The event is BYOC and is from August 10th to 13th in Grapevine, Texas.
QuakeCon is such a staple of gaming events, imprinted within the industry itself, that it’s almost easy to forget that it has happened every year for the past two and a half decades.
This year, QuakeCon decided to look back at its roots. Instead of big, fancy presentations, they’re putting a hard focus on gaming itself. The BYOC, or “Bring Your Own Computer”, mentality lets people set up shop to play their favorite games over the 4-day weekend.
There is no exhibitor hall and no general admission. You had to pre-register to attend.
But, it is 2023, meaning that those that can’t make their way to the Lone Star State can join the fun on stream. There are plenty of stream events going on.
As for the schedule, they’re only offering the first day of events right now. Future days could hold some surprises doing it that way. All of the times are in Central Time, so set your clocks correctly if you’re watching.
QuakeCon 2023 Thursday Schedule:
12 PM - Welcome to QuakeCon 2023
12:30 PM - Slayers Club Live w/ ID Software Part I
1:30 PM - QuakeCon Quiz-a-thon (+ puppies!)
2 PM - Cooking at QuakeCon
2:30 PM - ESO x QuakeCon 2023 Trial Run High Score Competition
4 PM - QuakeCon Dirty Keyboard Contest - In partnership with Steelseries
5 PM - AMD x Robytech Speed Build: Are You Ready?
5:30 PM - Slayers Club Live w/ ID Software Part II
Whether you’re going to the event itself or watching from the comfort of your own home, ID Software fans are always in for a treat every year during QuakeCon.
If any more announcements happen, we’ll update here. In the meantime, play your favorite ID Software or Bethesda game in honor of this yearly tradition. I’m going with Quake Champions myself.