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QuakeCon 2008 announced

Wednesday, 23rd April 2008 07:34 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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id announced QuakeCon 2008 last night, which is now confirmed to be running from July 31 to August 3 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

As well as hosting the biggest LAN party in America, the event will see exhibits from more than 60 developers. In addition, you get to see John Carmack talk space-speak, and that won’t happen forever, so get it while you can.

We know someone that made the effort to get there last year and loved every second: QuakeCon really is supposed to be worth it, so do consider the trip, journo types.

Press release after the link.

MESQUITE, Texas – April 22, 2008 – As temperatures begin to rise it’s time to start planning the ultimate summer vacation to THE must-attend gaming event of the year – QuakeCon 2008. That’s right! The world’s greatest gaming festival and party will take place July 31 – August 3, 2008 in Dallas, TX at the Hilton Anatole Hotel. As always, this event is FREE to all attendees thanks to the incredible support of the QuakeCon volunteer staff, id Software, and the event sponsors and exhibitors.

QuakeCon will once again host North America’s largest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party, as well as an expanded exhibits area with nearly 60 companies demonstrating their latest products. Of course, it wouldn’t be QuakeCon without highly-competitive tournaments for serious cash and bragging rights, parties, contests, entertainment and announcements.

Registration for the BYOC area will kick off at 9 p.m. ET on April 30, 2008 at www.quakecon.org.

The Hilton Anatole is now taking room reservations for QuakeCon 2008 through their custom QuakeCon reservation page or through their toll-free reservations number, 1-800-HILTONS. To receive the specially negotiated room rate of $137.00 (single, double, triple or quad occupancy) and the special daily self-park rate of $5 (regularly $15 per day), you must request the group rate for “QuakeCon 2008” or book through the link above when making your reservation. The hotel requires a $50 non-refundable deposit on group reservations, which will be credited to your final room bill upon check-out. Rooms at this special rate are limited.

Companies interested in receiving information on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities should email sponsors@quakecon.org.

More exciting details about QuakeCon 2008 will follow. Visit www.quakecon.org to stay on top of the latest information. Plan your travel, reserve your hotel room and BYOC spot, practice those gaming skillz and prepare to be blown away by another awesome QuakeCon.

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