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New York Comic Con 2012: Blizzard Entertainment Panel Schedule

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, New York Comic Con 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

New York Comic Con tickets are now sold out. All New York Comic Con attendees should read this schedule to get a sneak peek at upcoming Blizzard books and toys. Share with friends in social networks and forums.

Blizzplanet’s Medievaldragon will be attending Friday and Saturday to live blog. Stay tuned for photos and video. Note: Wear a hoodie, jacket, and gloves. Starting yesterday, temperature dropped at 43-50 in NYC.

Check out our New York Comic Con Floor Map

Blizzard Entertainment Publishing Panel

Blizzard Entertainment Publishing is holding a panel at the 2012 New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 13 between 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

This panel is taking place at Room 1A14. Learn what’s happening in the world of Blizzard books with panelists Michael Stackpole (science fiction and fantasy author), Micky Neilson (Blizzard Publishing Lead), and Dave Kosak (World of Warcraft Lead Quest Designer).

They will be unveiling a brand new World of Warcraft novel in 2013. Get in-depth with the storylines and quests that continues to drive the largest MMO in the world! Plus, have a chance to chat with the creative minds behind the Blizzard publishing program.

Blizzard & UDON Panel

On Friday, October 12th between 7:45pm – 8:45pm — Blizzard and UDON will reveal details of an upcoming Blizzard-themed TRIBUTE art book and contest. Visit Room 1A06.

DC Entertainment – World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria Graphic Novel Signing

Micky Neilson and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway will be signing copies of the DC World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria graphic novel.

Friday, October 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
DC Booth #1238

Blizzard Licensed Products Booths

  • Insight Editions: Get a sneak peek at The Art of Blizzard, an upcoming book which offers an exclusive look at the ideas and imagery that have defined over 20 years of Blizzard gaming. Booth #1882

  • Mega Bloks: NYCC attendees will be treated to an in-depth look at the making of the Mega Bloks World of Warcraft toys and a sneak peek at the winter line up! Mega Bloks will also be giving away a limited number of Chen Stormstout posters and Chen figures. Booth #1206

  • Simon & Schuster: Looking for more Blizzard universe lore? A library of World of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft novels will be available for purchase at the Simon & Schuster booth. Booth #829

Alternative Booths/Artists Details

Legendary Entertainment – booth # 1620
Brom Art – booth # 2437
Mark Evans (World of Warcraft TCG artist) – table I12
Walter Simonson (DC Comics World of Warcraft) – table # S2
Ryan Benjamin & Sean “Cheeks” Galloway – Artists Alley (north pavillion) – table # G2

PAYPAL Booth #3033

DOWNLOAD the New York Comic Con Mobile App to setup your event planner.

Source: Battle.net

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New York Comic Con: 2012 WCG USA National Finals Oct 12-14

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in New York Comic Con 2012, StarCraft 2 News

Attention all New York Comic Con attendees: The 2012 WCG USA National Finals will take place this year at the 2012 New York Comic Con through October 12-14th at Hall 3B. Add this page to your “My Show Planner” mobile account. Download the mobile app here.

Attendees are invited to try out gaming on the Samsung Notebook Series 7 gamer demo stations at booth #1839. There will be giveaways too.

Come see the top gamers in America compete for a spot on Team USA to compete at the 2012 WCG Global Finals in Kunshan, China.

VIP Party

The WCG will be hosting a Player/VIP party on Saturday, October 13 at Lucky Strike Lanes across the street from New York Comic Con. The only way to enter this Player/VIP party is to private message WCG on Facebook for tickets.


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Samsung and Wargaming Team Up for the World Cyber Games at New York Comic Con

NEW YORK, NY – October 3, 2012 – World Cyber Games Inc. (WCG) officially announced that Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc. and Wargaming will be featured partners of the WCG 2012 USA National Finals.  The WCG USA 2012 USA National Finals will be held at New York Comic Con at the Javits Center from October 11-14, 2012. The top professional and competitive gamers that qualified online through the WCG 2012 USA online qualifiers (http://us.wcg.com) will compete live on-stage during the show to determine which 14 players will represent Team USA at the WCG Global Finals to be held in Kunshan, China from November 29 to December 2, 2012.  Gamers will be competing in Wargaming’s World of Tanks and other official WCG titles including StarCraft® II:  Wings of Liberty™, FIFA 12, and Cross Fire®

The New York Comic Con (http://newyorkcomiccon.com) is the event host of the WCG 2012 USA National Finals.  New York Comic Con attracted over 105,000 attendees in 2011, easily making it the second largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the United States and the largest on the East Coast.  The New York Comic Con attracts attendees from around the globe and nearly every state in the nation to celebrate the latest and greatest in the world of popular culture, comic books, video games, and technology.

