It’s that time of year again, folks! Registration for Quakecon 2012 opened a few weeks ago and the event is just about a month away. For those of you not familiar with this event, Quakecon is an absolutely huge 4-day annual BYOC event with lots of official and unofficial tournaments held right here in Dallas, TX. It’s also the largest LAN party in the United States and the largest free LAN party in the world! The event is organized by id Software, arguably the founders of the first person shooter genre, with a portfolio boasting the likes of Quake, Doom, and most recently RAGE. The tournaments are always a huge ordeal at Quakecon but it’s also a great place to see some of the so-called celebrities of the gaming world like Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel and John Carmack (quite possibly the smartest man alive).
Quakecon 2011 was a blast and I’m definitely looking forward to this year’s event. Although last year, I was invited by a team to compete in the Brink Open 2011 tournament, this year I have no intention of competing in any of the tournaments and will instead put my press hat on and do some blogging. You can read a blurb I made about Quakecon 2011 in my Steelseries 7H headset review.
Quakecon 2012 runs August 2nd through August 5th at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. The event is free to attend unless you want to purchase one of premium packages. If you’re interested in Quakecon 2012 you can visit www.quakecon.org for more information or to pre-register. I haven’t seen an official tournament list yet, but it should be released very soon. Also, like years past, you can expect to see a panel lineup from the likes of John Carmack and other gaming industry geniuses.
If you’ll be at Quakecon 2012 give me a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments section below!