Blizzard at Comic-Con and gamescom 2013

See the details for Blizzard at events in the US and EU this summer

Merchandise at San Diego Comic-Con 2013
Blizzard will be busy at conventions this summer. Two of the announced shows where they will be providing a presence are the San Diego Comic-Con on July 18-20, and gamescom 2013 from August 21-25. Read on for the latest details!


Blizzard 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

Check out Blizzard’s San Diego Comic-Con schedule of events including panels, booth activities, and partner shenanigans. Copies of your favorite Blizzard books will be available for purchase at the booth—don't forget to get yours signed by our featured guests at the times listed below. Look for us at booth #115, and be sure to get there early before everything is gone!

In addition to signings, the Blizzard booth will also be hosting the Epic Quest of Epicness, your chance to score an elusive Epic Purple Lanyard! To participate, simply stop by any one of our partner booths during the event, take a pic of an upcoming Blizzard item and authenticate that shot with us during our designated times. Legit shots will earn lanyards! It's as simple as that. (See below schedule for item redemption times.)

Funko Booth #5343
Funko will also be selling a limited amount of the Shadow Illidan at their booth. If you haven’t seen this little guy yet, check out our blog post on our SDCC exclusives.

Sideshow #1929
Come by to check out the Diablo statue in all its hellish glory, and the first look at Deathwing. Sideshow will also be showing off a previously unannounced statue that will be revealed in the Blizzard panel on Thursday.

Insight Editions #1134
Each day Insight Editions will be holding a random drawing to give away a copy of The Art of Blizzard. They will also be showing off spreads from the upcoming Diablo: Book of Tyrael. As an extra special treat, Insight will also be giving away a Book of Tyrael poster at their booth.

- Thursday, July 18 - 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Art of Blizzard Signing
Wei Wang and Glenn Rane will be signing copies of “Art of Blizzard,” which you can buy at the booth. The Art of Blizzard details some of the most iconic artwork Blizzard has produced over the years in this full-color compilation.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m World of Warcraft Tribute Signings (UDON booth #4529)
A selection of top-flight artists will be on hand to sign and maybe even sketch in your copy of World of Warcraft Tribute. Tribute artists scheduled to appear include Justin Bechtold, Kevin Cameron, Sean Galloway, Matt Grigsby, Dax Gordine, Gregory Higerd, Don Ho, Edwin Huang, Arun Naina, AJ Nazzaro, Laura Rivera, Emmanuel Fuentes, Patrick Scullin, and Arnold Tsang. (Subject to change)

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Blizzard Licensing Panel (Hall 6BCF)
Chris Metzen (Blizzard Entertainment SVP Story and Franchise Development) and a team of esteemed guests reveal never-before-seen licensed products and plans for 2013/2014. Talk to the designers, writers and artists as we dig into toys, novels, comics, statues, and more. Panel and extended game Q&A session moderated by Kat Hunter (host of BlizzCon coverage on DIRECTV).

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.UDON World of Warcraft Tribute Art Book Signings
Come by the Blizzard booth to meet artists Justin Bechtold, Ginny Higerd, and Arun Naina, whose art is featured in the World of Warcraft Tribute fanart book, curated by UDON.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Epic Purple Lanyard Giveaway

- Friday, July 19 - 

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.World of Warcraft: Dark Riders Signing
Writer Mike Costa will be signing your World of Warcraft: Dark Riders comics at the Blizzard booth.

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m World of Warcraft Tribute Signings (UDON booth #4529) 
A selection of top-flight artists will be on hand to sign and maybe even sketch in your copy of World of Warcraft Tribute. Tribute artists scheduled to appear include Justin Bechtold, Kevin Cameron, Sean Galloway, Matt Grigsby, Dax Gordine, Gregory Higerd, Don Ho, Edwin Huang, Arun Naina, AJ Nazzaro, Laura Rivera, Emmanuel Fuentes, Patrick Scullin, and Arnold Tsang. (Subject to change)

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde Signing
Give us your best troll impression when you pick up your copy of this newly released book and have it signed by author Mike Stackpole. Ya, mon!

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Pearl of Pandaria Signing
Blizzard’s Micky Neilson and artist Sean Galloway join forces to sign their NY Times Bestselling original graphic novel, featuring the Pandarian adventures of Li Li Stormstout.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Epic Purple Lanyard Giveaway

- Saturday, July 20 -

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Art of Blizzard Signing
Chris Metzen, Bill Petras, and Roman Kenney will be pleased to sign their name in your book!

