QuakeCon, a yearly bring-your-own-computer multiplayer event organized by developer ID Software, is expected to draw another record-breaking crowd this year after attracting more than 7000 players last year. The event, which has been held yearly in Texas since 1996, was originally built solely around products developed by ID Software. In recent years, the event has expanded and now also includes events for visitors who do not bring their own computer to participate in multiplayer tournaments, such as contests and panel discussions with developers. This year, upcoming games from Bethesda Softworks, which is owned by the same parent company as ID Software, will also be playable at the event.
ID Software announced that it has improved it’s registration process for visitors who bring their own computers. Unlike previous years, all visitors will now register on-site. It is hoped that this will severely shorten the time it takes for visitors to register their equipment, and thus make the experience more enjoyable for all attendees.
The event will be held from at the Hilton Anatole Hotel from 9 AM on Thursday the 12th of August, and last until noon on Sunday the 15th. ID Software has arranged for special rates at the hotel for attendees of the event. More information regarding the event can be found here.