QuakeCon Exhibitors, Tournaments, And John Carmack Presentations Announced

by Mike Futter on Jul 22, 2013 at 11:41 AM

If you are tough enough to battle the sweltering August heat in Dallas, Texas, QuakeCon awaits you. This year's event will be held from August 1 through 4 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel.

In addition to his annual keynote (August 1, 4:30 pm Central), id Software co-founder and technical director John Carmack will be delivering a presentation titled "The Physics of Light and Rendering." This talk, which will be very heavy on the science, is scheduled for August 2 at 5 pm Central.

Quake Live tournaments will be taking place in both head-to-head and three-person team varieties. Free-for-all Doom II matches will also be taking place. The Quake Live Duel Invitational is intended for professional gamers and those with an extensive history with the title. To register for the Quake Live Duel Invitational, click here.

Finally, the full list of exhibitors for the event has been announced. Plastic Piranha's Rekoil will be on hand (505 Games) and Interceptor's Rise of the Triad will be celebrating its release. Our previous coverage shares more information on other titles to be featured.

  • 505 Games
  • ADATA Technology
  • AT&T
  • BAWLS Guarana
  • Cooler Master
  • CPU Magazine
  • DELL/Alienware
  • Enermax & LEPA
  • FRAGapparel
  • Gigabyte
  • Glitch Gaming Apparel
  • GX-Gaming
  • Hi-Rez
  • In Win
  • Intel
  • Interceptor Entertainment
  • McPVP
  • Micro Center
  • Modders-Inc.
  • PC Perspective
  • Plantronics Gaming
  • Symbiote Studios
  • UPPER Cut Circuit
  • Ventrilo
  • XoticPC

To register, visit Admission is free, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own PCs.


Our Take
My friends that enjoy gaming on PC tell me that there is no LAN party like a QuakeCon LAN party. Even if you're like me and stick to consoles, there are a lot of reasons to go to QuakeCon. Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Evil Within, and The Elder Scrolls Online are going to be appearing on PC and next generation consoles.