ON-SITE REGISTRATION PLANNED FOR QUAKECON® 2010

  • July 1, 2010

The Hilton Anatole Hotel Now Accepting Reservations

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 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.

Companies interested in receiving information on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities should email [email protected]

About QuakeCon:

Often described as the “Woodstock of Gaming,” QuakeCon® is a four-day, non-stop celebration of games and the people who play them. Free to all and open to the public, QuakeCon 2010 will feature North America’s largest Bring-Your-Own-Computer (BYOC) LAN party for nearly 3,000 people, drawings and contests with big cash prizes, exhibits with the latest games and hardware, and non-stop entertainment, parties and events. First created in 1996 by a group of friends on IRC and now going into its fifteenth year, QuakeCon remains true to its original mission as an event created by gamers, for gamers. Sponsored by id Software, Bethesda Softworks and other industry-leading software and hardware manufacturers, QuakeCon continues to be run by a dedicated group of volunteers, including an executive team with more than 75 years of combined experience producing the event. Over 7,000 people attended QuakeCon 2009.

About id Software:

id Software, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, has provided technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1991. id Software’s iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers.* More information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com. id, Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE, RAGE, Enemy Territory, and QuakeCon and related logos are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by ZeniMax Media Inc.

About Bethesda Softworks:

Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a premier developer and worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles from two of the world’s top development studios – Bethesda Game Studios and id Software – are featured under the Bethesda Softworks label and include such blockbuster franchises as DOOM, QUAKE, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein and RAGE. For more information on Bethesda Softworks’ products, visit www.bethsoft.com. Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, ZeniMax, Brink, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge, The Elder Scrolls, Oblivion and related logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of ZeniMax Media Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Fallout and Fallout: New Vegas are trademarks or registered trademarks of Bethesda Softworks LLC. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All Rights Reserved.

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