The BYOC at QuakeCon 2014.

The BYOC at QuakeCon 2014.

Owen "O1kenobi" Long/QuakeCon/Bethesda

The 20th annual QuakeCon gaming convention (well... it's more like a huge LAN party)is hitting the Hilton Anatole in Dallas July 23 through 26. While you can drop by for free to play some unreleased games and see some panels, a seat at the main event, the BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer area) will cost you some cash.

Registration for the BYOC kicks off soon, but it will be done in multiple rounds with varying prices and packages with the first round kicking off March 4. That initial wave of sign-ups will be for the limited, highly expensive "UAC Command Center Seating" package that will be sold for a hefty $500. Only 32 of them will be sold, but they're special seats in the center of the BYOC, at the NOC. This package also comes with express check-in, special seating and panels and presentations and all the swag that the less expensive tiers get.

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Prices go down from there on various registration dates with varying degrees of bonus stuff for your extra money.

If you're on a budget, the standard, barebones "Select-a-Seat" package doesn't start until March 25 at 7 p.m. CT. The price went up five bucks to $55 (a bummer, but nothing compared to last year's price hike) and is limited to 1,600 seats.

Bethesda and Id Software are also getting the community involved in the 20th anniversary with a "Design Your Own BYOC T-Shirt" (BYOBYOCT) contest, the winner of which gets a BYOC seat and more goodies.

If you want to stay at the Hilton for the duration of the event (because time spent driving home every night is time spent not playing Quake Live), they're also doing QuakeCon special rates for rooms.

The full package list (along with dates for when registration opens) directly from Bethesda can be found below, or you can get more information from the QuakeCon website.

Round 1 | Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm CT/8pm ET

BYOC Select-a-Seat with UAC Command Center Seating

Includes Fast Passes for the Duration of the Event

$500 (Limit of 32 packages available)

  • Select and Reserve a VIP seat at the NOC in the BYOC
  • Express lane fast-pass registration for the BYOC
  • Express lane fast-pass to every panel, presentation, and public event at QuakeCon
  • Limited reserved access seating for all panels, presentations, and events
  • Ability to plug your PC directly into the core
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 BYOC T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 UAC Lanyard
  • QuakeCon 2015 branded 4400 mAh power bank

Round 2 | Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm CT/8pm ET

BYOC Select-a-Seat with QuakeCon done Quick

Includes Fast Passes for the Duration of the Event

$175 (Limit of 300 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 panel, presentation, and public event at QuakeCon
  • Limited reserved access seating for all panels, presentations, and events
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 BYOC T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 QdQ Lanyard
  • QuakeCon 2015 branded 4400 mAh power bank

Round 3 | Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm CT/8pm ET

BYOC Select-a-Seat + Swag Pack

Full of Limited Edition Items and Guaranteed Reserved Seating

$170 (Limit of 500 packages available)

  • Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 BYOC T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 Lanyard
  • TWO Special Limited Edition T-Shirts
  • QuakeCon exclusive hoodie
  • QuakeCon 2015 branded 4400 mAh power bank

Round 4 | Wednesday, March 25 at 7pm CT/8pm ET

BYOC Select-a-Seat

Includes Guaranteed Reserved Seating

$55 (Limit of 1,600 packages available)

  • Select and Reserve a guaranteed seat of your choice in the BYOC area
  • Official QuakeCon 2015 BYOC T-Shirt
  • Official QuakeCon 2014 Lanyard

Round 5 | Wednesday, April 1 at 7pm CT/8pm ET

Swag Pack

Full of Limited Edition Items

$125 (Limit of 500 packages available)

  • Official QuakeCon 2015 T-Shirt
  • TWO Special Limited Edition T-Shirts
  • QuakeCon exclusive hoodie
  • QuakeCon 2015 branded 4400 mAh power bank
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