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Published on July 21st, 2016 | by gareth

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Quakecon 2016 Schedule Announced

This looks awesome as always.

 

Hi!

 

We’re pleased to reveal the schedule of events taking place at QuakeCon 2016!

 

QuakeCon 2016 opens on Thursday, August 4th at 10am CT and will remain open through 12pm CT on August 7th. The Annual QuakeCon Welcome will kick-off at 3pm CT and will feature a special look at Quake Champions in addition to attendee-exclusive gameplay presentations of Prey and Dishonored 2.

 

For those that can’t make it in time for Thursday’s Annual QuakeCon Welcome, Arkane Studios’ Harvey Smith and Raphael Colantonio will take the stage once again on Saturday, August 5th at 2pm CT for encore presentations of Prey and Dishonored 2 – exclusively for attendees.

 

In addition to never-before-seen gameplay presentations, attendees will have the chance to experience DOOM multiplayer, Fallout Shelter on PC, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and the latest in Bethesda VR in the Exhibit Hall. Please see the Featured Exhibit Hall Events and Activities section for full details on hours, exhibitors, and sponsors.

 

On Friday and Saturday, we’ll offer attendees the opportunity to see our developers and industry personalities discuss the importance of creating entertainment and give them behind-the-scenes looks at what went into developing the critically-acclaimed DOOM, and more! Full descriptions are included in the schedule below.

 

If you’re planning to attend, be sure to download the Official QuakeCon App on your Apple, Android, or Windows mobile device to ensure you don’t miss a thing! The app will contain a full listing of daily events and will be continually updated throughout the show.  We’ll be adding more event details in the coming weeks so stay tuned for updates!

 

Fans at home can check out Twitch.tv/Bethesda for live streaming of select panels and presentations, as well as Twitch.tv/QuakeCon to watch all of the official QuakeCon tournament action in real time!

 

As always, QuakeCon is free for general attendees thanks to the support of id Software and Bethesda Softworks, as well as the 2016 event sponsors and exhibitors, and the dedication of the QuakeCon volunteer staff. To pre-register as a general attendee for QuakeCon, visit: http://registration.quakecon.org. For more information on QuakeCon 2016, you can check out: www.quakecon.org.

 

(Please note: All times listed are Central Time.)

 

FEATURED EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

 

Thursday, Aug 4th
Annual QuakeCon Welcome

3:00pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage

 

 

Friday, Aug 5th

 

Panel: Uncapped: DOOM and the Power of idTech 6

Moderated by Marty Stratton, Game Director

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Sapphire Room

·         Sit down with members of id Software’s technology team  (Robert Duffy, Chief Technology Officer; Billy Khan, Lead Programmer; Tiago Sousa, Lead Rendering Programmer; Shale Williams, Technical Specialist) to get an inside look on how they drive technology decisions and push the limits on graphics, framerates, and performance.

 

Panel: Creating Worlds: A Discussion About Bringing Life to Games, Movies, and Books

Moderated by Andrea Rene and Geoff Keighley

3:30pm – 4:30pm  | Streaming Live from Topaz Room

·         Join Hugo Martin (id), Harvey Smith (Arkane), Ricardo Bare (Arkane), Andrew Reiner (Game Informer), Scott Porter (Actor), and Rick Malambri (Actor/Streamer) as they discuss the creative process and differences behind entertainment.

 

Fast as Hell: Live Speedrun

Moderated by Bethesda’s Global Community Lead, Matt Grandstaff and id’s Peter Sokal (Gameplay Systems Designer) and Kurt Loudy (AI Gameplay Designer)

4:30pm | Streaming Live from Sapphire Room

·         Watch as record-holder DraQu puts his world class speed-running abilities on display while playing DOOM running on Vulkan.