At the WCG 2012 USA National Finals, the top U.S. professional gamers and New York Comic Con attendees will be able to play World of Tanks on the ultimate laptop for gaming enthusiasts – the Samsung Series 7 Gamer.  Designed with feedback from passionate PC gamers in mind, the award-winning Series 7 Gamer sports a top-of-the-line feature set including a 17.3-inch full HD LCD display, high quality Dolby® Home Theater® surround sound, rich NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics and a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor.  These provide gamers with a rich, immersive audio and visual experience, virtually flawless playback no matter how fast the game’s action and unrivalled speed right from the start.

Wargaming’s World of Tanks is a globally popular team-based massively multiplayer online game dedicated to armored warfare of the mid-20th century and an official game title of WCG.  Show attendees can throw themselves into epic online tank battles to fight shoulder to shoulder with other steel cowboys to dominate the world with the sheer power of tank supremacy and refined tactical thinking.  The arsenal includes more than 160 armored vehicles from United States, Germany, France, the Soviet Union and Britain carefully detailed with historical accuracy.

“Samsung is really excited to be a part of yet another World Cyber Games,” said Matt Crocker, product marketing manager for mobile computing, Samsung Electronics America, the WCG 2012 Worldwide sponsor.  “Samsung has a long history with the gaming community and our Series 7 Gamer was specifically designed with their needs in mind.  When putting it into its gaming mode, the Series 7 Gamer takes it to the next level with a turbocharged processor as well as optimized graphics and sound for a truly immersive gaming experience.”

“We’re extremely happy to be at New York Comic Con with WCG,” said Jeremy Monroe, General Manager at Wargaming America.  “We look forward to working with them even more in the future as we expand our eSports activities for World of Tanks and beyond.”

In addition to finals competitions which will be played live on stage on the Series 7 Gamer and streamed live for viewers at home on http://www.twitch.tv/wcgusa, the WCG USA (Booth #1839) will hold daily gaming contests, giveaways, and free-to-play gaming areas featuring the latest Samsung products and Wargaming’s World of Tanks for show attendees.  A second live stream presented by Samsung will also be made available to those following the competitions at home that will cover exciting announcements, show activities, gamer interviews, and special guests.

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Blizzplanet Gearing Up for New York Comic Con 2012

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Diablo 3 News, New York Comic Con 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

I’m thrilled to attend the 2012 New York Comic Con through October 11-14, and hope many of our visitors living around New York City take their backpack, cameras and embark into the adventure too.

So far, I have found online some of the Blizzard Entertainment developers and related projects in attendance. I’ll share the schedules as soon as they become available.

  • Micky Neilson (Blizzard Publishing Lead, World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria)
  • Gerald Brom (Diablo III: Book of Cain artist)
  • Walter Simonson (DC Comics World of Warcraft) – table # S2
  • Ryan Benjamin & Sean “Cheeks” Galloway – Artists Alley (north pavillion) – table # G2
  • Mark Evans (World of Warcraft TCG artist) – table I12

BOOTHS

These are the booths Blizzard fans should always have in their event planner schedule and visit:

  • DC Entertainment – booth # 1238
  • Brom Art – booth # 2437
  • Diamond Comics – booth #2056 (distributor of DC Unlimited World of Warcraft, StarCraft action figures)
  • Insight Editions (The Art of Blizzard) – booth # 1882
  • Legendary Entertainment – booth # 1620
  • MEGA BRANDS – booth # 1206
  • Rubie’s Costumes Co. (World of Warcraft costumes) – booth # 1865
  • Simon & Schuster – booth # 829
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PAX 2012: NEW Razer Blade For $2499 – Better CPU and GPU

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Diablo 3 News, PAX 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan announced a NEW Razer Blade Gaming Laptop (17.3-Inch) will launch at the end of September 2012.

