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When is QuakeCon 2017?

QuakeCon is approaching rapidly, Shackers! Check out this guide for information on QuakeCon 2017's date, location, game demos and special events.


Shacknews started as a web site solely focused on covering news about Quake all the way back in 1996. At the same time, id Software fans organized a convention based around their favorite first person shooter. Please take a look at our QuakeCon 2017 guide for all the most important information on QuakeCon 2017's date, location, game demos and special events.. 

What is QuakeCon?

This will be the 21st year of QuakeCon, originally created as a gathering for fans of id Software's Doom and Quake games, but has since expanded to cover all of Bethesda Softworks' games since the company acquired id back in 2009. Last year alone, more than 8,600 people attended the event.

When is QuakeCon 2017?

QuakeCon 2017 is right around the corner, starting a bit later this year than is year's past. The event starts on August 24 and runs through August 27. 

Where is QuakeCon 2017 being held?

QuakeCon 2017 will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.

Here is the address and contact information for QuakeCon 2017:

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail

Grapevine, TX 76051


What is the BYOC?

QuakeCon has also been know for its massive BYOC area (that's Bring Your Own Computer for the layman), and Shackers usually attend in decent numbers. Bring your regular PC rig, or gawk at the creativity of those who build out some amazing case mods for their comp.

What Special Events are Scheduled for QuakeCon 2017?

This year, QuakeCon has several events planned:

  • $5,000 BYOC QuakeWorld Tournament
  • Cosplay contest
  • Single-player challenges for Dishonored 2, Quake, Prey and Doom
  • Tabletop competitions
  • $1 million Quake World Championship finals

What Game Demos are Likely To Be Shown at QuakeCon 2017?

We expect to see similar demos to the Bethesda E3 2017 booth.

Here are the games we expect to try out at QuakeCon 2017:

  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Quake Champions
  • Doom VFR (VR)
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • Fallout 4 VR
  • and much more.

It all begins on August 24, and you can get the full details at the official QuakeCon site. Shacknews will definitely be there.

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