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QuakeCon registration opens on Friday

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Event itself is free; tickets to LAN party and swag bags go on sale, too

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

QuakeCon 2018 will be held Aug. 9-12 in Dallas to celebrate all things Quake, id and Bethesda Softworks, and registration for the event opens on Friday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The event itself is still free and open to the public, per the usual. The registration window also includes ticket sales for the Bring-Your-Own-Computer LAN party (billed as North America’s largest) and a Swag Pack full of premium items.

Seats at the BYOC event will range from $75 to $400; the Swag Pack is $150 and includes an inflatable rocket launcher (note: does not actually fire rockets).

One highlight of this year’s expo has already been announced: A gameplay reveal for Doom Eternal, which was announced with a short teaser video at E3 2018 two weeks ago. That reveal will be on Aug. 10 and will be livestreamed for those not in attendance.

Commonly called video gaming’s Woodstock, QuakeCon has been around since 1996 and its ties to the Dallas area go back just as long; id Software, makers of the Quake franchise, is headquartered in the Dallas suburb of Richardson. This year’s QuakeCon will be at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Dallas, as it was last year. Roughly 10,000 people are expected to attend.

Bethesda announced a special rate for attendees at the hotel when it announced the con’s dates back in February. That and more information are available here.