Mark your calendars, book your flights and pack your bags... Blizzard has just announced Blizzcon 2009! Here's the press release:
"Blizzard Entertainment gaming celebration to return to Anaheim Convention Center on August 21-22
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fourth BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes. In response to the festival's increasing popularity, this year's event has been expanded from three convention halls to four.
"We've been amazed by the incredible response to each of our previous BlizzCon events," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're pleased to be bringing the convention back to Anaheim this year, and we look forward to this new opportunity to meet Blizzard gamers from around the world."
BlizzCon will offer a wide variety of activities throughout the two-day event. In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, attendees will be able to enjoy:
Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games
Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
Community contests with great prizes
Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment's game universes
A silent auction
More exciting activities and attractions to be announced
Further details, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website, http://www.blizzcon.com, as the event draws closer.
To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at http://eu.blizzard.com/en/jobs/."
So who here is planning on attending BlizzCon this year? I can't wait to get my hands on Diablo 3 once again and see what new things they've added in since last year's playable demo. Glad to hear they've expanded from three halls to four as well. August just can't come soon enough!
lol. wow. just last night i was showing my friend some diablo 3 videos and it blew his mind. i said we should save money and try to make it to this years blizzcon. lol next day its announced. wow. lol. i hope i can save money for it. heading off to college this fall so i really hope i can spend some money on this. i would totatly go.
Good to hear about this announcement so soon. I'm definitely not leaving any friends to getting my tickets this time around because last year was a complete mess. When the time comes near an anyone wants to talk room booking to cut costs an stuff then pm me. Obviously won't talk up anything on that topic until tickets are confirmed ._. boy this years going to be a real rat race.
I needa know how much these ticks cost and since its nto during school time my mom might take me all the way from Brooklyn NY hopefully she does id love to finally get a first look at maybe act 2 and the fourth maybe even final classes of D3... hopefully they do WWI so they can anounce fourth class there and fifth class at Blizzcon... IM HOPING TO GO ASWELL !!!!!
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Are we going to have another contest for tickets to Blizzcon this year?
Hopefully this year it gets limited to members who actually PARTAKE in the community.
(I haven't checked on who won it last year, but I remember it was someone with like less then 10 posts)
That all depends on whether or not Blizzard offers us up some tickets to give out to the community. I'm sure they will. And there were a handful of people who had been active community members who received tickets, not just the newbies. But yeah, if we get tickets again, we'll probably make the post count requirements a bit more to ensure that a person has been around for a while.
Damn you August...why must you be so far away...hope they will throw us a few bones between now and then. Sure they will just to tease us. Bet that 4th hall is for the MMO like everyone else has guessed...wonder what it could be???