QuakeCon panels include Looking Glass retrospective, mods, Idle Thumbs

With QuakeCon almost upon us--August 2-5 in Dallas, Quakeamaniacs--we finally have the full lineup of panels of men talking about things. Along with the classic John Carmack keynote, QuakeCon 2012 will have a look back at Looking Glass Studios, the sorely-missed creator of Thief and System Shock, a live recording of the Idle Thumbs podcast with its classic lineup, and not one, but two panels about mods.

It's certainly an interesting lineup this year, with panel members from a wide range of studios and a heartening dose of PC love. There's still no mention of Doom 4, though. If you want to play games rather than hear clever people talk about them, Dishonored, Doom 3: BFG Edition and more will be on the show floor.

Look, here's the panel schedule:

Welcome and Annual Keynote with John Carmack

Thursday, August 2nd at 2:00pm

The Game of Making Games

Friday, August 3rd at 11.30am

  • Jens Matthies, MachineGames

  • Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios

  • Ted Price, Insomniac Games

  • Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios

  • Moderated by Blair Herter, G4TV

Capture the Fan: Making Multiplayer Games That Last

Friday, August 3rd at 1pm

  • Chet Faliszek, Valve Software

  • Marty Stratton, id Software

  • Max Hoberman, Certain Affinity

  • Moderated by Kevin Kelly, Wizard World

Looking Back at Looking Glass

Friday, August 3rd at 2.30pm

  • Austin Grossman

  • Emil Pagliarulo, Bethesda Game Studios

  • Tom Leonard, Valve Software

  • Moderated by Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios

Talking Shop: Skyrim, Modding and Steam

Friday, August 3rd at 4pm

  • Chet Faliszek, Valve Software

  • Joel Burgess, Bethesda Game Studios

  • Moderated by Nick Breckon, Bethesda Softworks

Virtual Insanity

Friday, August 3rd at 6pm

  • John Carmack, id Software

  • Michael Abrash, Valve Software

  • Palmer Luckey, ModRetro

  • Moderated by Todd Hollenshead, id Software

GameTrailers' Bonus Round

Saturday, August 4th at 11am

  • Adam Sessler, Industry Veteran

  • Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios

  • Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities

  • Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios

  • Moderated by Geoff Keighley, GameTrailers TV

Celebrating id Modding

Saturday, August 4th at 12.30pm

  • Brendon Chung, Blendo Games

  • Robert Duffy, id Software

  • JP LeBreton, Double Fine

  • Moderated by Justin Blankenship, Hit Detection

Idle Thumbs Podcast: Arena

Saturday, August 4th at 1.30pm

  • Chris Remo, Double Fine

  • Jake Rodkin, Telltale Games

  • JP LeBreton, Double Fine

  • Nick Breckon, Bethesda Softworks

  • Steve Gaynor, The Fullbright Company

Hit the QuakeCon site for more information.