In other convention related news today, id Software and Bethesda have announced that the free-to-attend QuakeCon
will have strictly on-site registration at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. They promise the process is “new and improved,” with attendees who plan on bringing their own computer in mind. The wait time to get equipment registered is said to be speedier as the on-site process is streamlined.
The doors to the convention will open at 9am on Thursday, August 12th until its close on the following Sunday (15th). Read on for a bit of background on QuakeCon.
July 1, 2010 (Rockville, MD) - id Software and Bethesda Softworks today announced that all attendee registration for QuakeCon 2010 will be handled on-site at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, located in Dallas, Texas, through a new and improved registration process. Designed to reduce the time BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) attendees spend waiting to register equipment, and generally better serve all those in attendance, this new and entirely on-site process will streamline every guest’s registration experience while still accommodating anyone that wants to take part in the BYOC.
Doors to QuakeCon will open on Thursday, August 12th at 9:00am and will remain open until noon on Sunday, August 15th. The event is free to all attendees thanks to the support of id Software and Bethesda Softworks, as well as the QuakeCon volunteer staff and the 2010 event sponsors and exhibitors.
QuakeCon 2009 was a record-breaking gathering for gamers with over 7,000 guests. With attendance expected to increase sharply this year, 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. Of course, it wouldn't be QuakeCon without the drama and intensity of the big-money pro tournaments, featuring id Software's free-to-play, web-based multiplayer game QUAKE LIVE. New to this year’s event is a 250-seat tournament arena that will allow spectators to get up close and personal with the competitors. Attendees can watch top matches live throughout every day of the competitions on large screens with simultaneous play-by-play commentary from this year’s shoutcasters.
QuakeCon also offers non-stop fun and entertainment for those who don't bring their own computers. 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. Attendees will also have their first chance to get their hands on upcoming Bethesda Softworks titles like Brink, Fallout: New Vegas, and Hunted: The Demon’s Forge.
The Hilton Anatole is now taking room reservations for QuakeCon 2010 through their custom QuakeCon Reservation Page - http://bit.ly/cr3NkS - or through their toll-free reservations number, 1-800-HILTONS. To receive the specially negotiated room rate of $154.00 (single, double, triple or quad occupancy) and the special daily self-park rate of $8 (regularly $17 per day), you must request the group rate for "QuakeCon 2010" 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.
For more information please visit: www.quakecon.org.