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Quake Live is "offline for maintenance" right now but when it returns it will be without the beta tag. It will also come with two new subscription packages to supplement the 'Standard' version which will continue to be free. ref
For $23.88 a year (that breaks out to $1.99 a month) you can get a 'Premium' subscription
For twice that much, $47.88 a year ($3.99 per month), you get a 'Pro' subscription
Free play in the standard version will continue as before with more than 40 arenas and five game modes. Friends lists, access to one clan, matchmaking, and in-browser stat keeping will also remain free.
QuakeCon 12-15 Aug in Dallas, Tx free to the public convention/party.