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Starcraftwire.net Challenge: StarCraft Comic Book Poster Giveaway

Our sister site StarCraftWire.net has a challenge. Can you stand up to following each step to win a StarCraft Comic Book poster or even one signed by Chris Metzen and Micky Neilson? Read the full details.

Every week new posters will be given away. Make sure to check out Blizzplanet’s giveaways too.

Starcraft Comic Book Fans Chat

I have the pleasure to inform fans that DC Comics will address our questions about the upcoming StarCraft Comic Book by Wildstorm Comics. It is satisfying to say the least, considering it has not officially been announced via press release. This is kind of a last minute call to all fans who are looking forward to this comic book. Please, submit your questions for our exclusive Q&A with DC Comics. As a lore fan myself, I always strive to deliver fans’ questions to the writers and developers on your behalf. You have awaited a decade to see this project become a reality. This is your opportunity to get a sneak peek in advance.

Simply enter your username and type your question. Press the Send button to submit your questions. I will be able to read them later on my end.  If you wish to talk live about the comic book, I will be online on Tuesday, February 3rd around 4pm EST (-5GMT – New York), 12pm (California), 10pm (Paris). More below …

2009 NY Comic Con: Chris Metzen and Micky Neilson Update

imageAll Blizzard games fans attending the New York Comic Con should come to the Simon & Schuster booth 1402 (Level 3 – Exhibit Hall) at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City (655 West 34th Street). Chris Metzen and Micky Neilson will be booksigning on Saturday, February 7th from 1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Bring your Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo books, or buy them at the booth. I will be interviewing them at the booth earlier at 1pm if you wish to stop by.

For an interactive map go here and click Facility Overview, then choose the Level 3 Exhibit Hall option. Ticket Registrations here.

You can submit questions based on the pocket books below or email them here.

New York Comic Con: Chris Metzen Q&A

The video interview is now live. You can find it here.

Original story
I will be bringing coverage of the New York Comic Con through February 6-8 where I will meet editors from Tokyopop, Pocket Star Books and DC Comics. Of heavier interest to you, I will interview Chris Metzen (VP of Creative Design, Blizzard) and Micky Neilson (Senior Writer/Voice Director, Blizzard) to discuss details of Starcraft II, Diablo III and World of Warcraft pocket books lore. It’s a pleasure to interview someone I am a personal fan of, the same month Blizzplanet turns six years old.

The plan is to have this interview with the Thundergod on video for your viewing pleasure. Representing the ScrollsofLore community, Omacron will co-host the interview with me. However, this has rapidly become a communities-wide effort with support from other fansites.

Questions will also be gathered by our friendly community sites: WorldofWar.net, StarcraftWire.net, Diii.net, WoWInsider, ScrollsofLore, and WoW-Hungary.

Would you want your questions to be included into this interview? Would you love your questions to be answered by Chris Metzen, the Thundergod himself?  Feel free to submit your questions by posting a comment below. (Registration required) or submit it by email.

A Satisfied Blizzplanet Razer Glathius Mat Contest Winner

Another Blizzplanet Contest Winner has received his prize by mail and shares with us how satisfied he feels with the Razer Glathius Mat won through our recent contest. This is what Jawbreaker @ Maelstrom (known as Gurtogg Bloodboil) had to say:

Jawbreaker @ Maelstrom: Got the Razer Glathius Mat in the mail today. It is pretty sweet and handles like a dream. Thanks for the contest !

Medievaldragon: How does the Razer Glathius Mat compares with your old mouse pad or previous ones you have used in the past?

Jawbreaker @ Maelstrom: It is actually pretty smooth.  The mouse glides with greater ease now, and it is soft to the touch. Those microfibers are doing their job !

