Announced on the official QuakeCon website and on Twitter, Bethesda will be bringing the convention back for in-person meetings this year in Grapevine, Texas. After years of digital-only events, the company is looking to make improvements to the BYOC (“Bring-Your-Own-Computer”) organisation that has made QuakeCon some of the best gathering of gaming enthusiasts for the last 25 years. QuakeCon 2023 will run from August 10th to the 13th and registration will open soon—we’ll send out reminders when that happens.
Have a gander at the announcement tweet and the press release below:
QuakeCon 2023 Returns to its Roots, Reuniting Fans with a Modern Upgrade to the Classic BYOC
It’s official! After three years of digital-only events, QuakeCon 2023 will mark the return of the beloved BYOC, in-person at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas from Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13.
“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.
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.
This year’s QuakeCon will be a ticketed-only event with admittance limited to pre-registered BYOC guests. With this year’s focus on the in-person BYOC experience, there will be no exhibit hall, and no General Admission for QuakeCon 2023.
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.QuakeCon Website