Blizzard Entertainment® Presents BlizzCon™
Blizzard gaming convention will celebrate the Warcraft®, Diablo®, and StarCraft® franchises with players from around the world
IRVINE, Calif. -- July 11, 2005 - Blizzard Entertainment®Inc. today unveiled the BlizzCon™ website (www.blizzcon.com), presenting many new details about its upcoming gaming convention. Set to take place on October 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, BlizzCon will celebrate Blizzard’s games and the players who have made them so popular around the world. BlizzCon will be open to gamers of all ages and will provide a wide variety of activities for attendees to enjoy.
“Blizzard has grown enormously in the past 14 years, but none of that growth would have been possible without our players,” said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “BlizzCon is the perfect opportunity for us to meet some of those players face to face and to celebrate the Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft universes together with them.”
At BlizzCon, gamers will be able to attend numerous events, play Blizzard games live with other members of the gaming community, and try out StarCraft: Ghost™, Blizzard’s highly anticipated tactical-action console title. Other BlizzCon activities will include:
Q&A panels with the World of Warcraft® and StarCraft: Ghost developers
BlizzCon Invitational Tournament featuring top Warcraft III and StarCraft professional gamers from around the world
A separate LAN area stocked with PCs loaded with Blizzard games
Contests in which die-hard gamers can compete for great prizes
Custom BlizzCon merchandise in the BlizzCon store
A special closing-night concert featuring a to-be-announced band
Tickets for BlizzCon will go on sale July 21, 2005 at 8:00 AM PDT. The price for admission is $120 per person and payable by all major credit cards. Tickets will be limited to 4400 attendees, with a four (4) ticket limit per person, per credit card. For full details on how to purchase tickets, and additional information about BlizzCon, please visit the new BlizzCon website (www.blizzcon.com).
About Blizzard Entertainment
Best known for their series Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo®, Blizzard Entertainment (www.blizzard.com, a division of Vivendi Universal Games) is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating many of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. The company’s free Internet gaming service Battle.net® provides a forum in which owners of Blizzard’s games can play in a multiplayer mode remotely across the Internet and against other gamers from around the world.
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