Blizzard Entertainment today announced plans for its seventh BlizzCon gaming convention, taking place Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California. For two epic days, members of Blizzard’s gaming community from around the globe will descend on Anaheim to meet, play, and celebrate their shared passion for all things Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo.
“BlizzCon gives us a chance to connect with our players and share our latest projects in a very personal way,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Members from all of our gaming communities have helped make this event bigger and better every time, and we look forward to meeting up and celebrating with them in November.”
In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:
• Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
• Global finals for Blizzard eSports, featuring top pro gamers from around the world
• In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
• Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
• Community contests with great prizes
• Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
• More activities and attractions to be announced
The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in October 2011. Tickets to the event sold out in seconds, and highlights included the unveiling of the fourth World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, and an epic closing concert featuring rock legends Foo Fighters.
Further details about BlizzCon 2013, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website as the event draws closer.
Now as we all know, BlizzCon did not happen in 2012 due to the company being busy with Mists of Pandaria, Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. However this year the convention seems to be bigger and better than ever with the possibility of more news governing Blizzards project Titan coming to light.
So what do you think about BlizzCon happening this year? Are you looking forward to the event or do you think it’s just not as good as it used to be? Let us know your views in the comments below and keep an eye out for more updates concerning BlizzCon 2013.