If you’re like us, you’re already lacing up your shoes, packing your bags, checking your itinerary, and making sure everything is ready for the 20th anniversary celebration of Bethesda Zenimaxs’ Annual QuakeCon on Thursday July 23rd at 1pm CST. What does this show entail? The welcoming, highlights, and ideas of what will be going on at QuakeCon 2015. It’ll be taking place at the Ventrilo Main Stage in the Exhibit Hall. During the weekend events will be taking place at both the main stage, but also the Table Top Village.
For attendees QuakeCon will begin Thursday, July 23rd at 10am CST and will remain open through 12pm CST on July 26th. As in previous years, QuakeCon is free for general attendees thanks to the support of both id Software and Bethesda Softworks, as well as all the sponsors, exhibitors, and the dedication from the QuakeCon volunteer staff that help make QuakeCon a possibility.
If you are going, we highly suggest that you download the Official QuakeCon App on your Apple, Android or Windows mobile device to ensure you don’t miss any of the events or even exhibitors there. As we get closer to QuakeCon we also learn that the app contains a full listing of daily events and will be continually updated throughout the show, which will get updated with new information daily thanks to the dedicated teams helping run the event.
Are you unable to make the drive or the flight?You can check in at home by going to the Twitch.tv/Bethesda channel for live streaming of select panels and presentations, as well as Twitch.tv/QuakeCon to watch all of the official QuakeCon tournament(s) in action.
You’ll find the list of QuakeCon happenings below. (Please note: All times listed are Central Time.)
FEATURED BETHESDA STAGE SHOWS & ACTIVITIES:
Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to join Bethesda Game Studios’ Game Director, Todd Howard, for an exclusive QuakeCon presentation of Fallout 4 – taking place on the Ventrilo Main Stage on Friday, July 24th at 1pm.
On Saturday, July 25th at 3pm, join members of id Software’s development team as they take the Ventrilo Main Stage for a special panel discussion on their upcoming first-person shooter, DOOM.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited | Imperial City and Beyond
Developers from ZeniMax Online Studios will be on hand to share what’s next for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Come see what to expect next for the game with on the Ventrilo Main Stage on Friday, July 24th at 4:30pm.
FEATURED TABLE TOP VILLAGE ACTIVITIES
This year’s Table Top Village will open on Thursday, July 23rd at 10:00am and remain open through Sunday, July 26th at noon. The Table Top Village will host tournaments from game publishers like Level 99 Games (including BattleCon and Pixel Tactics), retailers such as Japanime Games (featuring multiple Krosmaster tournaments), CCGs like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride and Magic: The Gathering – as well as community-run events and tons more!
DAILY SCHEDULE OF QUAKECON EVENTS
Thursday, July 23rd:
- Annual QuakeCon Welcome with Bethesda’s Pete Hines and id Software’s Tim Willits
1:00pm – 1:30pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage
- Krosmaster Tournament
1:00pm – 4:00pm | Table Top Village
- BattleCon Open-Play
4:30pm – 8:30pm | Table Top Village
- Krosmaster Tournament (Round Two)
9:00pm – 12:00am | Table Top Village
Friday, July 24th:
- Krosmaster Beginner Tournament
11:00am – 2:00pm | Table Top Village
- QuakeCon Attendee Exclusive Presentation of Fallout 4
1:00pm | QuakeCon Attendee Exclusive on the Ventrilo Main Stage
- Pixel Tactics
2:00pm – 6:00pm | Table Top Village
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited Panel | Imperial City and Beyond
4:30pm – 6:00pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage
- Friday Night Magic Tournament
7:00pm – 12:00am | Table Top Village
- Master Pancake Presents: Jurassic Park
9:00pm – 12:00am | Ventrilo Main Stage
Saturday, July 25th:
- King of New York
12:00pm – 1:00pm | Table Top Village
- Magic: The Gathering Draft
1:00pm – 2:00pm | Table Top Village
- Settlers of Catan
2:00pm – 5:00pm | Table Top Village
- DOOM Panel
3:00pm – 4:00pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage
- Ticket to Ride Tournament
3:00pm – 6:00pm | Table Top Village
- Krosmaster Regional Tournament
4:00pm – 12:00am | Table Top Village
- Magic: The Gathering Draft (Round Two)
5:00pm – 6:00pm | Table Top Village
- Tournament Finals Party!
8:30pm – 11:30pm | Ventrilo Main Stage
FEATURED EXHIBIT HALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
This year’s Exhibit Hall hours, exhibitors and sponsors are listed below. In addition to the schedule of events above, the Exhibit Hall’s Alienware Event Stage will feature numerous presentations and activities from our 2015 exhibitors and sponsors. The full Alienware Event Stage schedule is currently available on the Official QuakeCon App and will continue to receive updates as we get closer to the event.
Exhibit Hall Hours:
Thursday, July 23rd: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday, July 24th: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday, July 25th: 10:00am – 6:00pm
QuakeCon 2015 Sponsors and Exhibitors:
- 3D Realms, Exhibitor
- AeroCool, Exhibitor
- Altex Computers and Electronics, Exhibitor
- AT&T, Premier Sponsor
- BAWLS Guarana, Exhibitor
- Bethesda Softworks, Premier Sponsor and Exhibitor
- Common Ground Games, Table Top Exhibitor
- Corsair, Sponsor and Exhibitor
- CPU Magazine, Exhibitor
- Dallas Pets Alive, Exhibitor
- DELL/Alienware, Premier Sponsor and Exhibitor
- DFW Nerd Night, Table Top Exhibitor
- DXRacer, Premier Sponsor and Exhibitor
- Extra-Life, Exhibitor
- FSP Group USA, Exhibitor
- Glitch Gaming, Exhibitor
- id Software, Premier Sponsor and Exhibitor
- ILYAFILMS, Sponsor and Exhibitor
- In Win, Exhibitor
- Intel, Sponsor
- Japanime Games, Table Top Exhibitor
- Level 99 Games, Table Top Exhibitor
- Magic Box, Sponsor
- Modders Inc., Sponsor and Exhibitor
- MSI Computer Corp., Sponsor and Exhibitor
- New School of Architecture & Design, Exhibitor
- NVIDIA, Exhibitor
- ThinkGeek, Exhibitor
- TigerDirect, Exhibitor
- Ventrilo, Premier Sponsor
- Solar Flare Games, Tabletop Exhibitor
QuakeCon is an event I’ve grown to love over the years, but having attended it last year made it all the more fun. QuakeCon is an event that has become one of the most beloved gaming events where fans can get an exclusive look at what Bethesda Studios and their teams have been hard at work doing, and this year seems to be no exception to that rule. If you are attending, give us a hollar, and we’d be glad to meet up with you and help celebrate the 20th anniversary of QuakeCon.
About the Writer:
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