BLIZZCON 2007 ANNOUNCED For August 3-4 2007
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:52 pm
Blizzard EntertainmentÂ® gaming convention to welcome players from around the world on August 3-4
I was a speaker at Blizzcon 2005 and it was a killer show... If you play WoW and can afford to attend I highly suggest it!IRVINE, Calif. â€“ April 12, 2007 â€“ Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its second BlizzConâ„¢ gaming convention. BlizzCon is a celebration of the WarcraftÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, and DiabloÂ® 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 EntertainmentÂ®. "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 twoâ€“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 WarcraftÂ® 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: http://www.blizzcon.com
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of WarcraftÂ® and the WarcraftÂ®, StarCraftÂ®, and DiabloÂ® series, Blizzard EntertainmentÂ® (http://www.blizzard.com), a division of Vivendi Games, is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating many 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.netÂ®, reigns as the largest in the world, with millions of active users.