QuakeCon has always been about great games and great friends, and for the last five years, North America’s biggest BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer) LAN party has also been about great people giving back through charitable organizations hosted on-site by id Software and Bethesda Softworks.
This year’s QuakeCon will continue that legacy, as the American Red Cross, Dallas Pets Alive!, 1UpOnCancer, Anime for Humanity, Stack Up, and Gamers Outreach will have a presence at the show, providing attendees with several opportunities to donate, support, and give to help others.
“Each year, the QuakeCon community comes together in amazing ways, offering their support to a variety of charities, whether that’s giving money, or even, giving their own blood for the good of others,” said Pete Hines, Vice President of Marketing, Bethesda Softworks. “This is one of the best parts of QuakeCon and this year’s event offers even more creative ways to do good, from pet adoption livestreams to Fallout 76 charity fundraisers and much more.”
QuakeCon, North America’s largest BYOC and gaming festival, welcomes more than 10,000 gamers to Dallas, TX annually. This year’s event – dubbed QuakeCon: Year of DOOM – will run from July 25-28 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center and will celebrate 25 years of id Software’s seminal title, DOOM, and the upcoming release of the latest installment of the franchise, DOOM Eternal.
For more details on each organization’s presence at QuakeCon: Year of DOOM, check out the listings below.
The American Red Cross “Youngblood” drive will be held July 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Fort Worth Rooms 1 and 2. Help provide blood during the critical summer months by making an appointment online or signing up at the drive. Those who donate will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Wolfenstein: Youngblood-themed PC, sponsored by Corsair. Like Wolfenstein: Youngblood, cooperative play is encouraged – partner with a pal to give blood, and you will BOTH receive two raffle tickets. Buddy up and save a life!
**Donors must be at least 17 years old and meet American Red Cross requirements for donating blood, which can be found at http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.
1UpOnCancer, an organization dedicated to providing direct financial assistance for adults undergoing cancer treatment, will be holding a silent auction at booth #147. Additionally, there will be an ongoing Fallout 76 Nuclear Winter fundraising event. For every Vault Dweller that comes in the top 10 of a Nuclear Winter match at the Bethesda booth during QuakeCon: Year of DOOM, Bethesda will donate $76 to 1UpOnCancer, up to $10,000. Attendees can also stop by to contribute a charitable donation.
Dallas Pets Alive! a local non-profit dedicated to promoting and providing the resources, education, and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals, will be onsite at booth #139 with adoptable dogs eager to find their forever homes.
QuakeCon: Year of DOOM attendees who donate at least $15 to Dallas Pets Alive! will receive an exclusive Dallas Pets Alive! shirt featuring a dog in DOOMgear or a cat decked out for RAGE 2. These shirts will also be sold online with all proceeds going to Dallas Pets Alive!. A link to purchase the shirts from home will be provided during our keynote presentation.
To support DPA, a variety of popular streamers will be playing Bethesda games live, from a dog pen on the show floor … WHILE PLAYING WITH DOGS UP FOR ADOPTION. Links to adoption pages will be provided for those looking to find a new furry friend, and viewers will be provided a link to donate money to support Dallas Pets Alive!.Additionally, The Elder Scrolls Online will sponsor three adoptable dogs from DPA, covering the adoption costs and providing a themed bandana, toy, and profile for the pup, as well as a copy of ESO for the new owner. Keep an eye on https://twitter.com/TESOnline for details.
Anime for Humanity is an organization that has handed out Therapy kits and mental health resources to more than 10,000 people to help reduce social isolation and challenge the stigma of mental health. Found at booth #154, Anime for Humanity will also be judging and co-sponsoring this year’s cosplay competition.
Stack Up brings both veterans and civilian supporters together through a shared love of video gaming. Find them at booth #149 raffling off items in support of their cause.
Gamers Outreach is a charity organization that provides equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals. Gamers Outreach will be holding a new and used console and game drive at booth #151 to support their hospital “GO Kart” (Gamers Outreach Kart) – a portable, medical-grade gaming kiosk nurses could use to transport video games and entertainment to children who are unable to leave their rooms within the hospital. Put a smile on a child’s face with your extra lightly used games and consoles.
To register for QuakeCon: Year of DOOM go to: www.showclix.com/event/quakeconyod.