QuakeCon starts tomorrow in Dallas, Texas. Now, although you might reason that this is a con for people to sit around play Quake, and only the original Quake (it’s not called Quake 2 con after all), it’s not.
ZeniMax now owns Quake creator Id software and QuakeCon, so expecting to see Elder Scrolls stuff there is like expecting to see Big Macs at McDonald’s.
The QuakeCon The Elder Scrolls Online events will include a panel on the future of the game, and there may be some juicy announcements. You can watch the panel and some of the other events live on Twitch.tv/bethesda.
Here is a listing of the planned events from the Bethesda Blog:
THE FUTURE OF ESO Panel
The ESO devs will talk about where the game is headed and answer your questions on the main stage. Each developer (listed below) will speak about a specific aspect of ESO and what’s in store, followed by a live Q&A. Also, the first 3,000 attendees will receive a free copy of The Elder Scrolls Online! Submit your questions to us on the official ESO forums and Twitter ahead of time, and you may see us answer it live at QuakeCon! (Please use the #ESO and #QuakeCon hashtags on Twitter.)
When? Friday, July 18th from 5:00PM to 7:00PM CDT
Where? QuakeCon Ventrilo Main Stage
Who? Game Director Matt Firor, Creative Director Paul Sage, Lead PvP Designer Brian Wheeler, Lead Gameplay Designer Nick Konkle, Lead Designer Rich Lambert, Art Director Jared Carr, and Lead Programmer Jesse McIntyre.
After the panel, feel to free to hang out with us and meet some of the ESO developers at our casual meet-and-greet. Stop by and say hi!
When? Friday, July 18th starting at 7:00PM CDT
Where? Gossip Bar at the Hilton Anatole (at the convention)
How to Attend: Simply stop by the Gossip bar at 7:00 PM CDT on Friday night, after the Future of ESO panel. We’ll be there!
PVP TOURNAMENT AND LIVESTREAMS
Fight for glory—and for great prizes (to be revealed soon)! We’ll be holding a PvP tournament throughout the show. Get your team registered now.
When? Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July 17th-20th) from Noon until 1:00PM CDT
Where? At the ESO booth and on Twitch.tv
How to Register: Send your name and the names of your three teammates to email@example.com. You must be in attendance at QuakeCon to play in the tournament. Don’t forget to send us your guild name if you’re representing one!
TRIALS TOURNAMENT AND LIVESTREAM
Find out how your Trials team stacks up and win awesome prizes! We’ll pit you against other teams in a bid to earn the fastest completion time. Register now to secure your team’s spot.
When? Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (July17th-20th) starting at 1:30PM CDT
Where? At the ESO booth and on Twitch.tv (Saturday only)
How to Register: Send the names of your 12-player team’s members to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be in attendance at the show to participate. Remember to include your guild name!
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out about our giveaways at the show! You’ll get the chance to win some great ESO goodies throughout the weekend.