This morning, Blizzard announced the details for Blizzcon 2009. The fourth annual "celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes" will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. In response to the festival’s increasing popularity, this year’s event has been expanded from three convention halls to four.
Here's what to expect if you make it to Anaheim:
- 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
If you've never been to Blizzcon, check out our photo gallery of last year's event. It's full of gamers, geekiness and chicks dressed as Night Elves...and win. It's full of win too. When you're finished looking at the photos, tell us: Are you going to Blizzcon? If so, we'll have to meet up and knock back a couple mana potions...or beers. Whichever.