Blizzplanet Database Update #3

I have focused most of the couple of days in fixing the redirections from the old URL paths to the new ones. As of 3am, I have been now adding World of Warcraft Classic pages one by one into the new system. The WoW right menu is now populated. Some links there are still broken, but don’t worry, I will be working on this throughout the day. I will keep updating this post throughout the day by changing the status from offline to online on the list below:

  • Warcraft Timeline (online)

  • WoW In-Game Books (online)
  • The WoW Easter Eggs database (online)
  • Burning Crusade Easter Eggs (online)
  • Ancients (online)
  • Titans (offline)
  • Loa Gods (online)
  • Dragon Aspects (online)
  • WoW Story Arcs (online)

Look around through the right menu, and get used to how the content is being organized so that you can find your way easily in the future when you wish to find a reference for a friend or for a forum topic. My focus now is to make sure the WoW Section is back online in full in the next couple of days and that the redirections are working to allow the wikis to redirect to the appropriate corresponding page.

2009 New York Comic Con: Viral Vids

New York Comic Con hype is getting at many fans throughout the nation with all the geeky stuff going on.  Not just Blizzard stuff with the new Tokyopop Warcraft Mangas (World of Warcraft: Death Knight, Warcraft Legends Vol. 4, Untitled Mage Manga), the DC Unlimited WoW Action Figures and Pocket Star Books (WoW: Arthas, Starcraft: The Dark Templar, Twilight). It’s also that other side of gamers and geeks that love comic books as well.

After the Skrull Invasion (Marvel Comics) now comes the Dark Reign status quo with Norman Osborn as leader replacing IronMan and the defunct S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. Norman Osborn is now the man with rumors of the creation of the Dark Illuminati (Dr. Doom, Loki, Emma Frost, Namor) and War of Kings swinging its way with the Kree Empire’s new ruler: Black Bolt (Inhumans) clashing with the Sh’iar Emperor Vulcan (Gabriel Summers).

The New York Comic Con will be huge with Marvel showcasing these two status quo panels at the event. Are you coming to New York Comic Con? Whether for Comics groove or Blizzard jammin’ products? Tickets to the event can be ordered here.

The New York Comic Con will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Midtown Manhattan. The Javits Center is located at 655 West 34th Street overlooking the Hudson River. A little tip … come wearing jeans and tennis. It’s a lot of walking inside the Javits center with 675,000 square feet of exhibition space and over 8,000 people.

Below are some Viral Vids promoting the event.

2009 New York Comic Con: Are you Going? Chris Metzen is Coming !!!


Chris Metzen

The New York Comic Con is barely 3 weeks away (February 6-8) and I am starting to get excited. I went there last year and met Richard A. Knaak for the first time, met Marco Palmieri (Pocket Star Books), Susan Hale (Tokyopop) and some of the Tokyopop editors. It’s always fun to meet Anna Maria Mannino (Upper Deck). Sadly, Upper Deck, Fantasy Flight Games and Sideshow Collectibles aren’t coming this year to the New York Comic Con. I got confirmation from them and have kept contact with various companies and writers a month in advance.


Jim Lee

On the bright side, Keith R.A. DeCandido (Starcraft Ghost: Nova) and Jim Lee (World of Warcraft Comic Book, Wildstorm) are coming to the event. Tokyopop, Pocket Star Books and DC Comics are confirmed to be at the event as exhibitors. The most important reason for all fans to come down to the New York Comic Con is sort of an exclusive not many know about—Legendary Chris Metzen (Blizzard’s Vice-President of Creative Design) is book signing at the Pocket Star Books booth (# 1402). Chris Metzen is also autographing at the DC Comics booth at certain hours. I will provide a full schedule once it becomes available.

DC Comics, Inc.  booth 1641
Pocket Star Books   booth 1402
Tokyopop booth booth 1621

Make sure to bring your Blizzard novels and comic books and a camera. As I was writing this post, I just got confirmation from Pocket Star Books that I will be interviewing Chris Metzen. Feel free to submit your lore or development questions for him (any game IP) by posting here; or emailing me here.

Jim Lee will be signing World of Warcraft comic books on Friday, February 6th 3:00

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