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QuakeCon 2009 announced

Posted by: John at 12/20/2008 8:16 AM
The next QuakeCon will be happening August 13-16th in Dallas, Texas at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. All you have to do is register and attendance is free unlike other cons. Besides getting news on all things iD, you and up to 3,000 others can bring your own computer to play.  Registration will begin on March 6th at 9:30pm EST but you can register for a room now through the QuakeCon Reservation Page or by calling 1-800-HILTONS. Rooms will cost $145 for up to quad occupancy. I've never been to a QuakeCon myself but heard they are pretty fun and you can play in a nice massive LAN while you're out there.


id Software Announces
Dates for QuakeCon 2009


The Hilton Anatole Hotel to
Open its Doors Again to Gamers Worldwide

MESQUITE, Texas - December 18, 2008 - As temperatures begin to fall and the holidays are fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about your summer vacation to the THE must-attend gaming event of the year - QuakeCon 2009! id Software and the QuakeCon organization has just announced that QuakeCon 2009, the world's ultimate video game festival and party, will take place August 13 - 16, 2009, in Dallas, TX at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. As always, the event is FREE to all attendees thanks to the support of id Software, the QuakeCon volunteer staff, and the 2009 event sponsors and exhibitors.

QuakeCon will once again host North America's largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party - with spots for nearly 3,000 gamers to hook their systems up and play on our world-class network. Of course, it wouldn't be QuakeCon without the drama and intensity of the big-money pro tournaments, featuring id Software's new free-to-play, web-based multiplayer game QUAKE LIVE. QuakeCon also offers non-stop fun and entertainment for those that don't bring their own computer. The world's leading gaming and technology companies will be on hand to demonstrate their latest hardware and software in the 35,000 square foot exhibit hall, and every day of QuakeCon is packed with contests, entertainment, announcements, panel discussions, and parties.

Online registration for QuakeCon will begin at 9:30pm EST / 6:30pm PST on March 6, 2009. Participation in the BYOC, tournaments, exhibits, conferences, and all other events is free of charge.

The Hilton Anatole is now taking room reservations for QuakeCon 2009 through their custom QuakeCon Reservation Page or through their toll-free reservations number, 1-800-HILTONS. To receive the specially negotiated room rate of $145 (single, double, triple or quad occupancy) and the special daily self-park rate of $7 (regularly $15 per day), you must request the group rate for "QuakeCon 2009" or book through the link above when making your reservation. You must be a guest of the hotel to receive the discounted parking rate during the event. The hotel requires a first night's deposit on reservations (refundable up to 48-hours in advance of the first day of the event). Rooms at this special rate are limited.

Companies interested in receiving information on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities should email sponsors@quakecon.org.