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2011 BlizzCon Begins This Week

Beginning Friday, October 21, fans can celebrate all things Blizzard.  Blizzard Entertainment's yearly two-day festival celebrating Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo game universes andtheir global player communities is taking place this week at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.  Fans from around the globeare gathering att his sold-out show to participate in a wide range of events and activities, including discussion panels with developers of Blizzard Entertainment games; intense eSports competition featuring top pro gamers from around the world; costume and dance contests hosted by comedian Jay Mohr; and an epic rock concert headlined by the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning Foo Fighters.

While tickets to BlizzCon are sold out, viewers can still tune in at home by ordering the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering over 50 hours of comprehensive live HD coverage of the event.  Those who order the Virtual Ticket will also receive this year's BlizzCon-exclusive World of Warcraft in-game pet, the fearsome Murkablo.  Also included in the order is a yet-to-be-revealed StraCraft II in-game gift.  DIRECTV customers can also order BlizzCon as a Pay Per View event and receive a virtual ticket for free.

"Every BlizzCon, we look forward to meeting up with our players and sharing the latest news about our games with the world," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We've put together a great lineup of events this year, capped off with an awesome Foo Fighters show, and we can't wait to provide attendees and everyone joining us from home with an unforgettable weekend."

Previous BlizzCons have featured a variety of exciting events and announcements, including the unveiling of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the first-ever public hands-on with Diablo III, and epic rock performances by Ozzy Osbourne and Tenacious D.

Will Blizzard official reveal the Mists of Pandara expansion for World of Warcraft?  Tune in and find out!

 

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