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QuakeCon 2012 schedule has panels full of Valve, Bethesda, id


QuakeCon 2012 begins Thursday, August 2, with a keynote address from id Software co-founder John Carmack – and then the con gets real. Literally, it will be a real convention with a few interesting panels and people, as announced in the final lineup today.

Friday begins with "The Making of Games," featuring Bethesda's Todd Howard and Insomniac's Ted Price. Then comes "Capture the Fan: Making Multiplayer Games That Last" with Chet Faliszek from Valve, Marty Stratton from id Software and Max Hoberman with Certain Affinity. "Looking Back at Looking Glass," and "Talking Shop: Skyrim, Modding and Steam" have Valve and Bethesda representatives, and "Virtual Insanity" closes out the night with Carmack.

Saturday has "GameTrailers' Bonus Round" with Michael Pachter and others; "Celebrating id Modding" with Blendo Games, id Software and Double Fine; and the Idle Thumbs Podcast with Double Fine, Telltale Games, Bethesda and The Fullbright Company.

Doors are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Check out the full schedule below.

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We're pleased to reveal the full presentation and panel schedule for QuakeCon 2012, the ultimate video game festival. QuakeCon 2012 kicks off on Thursday, August 2nd with the Annual Keynote from John Carmack, id Software's co-founder and technical director.

Please see below for the full schedule of presentations and panels.

Welcome and Annual Keynote with John Carmack
Thursday, August 2nd at 2:00pm

The Game of Making Games
Friday, August 3rd at 11.30am
Jens Matthies, MachineGames
Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios
Ted Price, Insomniac Games
Todd Howard, Bethesda Game Studios
Moderated by Blair Herter, G4TV

Capture the Fan: Making Multiplayer Games That Last
Friday, August 3rd at 1pm
Chet Faliszek, Valve Software
Marty Stratton, id Software
Max Hoberman, Certain Affinity
Moderated by Kevin Kelly, Wizard World

Looking Back at Looking Glass
Friday, August 3rd at 2.30pm
Austin Grossman
Emil Pagliarulo, Bethesda Game Studios
Tom Leonard, Valve Software
Moderated by Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios

Talking Shop: Skyrim, Modding and Steam
Friday, August 3rd at 4pm
Chet Faliszek, Valve Software
Joel Burgess, Bethesda Game Studios
Moderated by Nick Breckon, Bethesda Softworks

Virtual Insanity
Friday, August 3rd at 6pm
John Carmack, id Software
Michael Abrash, Valve Software
Palmer Luckey, ModRetro
Moderated by Todd Hollenshead, id Software

GameTrailers' Bonus Round
Saturday, August 4th at 11am
Adam Sessler, Industry Veteran
Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios
Michael Pachter, Wedbush Securities
Raphael Colantonio, Arkane Studios
Moderated by Geoff Keighley, GameTrailers TV

Celebrating id Modding
Saturday, August 4th at 12.30pm
Brendon Chung, Blendo Games
Robert Duffy, id Software
JP LeBreton, Double Fine
Moderated by Justin Blankenship, Hit Detection

Idle Thumbs Podcast: Arena
Saturday, August 4th at 1.30pm
Chris Remo, Double Fine
Jake Rodkin, Telltale Games
JP LeBreton, Double Fine
Nick Breckon, Bethesda Softworks
Steve Gaynor, The Fullbright Company

QuakeCon Exhibit Hall Hours are:
Thursday, August 4 | 10am – 6pm
Friday, August 5 | 10am – 6pm
Saturday, August 6 | 10am – 6pm

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