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Blizzard Announces BlizzCon Dates for 2010

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 13 comments

Mark your calendars, it's BlizzCon!

Blizzard has announced that dates for this year's BlizzCon, which promises to be bigger than ever with a fresh new game in StarCraft II in stores and the ever-present World of Warcraft contingent.

The fifth BlizzCon gaming convention will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23, 2010.

"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."

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

Will you be hoping to grab a ticket for this year's event?

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    Anonymous , March 27, 2010 7:54 AM
    I hope they fix the ticket system they have this year. Last years was uber lame and sold out within minutes after going live. :\
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    JohnnyLucky , March 27, 2010 3:26 PM
    I am not hoping to grab a ticket for this year's event. However, I do have to admit the event sounds interesting. I wouldn't mind getting a good look at some of the games.
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    Anonymous , March 27, 2010 5:03 PM
    I swear to god. This better not mean SC2 is coming out in October. I have the BETA, but ffs.
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    Regulas , March 27, 2010 7:43 PM
    Rip off from Quakefest where you could LAN your rigs together. Last time I checked Starcraft II will be tied down to Blizzard Servers to play online, and hopefully not offline as well. While Starcraft is still my favorite RTS I will not be buying II until I can get the whole game. Releasing it in 3 parts is a rip off.
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    Anonymous , March 27, 2010 8:02 PM
    Uhh.. Well at least it's in Anaheim. Don't got to make that trip to UCI.
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    Rickyw972 , March 29, 2010 4:30 AM
    Its the same thing every year, I went 3 years in a row. Dont waste your time if you have been once, unless you live near there anyways I suppose or if you are really bent on meeting your guildmates. Id rather have a guild function in vegas or something :D 
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    Rickyw972 , March 29, 2010 4:34 AM
    By the same thing every year I mean... Way too many people for the event, you have to show up to everything 30mins early if you want a seat, an hour if you want good seats... 2hours if its the main event of the night. Long lines for food, long lines for opening day, long lines to try out the games.
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    meepstone , March 29, 2010 12:51 PM
    Hoping Starcraft 2 is out by then and only interested in how close to Diablo 3 being completed is.
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    Arcum , March 29, 2010 4:09 PM
    Well the first part of Starcraft 2 is 30 missions, which is more than most RTS games. It will also be of much higher quality (looking at Sup Com 2, C&C 4 here), so it should be WELL worth it.
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    restatement3dofted , March 29, 2010 4:21 PM
    Rickyw972Its the same thing every year, I went 3 years in a row. Dont waste your time if you have been once, unless you live near there anyways I suppose or if you are really bent on meeting your guildmates. Id rather have a guild function in vegas or something


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    HavoCnMe , March 29, 2010 5:40 PM
    I wonder if these games are relly that good? I never played SC, Diablo, or WoW. But they sure do have a huge fan base. Maybe ill get down on SC2 when it arrives.
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    bildo123 , March 29, 2010 6:56 PM
    regulasRip off from Quakefest where you could LAN your rigs together. Last time I checked Starcraft II will be tied down to Blizzard Servers to play online, and hopefully not offline as well. While Starcraft is still my favorite RTS I will not be buying II until I can get the whole game. Releasing it in 3 parts is a rip off.


    Looks like you'll be skipping Starcraft 2 then.
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    dasper , March 29, 2010 11:50 PM
    regulasRip off from Quakefest where you could LAN your rigs together. Last time I checked Starcraft II will be tied down to Blizzard Servers to play online, and hopefully not offline as well. While Starcraft is still my favorite RTS I will not be buying II until I can get the whole game. Releasing it in 3 parts is a rip off.


    Ha! Then you are the one that will be missing out for quite a while, probably a few years. The whole idea of 3 installments is to make the single player that much longer. After all, you know they are planning expansions so think of it as them announcing 2 guaranteed expansions. But, I am biased. I have gone to two BlizzCons and am in the Beta for SC2 (Gold ladder, woot!) Also, BlizzCon is not a fragfest like quakecon and I would advise people if they do not like long lines or care about the atmosphere then they can watch the panels streaming online. If you are not A WoW fan then that is when you can play all the demos because 70% of the audience is in the auditorium.