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Blizzard Reveals Plans for BlizzCon 2011

Monday Blizzard annou8nced that its popular BlizzCon gaming convention will take place this year at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, 2011.

Although the company was scarce on details about what attendees may see during the event game-wise, Diablo 3 is expected to make an appearance. The next StarCraft 2 installment may also be revealed as well, perhaps even the next World of Warcraft expansion. Nevertheless, attendees should expect the following:

  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of 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 activities and attractions to be announced

"We look forward to holding another exciting BlizzCon this year, filled with some great entertainment and competition, as well as the latest news about Blizzard games," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "BlizzCon is built from the ground up with our community in mind -- we're pleased to be able to host an event where players can come together to have fun and celebrate their passion for gaming."

Further details about BlizzCon 2011, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official Blizzard website,, as the event draws closer. Last year tickets to the event "sold out in minutes," so keep checking back with Blizzard. We'll keep you updated as well.

Have you been to BlizzCon? Did you sport a cool Blizzard-themed costume? If so, we'd like to see your pictures. Send them to kparrish at bestofmedia dot com--along with a bit of info about the construction of the costume--for a future picture story!

  • No offense, but Blizzard is old. They need a new IP.
  • restatement3dofted
    gnookergiNo offense, but Blizzard is old. They need a new IP.
    The millions and millions of people enjoying their games every day don't seem to mind.

    And they may have new IP in the works, depending on what Project Titan turns out to be. Of course, that could just turn out to be a Starcraft MMO, but who knows. In any event, their current IP seems to be serving them just fine.
  • jimsocks
    Nerf colossus and banelings.
    Buff marines.
  • Saljen
    They've already stated that Titan is an MMO that is not based on any of their current IP's. And yes, many a blizzard fan are perfectly fine with the IP's they have available now, they just need to release them. Diablo III, I'm talking to you. ;)
  • snoogins
    I wouldn't mind seeing something completely new come out of the blizzard camp
  • mavroxur
    gnookergiNo offense, but Blizzard is old. They need a new IP.

    ipconfig /renew :-)

    But seriously, Old Blizzard is old. But they will continue to milk WoW until the end of time, because people keep paying.
  • w00t1337
    I hope to god that Diablo 3 comes out before Halloween...
  • g00fysmiley
    well they have really really strong IP's and demand polish in thier games... bliz games are usually late and far between... but look what you get, amzing games, WoW is great, if you disagree thats fine but with over 12 million people playing, and as the most successful mmo it definatly does somethign right, sc and scII were great
  • sykozis
    Diablo3 has potential to take players away from WoW...which, though it won't necessarily hurt Blizzard, it will hurt WoW's popularity.
  • Saljen
    SC2 took me away from WoW ;)