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m World of Warcraft Tribute Signings (UDON booth #4529)
A selection of top-flight artists will be on hand to sign and maybe even sketch in your copy of World of Warcraft Tribute. Tribute artists scheduled to appear include Justin Bechtold, Kevin Cameron, Sean Galloway, Matt Grigsby, Dax Gordine, Gregory Higerd, Don Ho, Edwin Huang, Arun Naina, AJ Nazzaro, Laura Rivera, Emmanuel Fuentes, Patrick Scullin, and Arnold Tsang. (Subject to change)

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.Vol’jin: Shadows of the Horde Signing
Author Mike Stackpole will be signing his newly released book for attendees.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Epic Purple Lanyard Giveaway

- Sunday, July 21 -

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m World of Warcraft Tribute Signings (UDON booth #4529)
A selection of top-flight artists will be on hand to sign and maybe even sketch in your copy of World of Warcraft Tribute. Tribute artists scheduled to appear include Justin Bechtold, Kevin Cameron, Sean Galloway, Matt Grigsby, Dax Gordine, Gregory Higerd, Don Ho, Edwin Huang, Arun Naina, AJ Nazzaro, Laura Rivera, Emmanuel Fuentes, Patrick Scullin, and Arnold Tsang. (Subject to change)

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.UDON World of Warcraft Tribute Art Book Signing
Come by to meet artists Patrick Scullin, Arnold Tsang, and Stan Chan whose art is featured in this World of Warcraft Tribute fanart book, curated by UDON.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Epic Purple Lanyard Giveaway



Exclusive Blizzard Merch at Comic-Con 2013

If you're headed to San Diego Comic-Con in July, don't miss out on the exclusive merchandise we'll have at the Blizzard booth! Whether you're looking for some sinister Diablo Papercraft, an adorable StarCraft collectible, or something special from World of Warcraft, we have you covered!

TRANSFORMING ZERGLING/BANELING PLUSH

This soft, huggable, and slightly murderous Zerg buddy is ready to keep you company at night!  Transforms (at will) from Zergling to Baneling with the pull of a zipper. The exclusive San Diego Comic-Con color scheme is limited to 2,000 pieces.

MINI SYLVANAS

She’s cute.  She’s deadly. Mini Sylvanas is the first in an exclusive new series of micro action figures. Limited to 2,000 pieces, so you’ll have to act quickly to snatch up a Banshee Queen of your very own.    

SHADOW ILLIDAN BY FUNKO

With his big, adorable eyes and bold colors, Funko’s vinyl Shadow Illidan is sure to find a way to adorably corrupt your soul. Shadow Illidan is a Comic-Con exclusive variant of the upcoming Funko POP! Vinyl Blizzard line of toys and is limited to 750 pieces at the Blizzard booth and 250 at the Funko booth.

UDON WORLD OF WARCRAFT TRIBUTE ART BOOK [Hardcover Edition]

Blizzard will be the exclusive retailer for the Hardcover Edition of Udon’s new art book collecting fan-created tributes to the Warcraft universe. Only 300 copies of this Comic-Con exclusive will be available.

EPIC PURPLE LANYARD

Show off your impressive item level by equipping our new Epic Purple Lanyard in your neck slot! This lanyard features a custom-embroidered stat tag, four-color purple ribbon, and a rotating lobster claw clasp.  These lanyards are available on a first come, first serve basis to visitors at the Blizzard booth.

MOMOT BLIZZARD PAPERCRAFT: US PREMIERE

Korean Papercraft comes to the United States with Diablo, Thrall, and Raynor models. Comic Con will be the US premiere of the new Korean product line by MOMOT.

Our San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are a limited run produced only for the convention, so make sure you're ready to grab them early. We hope to see you there!



Blizzard at gamescom 2013

Blizzard Entertainment will be at gamescom 2013, the world’s biggest games convention, taking place August 21-25. Join us there for the latest news on our games, great entertainment, and fantastic competitions with great prizes!

We’ll be at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany to meet players from across Europe and the world and give everyone a chance to play our latest games. All kinds of entertainment will also be on offer to visitors to the Blizzard booth (B40 in Hall 7): show matches, live music, quizzes, competitions and much more.

You can find out more about this incredible games show, including how to attend, here.

Making a welcome return to gamescom will be our celebrated costume and dance contests. Always wanted to appear on stage as a witch doctor, a pandaren monk, or a Protoss Zealot? Or are you brave enough to show off your goblin, night elf or tauren dance moves? This is your big chance! In the coming days we’ll have signups ready so you can reserve your place in the contests, but for now you can already start stitching, welding and practicing.

Stand by for more contest information, prizes, a full schedule, and details on what you can play, see and watch with Blizzard at gamescom 2013!

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