BlizzCon 2013 Coming on November 8 and 9

Will there be an announcement at BlizzCon for the first Diablo III expansion?

BlizzCon 2013
Blizzard has announced the first details for BlizzCon 2013, the big convention and get-together to celebrate all things Blizzard. It will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, on November 8-9. This first Blizzcon press release is light on details, but we expect to have some big game announcements there; Blizzard doesn't do a BlizzCon without having something big to talk about. There's a very high chance that the first Diablo III expansion will be announced at this BlizzCon, and may even be playable, depending how far along it is in development. We know that Blizzard is already working on the first expansion, from previous discussions, and the base Diablo III game will have been out by 18 months at that point. It will be the perfect time to announce the first expansion to the game. We'll have to wait and see how that plays out, as well as for info on BlizzCon tickets and other details.

Read on for the full announcement from Blizzard.


IRVINE, Calif. – February 19, 2013 Gather your guildmates, muster your minions, and summon your swarm! Blizzard Entertainment today announced plans for its seventh BlizzCon® gaming convention, taking place Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. For two epic days, members of Blizzard’s gaming community from around the globe will descend on Anaheim to meet, play, and celebrate their shared passion for all things Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo®.

“BlizzCon gives us a chance to connect with our players and share our latest projects in a very personal way,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Members from all of our gaming communities have helped make this event bigger and better every time, and we look forward to meeting up and celebrating with them in November.”

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:

  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Global finals for Blizzard eSports, featuring top pro gamers from around the world
  • In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
  • Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
  • More activities and attractions to be announced

The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in October 2011. Tickets to the event sold out in seconds, and highlights included the unveiling of the fourth World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria®, and an epic closing concert featuring rock legends Foo Fighters.

Further details about BlizzCon 2013, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website (www.blizzcon.com) as the event draws closer. Those interested in attending the show in person can make advance hotel reservations now and receive special BlizzCon rates by booking through the BlizzCon hotel website.

Blizzard Entertainment is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at www.blizzard.com/jobs.

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