QuakeCon 2017 announced for late August

The event will return to the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine.

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QuakeCon 2017 has officially been announced, and it will be much later in August that in the previous several years.

The convention, popular for its massive LAN party and numerous informative panel dsicussions and presentations of all things Bethesda, will run this year from August 24-27, and will return to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, after being hosted at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas for eight of the past nine years.

No details are available yet on when tickets will go on sale or what panels or presentations will be held, but hotel reservations at the Gaylord can be had at a discounted rate of $185 a night. 

Games which will probably make an appearance at the event include DOOM, Dishonored 2, Quake Champions and Prey. Since a contingent of shackers attend the event every year, you can bet that we will keep you posted as more details become available.

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From The Chatty

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    January 26, 2017 11:47 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, QuakeCon 2017 announced for late August

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      January 26, 2017 11:58 AM

      OH MAN! OH MAN! OH MAN!!!!

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      January 26, 2017 11:58 AM

      Yay let's do this. Everyone bring your switches

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        January 26, 2017 1:44 PM

        Saw the headline and the header images and thought the exact same thing.
        HAHA

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      January 26, 2017 11:59 AM

      Interesting, back to the Gaylord. I always liked that place better but now I'm so used to going to the Anatole that it's going to seem weird now.

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        January 26, 2017 12:04 PM

        1. Hopefully the internet connection will be good
        2. Hopefully BYOC tickets won't sll out in 10 seconds. Who am I kidding, they probably will :(

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          January 26, 2017 12:07 PM

          It's still insane to me that they had problems filling the place when it was free but once they start charging it sells out fast.

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        January 26, 2017 12:05 PM

        Yeah this should be fun being back there. Lovely place.

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        January 26, 2017 12:13 PM

        The first year at the Gaylord the staff were absolutely not prepared for the Quakecon crowd. I felt very sorry for them. I think the convention center had been open less than a year and they hadn't hosted an event that large with a crowd that rowdy.

        It got better in subsequent years, and the move to the Anatole was brilliant, but it will be good to go back. Getting shitfaced hammered at the vip party at the Glass Cactus and then being shuttled back to the BYOC for overnight fragging is one of the best memories of my life.

        Also after the Clubhouse that year I got locked out of my house so I drove back to the venue and slept in my car in the parking lot in 90 degree weather. Someone I randomly ran into from a local TF2 server in the lobby let me use their shower in the morning.

        Good times.

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          January 26, 2017 12:23 PM

          Yeah the Gaylord hadn't been open very long and they were clearly booking anything that would pay, possibly charging less to get some butts in the door.

          IIRC, this is why 2006 was a mess - it was announced only like three weeks before because they couldn't book the Gaylord and they were scrambling to find a place, thus the Anatole.

          I absolutely hated the Anatole for years simply because the BYOC and the main stages were in different buildings and it was over a hundred fucking degrees outside so if you're a pansy like me you're literally sweating by the time you get to the other place. Then the NFL decided to house their staff there when the Super Bowl came into town (2011?) and the improvements included that long indoor hallway connecting the two buildings. Problem solved.

          And then one year the Anatole literally exercised their "fuck you" clause when some pharmaceutical firm decided they wanted the venue and QuakeCon had to scramble and go back to the Gaylord that year.

          Whole thing must be insane to run.

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            January 26, 2017 1:02 PM

            Yeah, I was on the volunteer staff for 99,00,01, and 03. The good old days of a few hundred nerds at the Mesquite Convention center to the multi-thousand persons extravaganzas of modern days has been fascinating to watch, I wish I had been mature enough to recognize that I needed to stay in contact with those people.

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              January 26, 2017 1:23 PM

              are you going to go this year? or going to take it easy until you're at full strength?

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                January 26, 2017 1:28 PM

                Definitely attending this year. I start getting shots in March, so by August I should be ready for a crowd that big without having to wear a mask.