 

Master Pancake Theater

9:00pm – 12:00am | Ventrilo Main Stage

 

Saturday, August 6th

 

PC Perspective Hardware Workshop

10:00am – 12:00pm  | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage

·         Get ready for two hours of prizes, games, and raffles during the annual PC Perspective Hardware Workshop

 

Panel: Creating Hell: The Art and Design of DOOM

Moderated by Adam Sessler

12:00pm – 1:00pm | Sapphire Room

·         Join key members of id Software’s development team (Marty Stratton, Game Director; Hugo Martin, Creative Director; Shinichiro Hara, Animation Director; Jerry Keehan, Level Design Director; Chris Hite, Audio Director) to get a unique look at creating and designing DOOM’s epic single-player.

 

QuakeCon Attendee Exclusive Presentation of Prey and Dishonored 2

2:00pm | Ventrilo Main Stage

 

Panel: Bringers of DOOM

Moderated by David Houghton (GamesRadar+)

3:00pm – 4:00pm | Streaming Live from Topaz Room

·         Join DOOM’s senior leadership team (Marty Stratton, Game Director; Hugo Martin, Creative Director; Robert Duffy, Chief Technology Officer) as they share stories about their journey to bring DOOM to a modern audience.  Learn about their reactions to the post-launch acclaim as well as get an exclusive look at never-before-seen production assets and art.

 

Official QuakeCon Tournament Finals Party!

6:00pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage

 

QUAKECON TRIALS

Participants in this year’s QuakeCon trials will need to complete five unique goals tied to DOOM, Dishonored, The Elder Scrolls Legends, Fallout Shelter, and Quake Champions for a chance to win raffle tickets for Ventrilo ‘Ultimate Power Up’ sweepstakes. All participants will also have an opportunity to win $5,000 during the QuakeCon Finals Party. The QuakeCon Trials will be held Thursday, August 4th – Saturday, August 6th from 10:00am – 5:30pm in the Exhibit Hall. Visit booth #212 to register.

 

FEATURED TABLE TOP VILLAGE ACTIVITIES

Table Top Village will be open for the duration of QuakeCon (Thursday, August 4th at 10am – Sunday, August 7th at 12pm) and the full schedule of events will be available on the Official QuakeCon App.

 

FEATURED EXHIBIT HALL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

This year’s Exhibit Hall hours, exhibitors and sponsors are listed below. In addition to the schedule of events above, the Exhibit Hall’s Alienware Event Stage will feature numerous presentations and activities from our 2016 exhibitors and sponsors. The full Alienware Event Stage schedule will be available on the Official QuakeCon App.

 

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Thursday, August 4th: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Friday, August 5th: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday, August 6th: 10:00am – 6:00pm

 

QuakeCon 2016 Sponsors

·         Alienware (Premier Sponsor)

·         AMD  (Premier Sponsor)

·         BenQ America Corp. (Premier Sponsor)

·         Corsair

·         CybertronPC

·         DXRacer (Premier Sponsor)

·         iBuyPower

·         Fatal1ty

·         HTC VIVE

·         Intel (Official Tournament Sponsor)

·         Magic Box

·         NVIDIA  (Premier Sponsor)

·         Razer

·         Ventrilo  (Premier Sponsor)

 

 

QuakeCon 2016 Exhibitors:

·         1UpOnCancer
·         Alienware

·         Altex Computers and Electronics
·         Attic Space Games
·         BAWLS Guarana
·         BenQ America Corp.

·         Bethesda Softworks

·         Catalyst Mints
·         Cheshire Cat Studios
·         Corsair Components Inc
·         CPU Magazine
·         Dallas Pets Alive
·         Devolver Digital
·         DXRacer

·         Extra Life
·         FSP Group USA
·         Glitch Gaming Apparel
·         iFixit
·         Inspired by Nerd
·         Modders, Inc.
·         New Blood Interactive
·         NVIDIA
·         Roll2Play
·         SolarFlare Games
·         Steam Knight
·         ThermalTake USA

·         Think Geek
 


About the Author

Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.



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