||The second batch of tickets for BlizzCon 2009 has now been sold out. If you weren
Tokyopop is coming to BlizzCon and you will have some nice loot to take home. Warcraft Legends Vol. 5 will be available to you a month earlier at the event. The artist behind Warcraft Legends Vo. 3 and StarCraft Ghost: Academy—- Fernando Heinz Furukawa will draw sketches on the spot for fans. A projection preview of pages from StarCraft Ghost: Academy (due January 2010) and a gallery of Tokyopop Warcraft and Starcraft mangas. I will be there taking video and photos. Stay tuned to our BlizzCon 2009 coverage.
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||Blizzards gaming convention Blizzcon always attracts a lot of attention and fan fervor. So it was no surprise when only 28 minutes after the first installment of tickets went on sale over the weekend, they were sold out.
With the new queuing system in place over ten thousand people tried to get tickets for the event before purchasing was concluded at around 10:30 am PST.
For those of you who were unable to buy tickets in that first round and would like to join the festivities at Blizzcon 09. There will be a second set of tickets going on sale this Saturday, May 30th at 10 am PST once again. Wake up early, make some coffee, and get online to get your hands on this last batch of tickets before the show is totally sold out.
For those of you who do have tickets, your in for a treat. TOKYOPOP is pulling out all the stops. We will have artist Fernando Heinz Furukawa who has worked on Warcraft: Legends Vol’s 3 “Crusader’s Blood” and 4 “Bloodsail Buccaneer”. He is also the artist for our new trilogy StarCraft: Ghost Academy.
Fernando will be in our booth drawing images for the new upcoming StarCraft: Ghost Academy (coming out January 2010), which we will project for everyone to see. That will be happening 2-3 hours each day.
In addition to those 2-3 hours he will be drawing Blizzcon exclusive sketch cards for people who come to our booth for 2 additional hours each day. So be sure to stay tuned for further details and come get your exclusive art work.
People participating in the Brady Games Fishing Quest will be able to get an advanced copy of Warcraft Legends Vol. 5 (coming out in September 2009).
We will also have an art Gallery of our Warcraft and StarCraft manga art on-display in our booth, a Sexy Blood Elf Cut out for you to take your picture with, and much more!
So be sure to pick up your tickets and come visit us at the convention August 21st and 22nd.
See you all soon,
Production Artist, and Creative Consultant for Blizzard manga
From my visit to Blizzcon 2008 at the Anaheim Convention Center, I gathered directions for our fans to the closest restaurants, grocery stores and car rentals around the area. The Marriott and Hilton Hotels are within 3 minutes walk from Blizzcon. They have restaurants and other stores within the Hotel facilities, but if you are on a tight budget, there are some popular restaurants within 10-20 minutes walking distance.
Those who will be at the Marriott Hotel or the Hilton Hotel, or close to Blizzcon will appreciate this database. Simply click on the links below to view a map. The map shows you a direction from Blizzcon (A) to the destination (B). If you click on the green (B), it will zoom you in to an interactive photo-panoramic street view that will let you see a photo of the location.
Restaurants shown in this database are Denny’s Restaurant, Jack in the Box, Carl’s Jr, IHOP, Tiffy’s Family Restaurant, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Panda Chinese Food, Pizza Shop, and California Pizza Kitchen. (I provided the menu webpage for Denny’s and Carl’s Jr.)
Grocery Stores: 7 Eleven, and Valero Gas Station and Food Shop
Car Rental companies: Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, and Blue Oval.
Get the maps and details after the break.
LOW BUDGET RESTAURANTS
1560 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
1381 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
1610 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
2088 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim
Carl’s Jr (Burgers)
Carl’s Jr Menu
2144 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
Jack In the Box (Burgers & Sandwishes)
2208 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
Anaheim Resort Center
1768 S Harbor Blvd
Panda Chinese Food and a Pizza Shop across the street from 7 Eleven – between W Katella Ave and S Harbor Blvrd
DOWNTOWN DISNEY DISTRICT Food Locations:
House of Blues Restaurant
La Brea Bakery Cafe
Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria
MEDIUM BUDGET RESTAURANTS
California Pizza KItchen
301 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA
Morton’s The Steakhouse (Not exactly budget meal—+75 USD up)
1893 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA, United States
Tiffy’s Family Restaurant
1804 S West St, Anaheim, CA —- corner between S West and W Katella Ave
DISNEYLAND DOWNTOWN DISTRICT (MAP)
It is located in the Disneyland Downtown District
Enter a tropical rainforest for a dazzling dining experience the entire family will treasure.
* Generous portions of fabulous food from around the world
* A lively jungle of entertainment
* Waterfalls, rain showers, live parrots, animated apes – and all the sounds of a real jungle!
* Fabulous fiber-optic starscape
* Unusual shopping
Service Type: Casual Dining
Price Range: $$$ ($20-$30 per person) *
Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack
For Priority Seating arrangements, call the Rainforest Cafe directly at
between W Katella Ave and S Harbor Blvrd.
Valero Gas Station & Food Shop
2100 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
Budget Car and Truck Rental
2132 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
Open M-F 7:30am – 6pm
Cars / GPS available
Blue Oval (Car Rental)
2204 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA
Enterprise and Hertz (Van Rental)
225 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA
The initial allotment of tickets for BlizzCon 2009 has now been sold out. If you weren
Nethaera informed Blizzplanet to alert our fans with the following flash news. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale specifically at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, Saturday, May 16.
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Blizzard has announced the official link where to purchase the Blizzcon tickets tomorrow Saturday, May 16. Wish everyone luck to get one of these. Last year, 15,000 tickets were sold out within 15 minutes. The queue system will allow fans to have better and fair chances to purchase tickets without having to reload mindlessly.