QuakeCon 2004 Details Announced

Gamers can start making travel plans for their annual pilgrimage to the "Woodstock of gaming." The 9th annual QuakeCon video game festival and tournament will be held August 12-15 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. More than 5,000 video game enthusiasts from around the world are expected to show up for the free, 24 hour-a-day event.

The four-day event will feature contests, workshops, hardware and software demos/exhibits, giveaways, parties and, of course, tournament action.

First-come, first-served online registration will begin at 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 14 at www.quakecon.org.

The new venue will house the largest-ever BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) area accommodating 3,000 players, an increase of 1,000 seats from last year. Information regarding the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is available at www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylordtexan.com.

QuakeCon began in 1996 as a LAN party dedicated to fans of id Software’s games, and has grown to include the titles QUAKE, QUAKE II, QUAKE III Arena, QUAKE III: Team Arena and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The four-day event continues to be planned and operated by a dedicated group of 30 year-round volunteers and nearly 200 on-site volunteers.