QuakeCon: Interesting Event Lineup Announced


Bethesda Softworks today announced schedule for the upcoming QuakeCon 2011 conference taking place in traditional Hilton Anatole hotel in Dallas, TX.

Given that id Software (now owned by Bethesda) is celebrating 20 years of existence, the focus of the conference is to celebrate the culturological impact id’s games had over the years, as well as mark new titles such as RAGE, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and others.

The list of speakers includes id Software veterans John Carmack, Tim Willits, Todd Hollenhead and Kevin Cloud, as well as respected guests from partnering companies. The full list of events is located below:

Thursday, August 4th

  • 2:00PM – Welcome and Annual Keynote with John Carmack

Friday, August 5th

  • 1:00PM – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios
  • 2:30PM – 20 Years of id Software
  • John Carmack, id Software
  • Tim Willits, id Software
  • Todd Hollenshead, id Software
  • Kevin Cloud, id Software
  • 4:00PM –  Ultimate Origins: The Games That Influence Us
  • Raphael Colantonio, Arkane
  • Harvey Smith, Arkane
  • Matt Hooper, id Software
  • Marcus Smith, Insomniac  
  • 5:30PM – Prey 2 Presentation 
  • Chris Rhinehart, Human Head

Saturday, August 6th 

  • 1:00PM – Community Managers: Un-moderated!
  • Abbie Heppe, Respawn
  • Adam Pyle, id Software
  • Matt Grandstaff, Bethesda Softworks
  • Nick Breckon, Bethesda Softworks
  • Ryan Schneider, Insomniac
  • 2:30PM – First-person Perspectives
  • Mackey McClandish, Respawn
  • Drew Murray, Insomniac
  • Tim Willits, id Software
  • Julien Roby, Arkane
  • 3:30PM – PC Perspective Hardware Workshop

In addition to scheduled events, you can expect a lot of booths that cater to gamers from companies and organizations such as the U.S Air Force, BAWLS (makers of BAWLS Guarana energy drink), Cooler Master, CPU Magazine, Dell Computer, Diamond Multimedia, FSP GROUP, Glitch Gaming Apparel, Grow Up Japan, Gunnar Optiks, Hi-Rez Studios, IN WIN Development, Intel, Plantronics and Psyko Audio Labs.

If you’re in and around Dallas between August 4-6th, you might want to drop by Hilton Anatole Hotel. The entrance is free.