Unlike the Macworld Expo, QuakeCon is alive and well. As a matter of fact, an announcement from id Software revealing the date and location of the 2009 event has popped into our inbox. QuakeCon 2009 will run from August 13-16 at the Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, Texas.
id still emphasizes the LAN party side of the event, and it sounds like folks who bring their computers will be able to play Quake Live (the free, web-based spin-off of Quake III: Arena).
QuakeCon will once again host North America's largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party - with spots for nearly 3,000 gamers to hook their systems up and play on our 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 new free-to-play, web-based multiplayer game QUAKE LIVE. . . . The world's leading gaming and technology companies will be on hand to demonstrate their latest hardware and software in the 35,000 square foot exhibit hall, and every day of QuakeCon is packed with contests, entertainment, announcements, panel discussions, and parties.
Prospective attendees will be able to register on the QuakeCon website starting at 9:30 PM EST on March 6, but you can already book rooms at the Hilton Anatole. With the QuakeCon 2009 group discount, rooms are available for $145 per night, and parking costs $7 per day. Attendance at the actual event is free, though.