QuakeCon 2018 Announced, Will Be Held This August in Dallas

The 23rd annual QuakeCon hosted by ZeniMax Media is set to be held for four days in early August in Dallas, according to ZeniMax parent company Bethesda.

on February 13, 2018 12:03 PM

Today, Maryland-based developer and publisher Bethesda has announced new details regarding their notable convention QuakeCon; this includes the official date for the event.

According to the press release, QuakeCon 2018 is set to begin on Thursday, August 9 and will conclude on Sunday, August 12. The four-day event will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center located in Dallas, Texas.

Named after id Software’s famous arena shooter series Quake, QuakeCon is an annual convention held by Bethesda and id Software’s parent company, ZeniMax Media. Similar to conventions like PlayStation Experience, QuakeCon serves as an opportunity for ZeniMax media companies to promote their IPs. Also, QuakeCon also hosts a bring your own computer (BYOC) gaming tournament.

Bethesda has also confirmed that this year’s QuakeCon will be free of charge while those looking to stay at the hotel where the convention will be held can make room reservations and will receive a special room rate of $184 per night when they reference “QuakeCon 2018.”

Although Bethesda has not announced a lineup of games that will be showcased at this year’s event, those who attend will have the opportunity to get first-word for several of its upcoming titles and announcements. While also exploring a slew of panels, presentations, tournaments, workshops and exhibits from leading tech companies, which will be flaunting their latest gaming accessories and hardware at the show.

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Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.