id Software’s annual gathering of Quake, Doom and Wolfenstein fans will happen August 13th to August 16th. And it will happen at a new location, the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.
QuakeCon festivities were previously announced to throw down at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, but it appears that id Software and company have had a change of plans. That means, if you’ve already booked a room, it’s time to book a new room, now at the lovely Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention centre. Trust me, if you haven’t been there, say for previous QuakeCons in 2004 and 2005, it’s a fantastic facility. You never need to leave the place and experience dangerous sunlight!
“The Gaylord Texan is a perfect venue for QuakeCon and we’re excited to have even more space and greater resources to deliver a bigger BYOC, better exhibitor area, and totally new events and entertainment for everyone that joins in the excitement,” said Todd Hollenshead, president of id Software. “We know the magnitude of this announcement, but we haven’t lost a step in planning for the biggest and best QuakeCon yet.”
The Bring-Your-Own-Computer LAN is still planned, with spots for 3,000 gamers to play Quake, Enemy Territory and/or Quake Live. Nothing appears to have changed, save for the venue. Refer to the official QuakeCon web site for additional details.
QuakeCon 2009 Venue Info [QuakeCon]