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QuakeCon dates announced

Aug. 24-27, still in the Dallas area

Images from QuakeCon in 2017 show fans crowded in a convention center. Zenimax Media

QuakeCon 2017 is will be Aug. 24-27 in Grapevine, Texas at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. Zenimax Media announced the dates for the 22nd edition of fan gathering yesterday.

The event will be free and is open to the public, as usual. More than 10,000 gamers attended QuakeCon 2016 and took part in the LAN party that has made it famous. Other events include panels, gaming tournaments, workshops and exhibits showcasing new hardware and gaming accessories.

Frequently referred to as video gaming's Woodstock, QuakeCon has had ties to the Dallas area since it was first held in 1996. It is well known for the large "BYOC" room where attendees bring their PC rigs and show them off. It has been held at the Gaylord Texan Resort three times before, 2004, 2005 and 2009.

QuakeCon attendees are being offered a special room rate if they stay at the Gaylord. Details are available at the official announcement.