QuakeCon organizers have at last officially announced the ninth annual QuakeCon video game festival and tournament, and it's scheduled for this August 12-15 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. This BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) event remains free of charge as always, but you'll need to register for the event if you plan to participate. First-come, first-serve online registration begins at 9:00 PM EST on Wednesday, April 14 at the official QuakeCon homepage.
"The new venue will house the largest-ever BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) area accommodating 3,000 players, an increase of 1,000 seats from last years packed house of 2,000. The four-day event will erupt with contests, workshops, hardware and software demos/exhibits, give-aways, loud parties and white-knuckle tournament action attracting top players from around the globe."
The Gaylord Texan is naturally offering accomodation for the out-of-towners, but as always visitors must plan ahead:
"To reserve a room, call the Gaylord Texan at 866-782-7897. To receive special negotiated room rates of $109 for single or double occupancy and $119 for triple or quad occupancy, QuakeCon attendees should inform the reservation desk that theyll be at the hotel for QUAKECON. Additional information regarding the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center is available at www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylordtexan.
Update: The reservations issue has been resolved. If you made a reservation on Monday night, you should call the hotel, and make sure they have the correct discounted rate for you. Parking is free for all attendees. Reservations are coming in way faster than we anticipated, we suggest you avoid delay if possible, in order to get a good room.
Note on Reservations: All individual reservations must be received by Monday, July 26, 2004. Room reservations received by this date will be confirmed at the QUAKECON rate. After this date, they will be confirmed on a space-available basis at the QUAKECON rate. All reservations must be accompanied by one night's deposit, plus tax, by check or major credit card, for each room reserved. Deposits are refundable only for cancellations occurring three (3) days prior to arrival. Additionally, to expedite your check-in and check-out process, credit card numbers, along with an address for each guest, are strongly recommended for all reservation types."