It is Christmas time for fans of the games World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo, as the doors to the annual geekoliday are set to open tomorrow. If you are not familiar with, or just not interested in Blizzcon, then it is best if you stay away from the Anaheim Convention Center on October 22 and 23.
Blizzcon is technically a time for Blizzard to debut their new wares and interact with their fanbase, but it is also much more than that. It is the premiere event for fans of Blizzard games, and many people eagerly await it each year– so much so that tickets for this year’s convention sold out back in June. While the focus of Blizzcon is about the announcements, it is also a celebration for the community, and a rare chance for gamers to interact with their brethren in the flesh (or flesh like substance– attendees frequently dress up).
This year’s Blizzcon should prove to be the biggest yet, and Blizzard will air a live stream of the events for people that missed out on being there in person—you can find the stream HERE. Actor and comedian Jay Mohr returns tomorrow to host the costume and dance contest, while the show will close on Saturday when Jack Black and Kyle Glass, aka Tenacious D, prove the closing ceremonies..
As for the announcements, expect a great deal of the spotlight to fall on the upcoming World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion, news about StarCraft II, hopefully a fair amount about Diablo III and one or two surprises to go with it.
Check back with us soon for more details, and we will have a full breakdown on the announcements after the convention has ended.