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Blizzcon 2010 announced for October

Thursday, 25th March 2010 15:33 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Blizzard’s formally announced Blizzcon 2010, which will take place on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23.

It will once again take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

It will include the usual gathering of events, sessions, panels and tournaments, plus more.

Last year, Blizzard announced a WoW expansion in the form of Cataclysm, so only God – and Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime – knows what the firm’s planning to announce this year.

“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 Morhaime. “We’re looking forward to providing another great show filled with entertainment, competition, and the latest information about Blizzard Entertainment games.”

More details on the event will be announced as it comes closer.

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BlizzCon(R) 2010 Announced
Blizzard Entertainment’s Fifth BlizzCon Gaming Celebration to Be Held at Anaheim Convention Center October 22-23, 2010

IRVINE, Calif., Mar 25, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fifth BlizzCon(R) 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(R), StarCraft(R), and Diablo(R) 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(R): Cataclysm(TM), the unveiling of a new playable class in Diablo(R) III, the first public hands-on with the single-player campaign of StarCraft(R) II: Wings of Liberty(TM), and a closing concert featuring rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.

Further details about BlizzCon 2010, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website, www.blizzcon.com, as the event draws closer.

To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at www.blizzard.com/jobs.

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  1. Michael O’Connor

    Were previous BlizzCons this late in the year? I can’t remember.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    This year they will finally announce new MMORPG title :D

    I’m tired of World Of Warcraft :D maybe its going to be World Of Starcraft :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Michael O’Connor

    I do hope they announce it. It’s been in production for quite a while now.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. themadjock

    I wonder if Starcraft 2 will be released by then :)

    #4 4 years ago