quake2.jpg It's been a tiny bit late being announced, but it's delightful to see that QuakeCon 2006 has finally been announced, after "some unexpected issues locking in the dates and location".

But, it's revealed: "Don’t worry, we’re still bringing you another kick-ass QuakeCon event, and it’s already right around the corner - August 3 – 6 in Dallas, TX at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in their Trinity Exhibition Center... With about 1,800 BYOC spots, QuakeCon 2006 will be a bit more exclusive than it has been the last couple of years, but we hope people will enjoy the more personal touch this year." Highlights include: "...high-stakes tournaments, workshops, exhibitors, the BYOC Area, parties, and the public’s first chance to play Enemy Territory: Quake Wars."

We also noted (linked from the comments) an interview with QuakeCon tournament director Nate, who reveals of the 'fun' _not_ to be had at QuakeCon, in terms of the least fun (volunteer!) positions: "SECURITY! The security crew, BY FAR, has the most thankless job at the event. They spend hours upon hours on their feet, checking bags, protecting areas, and keeping us all safe. Do they get thanked? Nope - they get yelled at by drunks at the door." And inebriated FPS players are far worse than soused MMO geeks!