Plenty of conventions in the year to choose from, and not much longer after Blizzard announced BlizzCon's dates this year, id Software and Bethesda have announced QuakeCon's. QuakeCon 2013 will be running between August 1 and August 4, 2013, and like always, public attendance is free.
Unless you live in Dallas and within driving distance, however, be ready to pay for the hotel. Reservations are now open, either online or by phone. Don't fret too much though, because the Hilton hotel is offering a special $159-per-night rate for event goers. Definitely a sweet deal.
So if you're looking to attend North America's biggest LAN party, best sign up while you can.
More details will be released as the con date draws near. I'm waiting to hear more about this year's special attendee packages, personally.