Blizzard announces dates for BlizzCon 2009

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 17 February 2009 17:16 GMT

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BlizzCon 2009 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, on August 21 and 22, Blizzard’s just confirmed

“We’ve been amazed by the incredible response to each of our previous BlizzCon events,” said company boss Mike Morhaime.

“We’re pleased to be bringing the convention back to Anaheim this year, and we look forward to this new opportunity to meet Blizzard gamers from around the world.”

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard fans in general, attendees will be able to enjoy:

  • Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard games
  • Discussion panels with Blizzard developers
  • Competitive and casual tournaments
  • Community contests
  • Commemorative merchandise
  • A silent auction
  • Other stuff, yet to be announced

Further details, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website soon.

Press release after the jump.

PARIS, France – February 17, 2009 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fourth BlizzCon® gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment®’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. In response to the festival’s increasing popularity, this year’s event has been expanded from three convention halls to four.

“We’ve been amazed by the incredible response to each of our previous BlizzCon events,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re pleased to be bringing the convention back to Anaheim this year, and we look forward to this new opportunity to meet Blizzard gamers from around the world.”

BlizzCon will offer a wide variety of activities throughout the two-day event. In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, attendees will be able 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
• A silent auction
• More exciting activities and attractions to be announced
Further details, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website, www.blizzcon.com, as the event draws closer.

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