It looks like last years Blizzcon was a success as Blizzard has announed that they will be doing another one this August 3-4 at the Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Blizzcon 2007 will allow fans of the game to interact with the developers of the game, get stuff signed by artists, and get some much needed sunlight (I kid, I kid). Tickets will cost $100 per person and you can find more information about the event at the event's official website
. If I recall correctly they made some pretty big announcements at the last one so this might be worth attending if you dig the game.
BLIZZCON™ 2007 ANNOUNCED
Blizzard Entertainment® gaming convention to welcome players from around the world on August 3-4
IRVINE, Calif. – April 12, 2007 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its second BlizzCon™ gaming convention. BlizzCon is a celebration of the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises and the players who have helped make them so popular around the world. This year’s event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on August 3 and 4, and will feature various activities for attendees to take part in.
“We were gratified by the response to our first BlizzCon in 2005 and have been looking for an opportunity to hold a follow-up event ever since,” stated Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment®. “With BlizzCon 2007, we plan to deliver another entertaining and informative experience for the attendees, and we look forward to meeting all of them again this year.”
BlizzCon will be open to gamers age 4 and older and 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 gaming communities, attendees will be able to enjoy:
- Discussion panels with Blizzard developers
- Artist and developer signings
- Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
- World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game tournaments and demos
- Costume, machinima, and character sound-alike contests with great prizes
- Commemorative merchandise and other products based on the Blizzard franchises
- A silent auction
- Live orchestral performances of music from Blizzard games
- More exciting activities to be announced
Tickets for BlizzCon will go on sale in the next few months 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 free Internet gaming service, Battle.net®, reigns as the largest in the world, with millions of active users.