id Software sends along the call for speakers for QuakeCon
2003, for which registration got underway last night:
2003, talking a good game will be as important as playing one. For the first
time in the seven-year history of QuakeCon, id Software is launching an open
call for speakers. Over 4,000 people are expected to attend QuakeCon 2003, the
definitive fan-based video game tournament, convention and party, which is
scheduled for Aug. 14-17 at the Adam's
Mark Hotel in Dallas, TX.
"Workshops must hit the sweet spot and focus on topics that resonate with
the fans," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "Speakers have to
compel gamers to leave the BYOC LAN area, step out of the exhibit area and take
a break from tournament action. People making the trip to QuakeCon want to get
the inside track, and this is a unique opportunity to speak directly to the most
influential gaming fans in the world." The QuakeCon 2002 program featured
more than 20 workshops and round-table discussions covering the latest in gaming
technology, trends and advancements in computer hardware, mod creation and game
development. This year, id Software plans to expand the program and offer
attendees a broader, more in-depth view of the industry and explore the future.
Submissions must include a 300-word abstract that describes the proposed
session/workshop, a speaker biography and contact information. Packages should
be sent to Wendy Zaas and are due June
27. Speakers will be notified by email the week of July 7. For more information
about registration, tournaments, sponsors and event schedule, please continue to
visit the official QuakeCon website.