A truly unique experience today for World of Warcraft fans as the first vitural convention, the WoWFanCon, has just started a few hours ago. The festivities are being held using UtherConvention's Utherverse technology and voice chat, with several influrential speakers from the World of Warcraft community are holding Q&As. The livestream and press release are below.
Utherverse to Host Biggest Online Gathering of World of Warcraft Fans
UtherConvention Presents First Ever WoW FanCon Held Entirely in Virtual World;
Invites Millions of Players Around Globe to Attend Historical Event for Free
Vancouver, BC – (August X, 2011) Utherverse Digital Inc., creator of the Virtual World Web (VWW), today announced it will host the world’s first completely virtual World of Warcraft convention, WoW FanCon, this October 7th and 8th. This groundbreaking live 3D web event, to be held on Utherverse’s newly launched UtherConvention platform, will be the largest online gathering of World of Warcraft fans, allowing devotees of the wildy popular online role-playing game to meet other players, win prizes, learn new skills and interact with other players as well as their guild members in new and exciting ways.
“World of Warcraft is the most popular online game, and we are the largest virtual-world company,” said Brian Shuster, Utherverse founder and CEO, “so it’s the perfect marriage. For the first time ever, millions of our users and millions of WoW players can come together and experience a massively multi-user online convention, for free, without leaving home. Virtual conventions like this one are the next killer app for the web, and Utherverse has been investing heavily to become the leader in this breakthrough trade-show concept.”
WoW FanCon will be the 3D web company’s second virtual convention, following the huge success of UtherConvention 2011, a live online trade-show held in July that showcased the best of virtual world technology. UtherConvention exceeded Shuster’s expectations, drawing over 5,000 attendees, receiving positive feedback on its seminars, and generating extraordinary sales for both Utherverse and its exhibitors.
World of Warcraft FanCon will feature a trade-show, talks and seminars, guild parties and recruitment events, tournaments, and more, allowing fans from all over the world to meet, learn more about the game, and spend quality time with top WoW players, experts and add-on software developers. There will also be raffles and prizes, and all attendees are automatically entered to win the hourly drawings for $150 Blizzard store credits and 10 WoW game time cards for themselves and their guild members. Utherverse will also be sponsoring guilds, offering to pay fees, web hosting and operating costs in exchange for helping Utherverse get the word out about the FanCon.
Wow Fancon is an event for the fans by the fans, and is not affiliated with the games’ maker, Blizzard. Attendees will not be asked to give out their WoW password, and Utherverse does not give out private account information.
Registration for the virtual convention is free, and attendees can sign up at www.utherverse.com/wow/register.aspx.
We'll be having some exclusive content, including coverage of the event, just in case you miss it, so stay tuned for that.