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Blizzcon 2008 Press Release

Discussion in 'WoW Stratics Announcements' started by Eldorian, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Eldorian

    Eldorian Guest

    As reported by DJTyrant earlier Blizzcon 2008 has been announced for October 10-11. I just wanted to note that back in January WoW Stratics had a prediction with some digging that those would in fact be the dates. You can totally expect us to be in full force at this event to bring you the best coverage we can!
    You can read the full press release here.

    Blizzard Entertainment® gaming convention returns to Anaheim Convention Center October 10–11
    IRVINE, Calif. – May 12, 2008 – – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
    today announced plans for its third BlizzCon™ gaming convention, to be
    held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October
    10 and 11. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities
    surrounding Blizzard Entertainment®'s Warcraft®, StarCraft®,
    and Diablo®
    franchises. In response to the demand to accommodate more attendees,
    this year's event has expanded from two convention halls to three.
    "Whenever we've been able to meet and interact with
    Blizzard gamers from around the world, it's been a great experience for
    us," stated Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment.
    "We're looking forward to seeing even more of our players at this
    year's BlizzCon and delivering another entertaining and informative
    event for them."
    BlizzCon will offer a wide variety of
    activities to help all attendees get the most out of the two-day event.
    In addition to serving as a gathering place for the different Blizzard
    Entertainment gaming communities, attendees will be able to enjoy:

    • Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard Entertainment releases
    • Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
    • Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
    • Areas and activities devoted to licensed products such as the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game
    • Costume, machinima, and character sound-alike contests with great prizes
    • Commemorative merchandise based on the Blizzard Entertainment franchises
    • A silent auction
    • More exciting activities to be announced
    Tickets for BlizzCon will go on sale in the next few weeks at
    a price of $100 USD per person. As the event draws closer, further
    details will be announced on the official BlizzCon website: www.blizzcon.com.
    About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
    Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and
    the Warcraft®,
    StarCraft®, and Diablo® series,
    Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Vivendi Games, is a premier
    developer and publisher of entertainment
    software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard's track record includes
    ten #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.net®,
    is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.