Tuesday August 13, 2002

Last chance for QuakeCon

The time to advance register for QuakeCon 2002 is near. This is just a reminder that if you'd like to see Doom III upclose and personal to check out Trent's sound work you should get over and sign up! This is straight from our friends at ID software - should be a great time! Thanks for the heads up!QuakeCon 2002 is almost upon us! They've actually already begun setting up in what we affectionately call "The QuakeCon Hotel" (aka Mesquite Hampton Inn).
This year's event promises to be the best one yet. With help from ATI, we've got $100,000 up for grabs in the Wolf and Quake III tournaments, VIA is throwing all manner of parties and is hosting a Q3 Trick Jump competition (really looking forward to that one myself), and there will be tons of new Activision games on display, including all of the new RTCW games and Enemy Territory.

We'll kick off the party on Thursday with a bar-b-que lunch, where it looks like much wildness will be on display with the body and car painting contests. John will be giving the official keynote on Friday afternoon. You definitely won't want to miss that. Tournament finals and celebration (complete with cheap booze and a live band - you have to be 21 for the cheap booze part) happens Saturday night

And, of course, there will be DOOM III. And not just a little bit of DOOM III, but the whole E3 theater with a brand-spanking-new-never-before-publicly-shown
presentation. You might think of it as being an extended play version of the "Best of Show" E3 presentation. Sorry, no cameras, so you'll have to come and see it in person.

We've closed the online registration, but we'll have first-come-first-serve registration at the QuakeCon Hotel. Admission is free, but we're expecting our biggest crowd ever, so we can't promise admission or slots in the BYOC area to those who didn't pre-register. There are more details available at QuakeCon.org. Along with everyone at id, I look forward to seeing everyone later this week. It's going to be fun.