After seeing Allistair's report of QuakeCon 2011, this year's convention sounds rather appealing. Pre-registration will open up tonight at 8:00pm Eastern; those in the audience who are afraid of time zones can simply watch this countdown do its thing.
If free general admission to QuakeCon 2012 isn't your jam, as of tonight, you'll be able to pony up for the premium packages which are being offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. The event itself doesn't start until August 2, so there's plenty of time to think it over.
Swag Pack | Full of Limited Edition Items: $40 (Limit of 500 packages available)
BYOC Select-a-Seat | Includes Guaranteed Reserved Seating: $30 (Limit of 1,500 packages available)
QuakeCon done Quick | Includes Fast Passes for the Duration of the Event: $50 (Limit of 350 packages available)