Pre-Registration for QuakeCon 2012 Starts Wednesday

Bethesda reports that gamers looking to attend QuakeCon 2012 this year can pre-register for the fragfest starting Wednesday, April 25. While general admission to QuakeCon remains free for all attendees, pre-registration means you'll get a premium package in return. It's a first-come first-serve basis however, so be sure to hover that finger on the mouse just moments before the pre-registration doors open at 7:00pm CST/ 8:00pm EST on

So what will you get in return for coughing up money for a free event? Here's all three packages:

Swag Pack | Full of Limited Edition Items: $40 (Limit of 500 packages available)
* An Official QuakeCon 2012 T-Shirt
* A Dishonored Tallboy T-shirt
* A Special Limited Edition Poster

BYOC Select-a-Seat | Includes Guaranteed Reserved Seating: $30 (Limit of 1,500 packages available)
* Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
* An Official QuakeCon 2012 BYOC T-Shirt

QuakeCon done Quick | Includes Fast Passes for the Duration of the Event: $50 (Limit of 350 packages available)
* Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
* Express lane fast-pass registration for the BYOC
* Express lane fast-pass to every speaker, panel, and public event at QuakeCon
* Limited reserved access seating for all panels, presentations, and events
* An Official QuakeCon 2012 BYOC T-Shirt

"QuakeCon, the ultimate video game festival, will take place on-site at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX," Bethesda said on Tuesday in an email. "Doors to QuakeCon will open on Thursday, August 2nd at 9:00am Central and will remain open through August 5th. As always, 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 2012 event sponsors and exhibitors."

Last year's exhibitors and sponsors included Alienware, Ventrilo, AT&T, Intel, Nvidia, PNY, Fatal1ty Gaming Gear, Air Force Reserve, Cooler Master, Diamond Multimedia, inWin, Plantronics, Bethesda Softworks and many others. The focal point was Rage, Skyrim and Prey 2, so what will we see this year now that two out of three are out on the market? Doom 4 perhaps?

Fans who wants to stay at the Hilton Anatole Hotel during the convention might want to make reservations now by calling 1-800-Hiltons or 1-800-445-8667. Reference QuakeCon 2012 and you'll get a special room rate of $154 USD per night.