Blizzard Entertainment sent out a press release today announcing plans to host a fifth BlizzCon event at the Anaheim Convention Center this October. Panel discussions, tournaments, hands-on gaming sessions, and most likely an announcement or two for those of you who plan on attending:
BlizzCon® 2010 Announced
Blizzard Entertainment's fifth BlizzCon gaming celebration to be held at Anaheim Convention Center October 22-23, 2010
IRVINE, Calif. -- March 25, 2010 -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fifth BlizzCon® gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2010. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes.
"BlizzCon offers us a great opportunity to meet with our players and share our enthusiasm for gaming with one of the most passionate communities in the world," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're looking forward to providing another great show filled with entertainment, competition, and the latest information about Blizzard Entertainment games."
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 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
'¢ More exciting activities and attractions to be announced
The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in August 2009. Tickets to the event sold out in minutes, and some of the highlights included the announcement of World of Warcraft®: Cataclysmâ„¢, the unveiling of a new playable class in Diablo® III, the first public hands-on with the single-player campaign of StarCraft® II: Wings of Libertyâ„¢, and a closing concert featuring rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.
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 Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes eleven #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 players.