can find general information at http://www.quakecon.org and the direct link https://www.showclix.com/event/quakecon-2018
QuakeCon is getting bigger. Since 1996 the annual celebration of all things Bethesda takes place August 9-12 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Lastly, for the first time ever, the show floor will be open for the full weekend.
Video game publisher Zenimax, who organizes the event, is also expanding the schedule and bringing back the keynote address and panels, new ticketing and registration options, a larger BYOC area, and more. I enjoyed June 2018s E3 Press Conference with Bethesda's Lead Designer Todd Howard. The guy definitely has natural talent as a public speaker and game visionary.
The festival is also getting a new addition this year the return of swag. In the past, these events often produced swag: free shirts, sports bottles, and just awesome shit all for free! During package registration, fans have a chance to pre-order a $150 limited edition swag bag. Each one contains a premium roll-over backpack, a set of three exclusive pins, a stainless steel water bottle, an air freshener, an oversized mouse pad, a luggage tag, and a 36-inch inflatable rocket launcher from the online game “Quake Champions.”
See you at QuakeCon 2018! Y'ALLLL (texan speech)