QuakeCon Returns as an In-Person Event This August with Reimagined, Upgraded BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN Party

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Bethesda has announced that QuakeCon 2023 will run Thursday, August 10, through Sunday, August 13, at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. Unlike the past three QuakeCon conventions, which were digital only, 2023’s convention will be an in-person one, featuring the return of the bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party event, now reimagined and upgraded, according to a press release that teases “four days of round-the-clock gaming” and other fun activities. This year’s QuakeCon will be a ticketed-only event with admittance limited to pre-registered BYOC guests, and with this year’s focus on the in-person BYOC experience, there will be no exhibit hall and no General Admission for QuakeCon 2023.

“QuakeCon is our favorite event of the year, and we can’t wait to finally see our incredible QuakeCon community in-person again, celebrate games, and frag all weekend with thousands of friends,” said Marty Stratton, Studio Head, id Software. “For our first year back, QuakeCon 2023 is focusing on the fan favorite BYOC and the players that made QuakeCon the best gaming gathering for more than 25 years.”

From a QuakeCon post:

The iconic fan gathering welcomes back its dedicated community with a reimagined and upgraded BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party for four days of round-the-clock gaming, a host of fun activities, and meetups for old and new friends. In addition, as in recent years, a full slate of programming will be streamed live on Twitch from the BYOC floor for those unable to make the journey back to the QuakeCon homeland.

In addition to the BYOC, many fan-favorite activities will return for ticketed attendees, including Tabletop Village, BYOC community events, and the QuakeCon Finals Party. QuakeCon will also play host to the annual esports finale of the Quake World Championships featuring Quake Champions as well as several vendors and experiences to support the BYOC. A full program, features, activities and layout for the show will be released soon.

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