Jack Black and Kyle Gass to Entertain a Sold-Out Crowd During Closing Ceremony of Blizzard Entertainment’s Epic Gaming Festival
IRVINE, Calif., Oct 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that the greatest band in the world*, Tenacious D, will perform at the closing concert during this year’s sold-out BlizzCon. Taking place October 22-23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft game universes. While tickets to the convention are currently sold out, viewers can watch at home by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering over 50 hours of event coverage (including Tenacious D’s performance) globally over the Internet and also on DIRECTV in the United States.
Tenacious D is made up of musical visionaries Jack Black and Kyle Gass. After forming in 1994, the duo rose to rock god-dom following the release of the HBO cult-hit series Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth. Since then, Tenacious D has released two albums and a pair of live DVDs, sold out arenas around the world, and starred in their own feature-length movie, Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny. At the BlizzCon closing ceremony on October 23, the band will perform an earth-shattering set that includes the debut of new, soon-to-be-legendary songs.
“The best way to wrap up two days of epic entertainment is with an epic rock concert–and few bands fit the bill like Tenacious D,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to a great show and can’t wait to see what Jack and Kyle have in store for everyone attending BlizzCon and watching from home.”
In addition to serving as a gathering place for the Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will have an array of activities, including discussion panels, competitive and casual tournaments, contests, hands-on playtime with current and upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games, and more. Viewers at home can order a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket for $39.95 USD, available as a multi-channel Internet stream around the world (pricing and availability may vary by region) and also via DIRECTV in the United States . Visit www.blizzcon.com for more details and ordering information.
To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at www.blizzard.com/jobs. As BlizzCon draws closer, further details about the show will be announced at www.blizzcon.com.
Blizzard will announce the winners of the 2010 Global Writing Contest this upcoming Monday, October 18th.
|2010 Global Writing Contest – Announcement of Announcement!
During today’s daily feeding/washing ritual, the handlers for the 2010 Global Writing Contest judges were able to coax them into revealing – between the constant wailing and gnashing of eyelids – that the list of winners for the 2010 Global Writing Contest will be finished on Monday, October 18th. Until then, you are allowed to slow down your hammering the Refresh button to once every other second.
Blizzard invites filmmakers and artists to participate in the Blizzcon 2010 Cataclysm Art & Video Contests.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm will soon be upon us, and the denizens of Azeroth must be prepared! We’re reaching out to the World of Warcraft community’s talented filmmakers, artists, and graphic designers to help spread the word by entering two brand new contests.
If you’ve got the skills to make a truly moving or hilarious Cataclysm-themed commercial parody (Sockets are Forever is a great example), then the Cataclysm YouTube Commerical Contest might be for you.
If your talents lie in creating original artwork or graphic design, then perhaps you’d like to whip up an epic advertisement or public service announcement for the besieged denizens of Azeroth. You can learn more about the Cataclysm Print Ad Contest here: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/community/contests/cataclysm-print/
Whether you chose to enter either or both of these contests, please be sure to read the rules for full details and eligibility.