Bethesda Softworks has revealed the official schedule of events/timeline for their upcoming QuakeCon 2011 gaming expo and tournament series. The expo kicks off on August 4th with a keynote address by id Software co-founder, John Carmack.


Welcome and Annual Keynote with John Carmack

Thursday, August 4th at 2:00pm


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Presentation

Friday, August 5th at 1:00pm

Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios


20 Years of id Software

Friday, August 5th at 2:30pm

John Carmack, id Software

Tim Willits, id Software

Todd Hollenshead, id Software

Kevin Cloud, id Software


Ultimate Origins: The Games That Influence Us

Friday, August 5th at 4:00pm

Raphael Colantonio, Arkane

Harvey Smith, Arkane

Matt Hooper, id Software

Marcus Smith, Insomniac


Prey 2 Presentation

Friday, August 5th at 5:30pm

Chris Rhinehart, Human Head


Community Managers: Un-moderated!

Saturday, August 6th at 1:00pm

Abbie Heppe, Respawn

Adam Pyle, id Software

Matt Grandstaff, Bethesda Softworks

Nick Breckon, Bethesda Softworks

Ryan Schneider, Insomniac


First-person Perspectives

Saturday, August 6th at 2:30pm

Mackey McClandish, Respawn

Drew Murray, Insomniac

Tim Willits, id Software

Julien Roby, Arkane


PC Perspective Hardware Workshop

Saturday, August 6th at 3:30pm


In addition to the lineup of presentations and panels, attendees will also have the opportunity to check out various exhibitors on the show floor, including BAWLS Guarana, the U.S Air Force, Cooler Master, CPU Magazine, Dell Computer, Diamond Multimedia, FSP GROUP USA CORP, Glitch Gaming Apparel, Grow Up Japan Co., Ltd., Gunnar Optiks, Hi-Rez Studios, IN WIN Development, Intel Americas, Inc., Plantronics and Psyko Audio Labs, Inc.


QuakeCon 2011 will take place at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX. The event remains FREE to general admission and BYOC attendees thanks to the support of id and Bethesda Softworks, as well as the QuakeCon volunteer staff and the 2011 event sponsors and exhibitors. Doors to the QuakeCon BYOC will open on Thursday, August 4th at 9 am and will remain open through 12 pm on Sunday, August 7th.


QuakeCon Exhibit Hall Hours are:

Thursday, August 4, 2011 10 am – 6 pm

Friday, August 5 2011 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday, August 6, 2011 10 am – 6 pm

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