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                  January 26, 2017 1:29 PM

                  I might still go with a mask. BYOC can get ripe over the weekend

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                    January 26, 2017 1:36 PM

                    While the masks are great at preventing infections, they do nothing for smells. =(

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                      January 26, 2017 1:47 PM

                      Have to use those industrial masks with the filter. They're not cheap and not comfy for prolonged use.

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                    January 26, 2017 1:41 PM

                    It's probably a good idea. Japan has this right.

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              January 26, 2017 9:16 PM

              Man i remember the old school shack quakecon meet ups where it was like literally < 10 shackers and wed all hop in two cars and go to waffle house in mesquite

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      January 26, 2017 12:07 PM

      I really want to make it to a QuakeCon at some point in my life, but that's like the worst weekend for me since it's the start of the school year. :(

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      January 26, 2017 12:26 PM

      I think I will go back this year, fun times

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      January 26, 2017 12:32 PM

      hmmm man id love to go again, i wish probate would hurry the fuck up and maybe i could go

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        January 26, 2017 1:07 PM

        going to try to talk mrscords into us all going , then maybe disneyland or something ;)

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          January 26, 2017 3:26 PM

          Bahhahah mentioned quakecon and the boy overheard next thing I know he googled quakecon and shacknews shows up on his screen. Uh oh

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      January 26, 2017 12:42 PM

      Hey briefcase man do you want to go have Fogo de Chão or Texas de Brazil with us during QuakeCon?

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        January 26, 2017 2:00 PM

        Is the closest one Addison from the Gaylord? I can't remember if there's one near the mall there.

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        January 26, 2017 2:14 PM

        Yes sir.

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        January 26, 2017 2:22 PM

        Ah very fond memories of Shackmeets at Texas de Brazil

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          January 26, 2017 7:09 PM

          You coming back this year?

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        January 26, 2017 2:30 PM

        TdB

        TdB

        TdB

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          January 26, 2017 7:33 PM

          They opened one here in Tulsa. Should I go?

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            January 26, 2017 7:45 PM

            no sir you should not under any circumstances whatsoever go to this very expensive restaurant and order five caipirinhas and gorge on artery hardening meat and do not for the love of god peruse the buffet of traditional brazilian dishes, cheeses, and cured meats.

            we want to kill you and we'll do it without you even noticing.

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          January 26, 2017 9:12 PM

          see ive always thought fogo de chow was better

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            January 26, 2017 9:24 PM

            why's that?

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              January 27, 2017 5:41 AM

              I dunno they have better cheese bread things and I remember liking the garlic pichana more. It's been a while since I've been to tdb though, and it's possible the last time I went (years ago) they had an off night and/or I'm misremembering !

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      January 26, 2017 1:48 PM

      Right after schools starts. But, the Gaylord can be fun. Lots to do in the surrounding area too if you want to leave the building.

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      January 26, 2017 7:02 PM

      Gaylord. Awh yeah. It's been too long since a Shacker has been banned from there.

      RIP LordLobo (right?)

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      January 26, 2017 7:03 PM

      I want to go there. i have to talk Mary into letting me go. lol

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        January 26, 2017 8:39 PM

        Man If this year we could get TMWTB and A10 and ZBA and BBC and ThomW and whoever else I'm forgetting at the same time...

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      January 26, 2017 9:04 PM

      I think I might have to make it out there again this year. I love the Gaylord, such a nice hotel. Plus, walking around an indoor river stoned out of your mind thanks to dognose is an amazing experience. Sharing a bed with Deathlove, however, not quite as amazing. But at least he was a good cuddler.

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      January 26, 2017 9:17 PM

      i want to go but newly formed babby will be just 4 mos old so im not sure if mrs ninjase would be down for that :<

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        January 26, 2017 9:26 PM

        Take them both with you. Problem solved.

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          January 27, 2017 5:42 AM

          They're n00bs and will get pwned too hard in the quake tournament