QuakeCon Panel Schedule, Guests Revealed

The QuakeCon 2010 panels and special presentations schedule has been unveiled, revealing a whole host of talks on top topics with special guests including Jason West, Vince Zampella, Harvey Smith and Richard Garriott as well as Bethesda folks.

Ultima creator and wronged spaceman Richard 'Lord British' Garriott will join id Software's own rocketman John Carmack on a panel getting all giddy about space travel. West and Zampella, ousted co-founders of Call of Duty creator Infinity Ward and founders of Respawn Entertainment, will discuss "building blockbusters." Deus Ex lead designer Smith will join a panel titled 'Building Immersive Worlds and Stories.'

QuakeCon 2010 runs August 12-15 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

In addition to other sessions and panels--including John Carmack's legendary keynote address--the free celebration of fragging will also host presentations of Rage and Brink. The full panels schedule follows below.

Thursday

'The World of Design' Panel - 12.30pm in the Cortez Room

  • Joel Burgess, Bethesda Game Studios
  • Matt Hooper, id Software
  • Neil Alphonso, Splash Damage
  • Todd Alderman, Respawn Entertainment

QuakeCon Kick Off - 2:30pm in the Grand Ballroom

  • Todd Hollenshead will welcome attendees to QuakeCon 2010
Keynote - 2:30pm in the Grand Ballroom
  • John Carmack's Annual Keynote address to QuakeCon attendees
"Rocket Talk" - 5:30pm in the Grand Ballroom
  • John Carmack and Richard Garriott share their passion for Rockets and space travel in this special QuakeCon presentation
Friday

'Building Blockbusters' Panel - 11:00am in the Grand Ballroom

  • Jason West, Respawn Entertainment
  • Tim Willits, id Software
  • Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios
  • Vince Zampella, Respawn Entertainment
'Building Immersive Worlds and Stories' Panel - 1:00pm in the Cortez Room
  • Chris Rhinehart from Human Head
  • Emil Pagliarulo from Bethesda Game Studios
  • Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios
  • Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios
Special RAGE Presentation - 2:00pm in the Grand Ballroom
  • Tim Willits and Matt Hooper Present RAGE
'Let There Be Sound' Panel - 4:00pm in the Cortez Room
  • Chris Sweetman, Splash Damage
  • Christian Antkow, id Software
  • Mark Lampert, Bethesda Game Studios
  • Zack Quarles, id Software
'The Art of the Game' Panel - 4:00pm in the Cortez Room
  • Matt Carofano, Bethesda Game Studios
  • Olivier Leonardi, Splash Damage
  • Stephan Martine, id Software
  • Viktor Antonov, Arkane Studios
Saturday

Special Brink Presentation - 11:00am in the Grand Ballroom

  • Paul Wedgwood, CEO of Splash Damage and Game Director of Brink will be on hand to share a presentation of the game with QuakeCon attendees.