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Published on August 22nd, 2017 | by gareth


Full Quakecon Details

We will have staff coverage of the show and here are the full details.



We’re pleased to reveal the schedule of events for QuakeCon 2017, taking place Thursday , August 24th through Sunday, August 27th at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX. To celebrate the kick off of the event’s 22nd year, check out our newly released “Welcome Video” which highlights all of the incredible activities, sales and fun planned for this year’s gathering in Dallas, and the just announced launch dates for our three hotly anticipated VR titles.




  • Skyrim VR: November 17th for PSVR (PlayStation 4)
  • DOOM VFR: December 1st for PSVR (PlayStation 4), HTC VIVE (PC)
  • Fallout 4 VR: December 12th for HTC VIVE (PC)


In the Exhibit Hall, which will be open from Thursday to Saturday 10am – 6pm daily, attendees have the opportunity to be some of the first to get hands-on time with the highly anticipated The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, as well as jump into Quake Champions and Bethesda’s upcoming VR titles — Fallout 4 VR, Skyrim VR and DOOM VFR. Plus, watch the million dollar finale of the Quake World Championships live, in person. Attendees can stay up-to-date on all of the latest and greatest activities at the show by downloading the Official QuakeCon App which is available for Apple and Android devices, or check out the schedule via the Windows mobile device web browser.


Fans at home will enjoy great deals on all Bethesda games through the annual QuakeCon Sale, and can also watch the Quake World Championships play out live online by tuning into Twitch.TV/QuakeChampions and throughout the weekend.


This year, QuakeCon will kick off on Thursday, August 24th at 10am CT and remain open through 12pm CT on Sunday, August 27th. Thanks to the support of id Software and Bethesda Softworks, as well as the 2017 event sponsors and exhibitors, and the dedication of the QuakeCon volunteer staff, QuakeCon is free for general attendees. To pre-register, visit: For more general information on QuakeCon 2017, check out:


A full list of events and activities including details on hours, exhibitors, and sponsors can be found below.


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





  • Saturday, August 26 – Master Pancake – Austin’s favorite movie mocking maestros – 7pm



  • Thursday, August 24 – Ticket to Ride Table Top Tournament
  • Friday, August 25 – Settlers of Catan Table Top Tournament
  • Friday, August 25 – Friday Night Magic Tournament
  • Saturday, August 26 – Magic the Gathering Star City Invitational Quarterly Qualifier


Please note: The Table Top Village will be open for the duration of QuakeCon. The full schedule of events can be found here and will be available on the Official QuakeCon App (Apple, Android, Windows).



Play our newest games and win some great prizes. This year’s Bethesda booth will feature a QuakeCon Passport Program where playing our games (Wolfenstein II, The Evil Within 2, Quake Champions, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider) can lead to some fantastic prizes. You can win amazing prizes, including Raffle Tickets for the 10th Annual ‘Ultimate Power Up Sweepstakes”. For a second chance to win, simply stop by the booth and show that you have The Elder Scrolls: Legends downloaded on your phone or tablet. Good luck!



This year’s Exhibit Hall hours, non-profit partners, exhibitors and sponsors are listed below. In addition to the events above, the Exhibit Hall’s Ventrilo Event Stage will feature numerous presentations and activities from our 2017 exhibitors and sponsors – including a QR scavenger hunt for great prizes. And don’t miss out on the hilarious and fun mini-games brought to you by our Community Engagement team! The full Ventrilo Event Stage schedule will be available on the Official QuakeCon App (Apple, Android, Windows).


Exhibit Hall Hours:


QuakeCon 2017 Non-Profit Partners:

  • 1UpOnCancer
  • Dallas Pets Alive
  • Extra Life
  • nonPareil Institute
  • American Red Cross
  • GameChanger


QuakeCon 2017 Sponsors / Exhibitors:

  • 5-hour Energy
  • A10 Networks
  • Alienware
  • AMD
  • Attic Space Games
  • Boothya
  • Corsair Components, Inc
  • CPU Magazine
  • EK Water Blocks
  • Fantasy Flight
  • Filthy Casual
  • Fractal Design
  • Magic Box
  • Meeple Solutions
  • ModdersInc
  • More Fun Comics & Games
  • MSI Computer
  • New Blood Interactive
  • Razer
  • SolarFlare Games
  • Sumuri LLC
  • ThinkGeek
  • Twitch Interactive, Inc
  • Ventrilo
  • Versus Evil


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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