Min-Liang Tan said at PAX 2012 the old Razer Blade’s estimated 30-day inventory sold out in … only 30 minutes — and that was when the laptop had a lesser graphic card spec than the Alienware and ASUS competitors.

The Razer Blade is the thinnest laptop in the world with only .88 inches thickness. The Switchblade UI allows players to customize the 10 Dynamic Adaptive Tactile Keys, and the Multi-Touch LCD Track-Panel.

The old Razer Blade is still available at Amazon.

But why pay $2799 for the old one?

The NEW Razer Blade contains the Intel Core i7 Quad-Core 3rd Generation processor. Intel hasn’t even announced this CPU yet. An NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M which is the standard high-end GPU in the Alienware M17X and ASUS G75VW BBK5.

Razer benchmarked the NEW Razer Blade against these two known Gaming Laptops, and they performed equally in terms of average FPS while playing Diablo III, Battlefield 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The NEW Razer Blade still has the 17.3″ LED Backlit (1920×1080 Full HD), the custom-made ultra-slim power supply and the Switchblade UI.

Ultra-portable form factor: All aluminum chasis, 0.88″ thin, 6.6lbs weight.

It now has a 64GB SSD + 500GB HDD Hybrid-drive. This hybrid drive intelligently learns which files you access more often, and automatically transfers those files to the 64GB SSD as sort of a cache to speed up the launch of those files and programs. Two times the space and three times the speed of traditional hard drives.

It has now three USB 3.0 ports, a dual-band WiFi modem (2.4GHz/5GHz) — better range, less interference and faster speeds.

The Switchblade UI applications are insane. You can watch YouTube videos in the small LCD viewer, can take screenshots and view the thumbnail galleries within the Multi-Touch LCD viewer on the keyboard, and click a facebook button to automatically upload the screenshot without leaving the game (nor going to the desktop).

The NEW Razer Blade is basically the same size and weight as the old model, has better CPU, GPU and RAM — but instead of having a bigger price, it is now only $2499 — down from $2799. That’s three hundred bucks cheaper.

There is a second NEW Razer Blade model at only $2,299. Both Razer Blade models can be pre-ordered here and ships in 30 days (October 1).

Owners of the Old Razer Blade will have the benefit of paying $500 less for the NEW Razer Blade. Pretty cool for upgrading, or to keep the new one and gifting the old one to a friend or family, or those who plan to sell the old one.

Watch Min-Liang unveiling the NEW Razer Blade at PAX 2012:

    The new Razer Blade: The Beauty is Now the Beast.

    Imagine the performance of a traditional high performance gaming luggable but in an ultra-portable form factor.

    The new Razer Blade now comes packed with extreme levels of performance – featuring a future 3rd Generation Intel Quad Core Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX660M, 8GB 1600Mhz RAM, three USB 3.0 ports, and a 64GB SSD/500GB HDD hybrid drive. This beast will run next-gen games wherever you go.

    Despite rivaling the performance of most powerful gaming laptops out there, the new Razer Blade is half their thickness at 0.88″ thin, and half their weight at only 6.6lbs. Plus, the Switchblade UI lets you customize to your play style in ways you never could before with all new applications for games like Skyrim, BF3, TF2, and more. Or you can watch YouTube on it while waiting to respawn. Your choice.

Processor

  • Future platform with 3rd Generation
  • Intel® Core™ Processor

Chipset

  • Intel® HM77 Express Chipset

Memory

  • 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz

    Storage

    • 500GB 7200RPM HDD (Primary Storage)
    • 64GB SATA III SSD with NVELO
    • Dataplex™ Software (Cache Acceleration)

    Graphics and Video

    • Integrated Intel® GMA HD – Mobile Mode
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M 2GB GDDR5
    • VRAM with NVIDIA Optimus™ Technology

    Display

    • 17.3” Full HD 16:9 Ratio, 1920×1080
    • LED Backlit

    Additional Features

    • Razer™ Switchblade User Interface
    • Razer™ Anti-Ghosting Keyboard
    • Razer™ Synapse 2.0 Enabled
    • Built-in HD Webcam (2.0MP)
    • Built-in Speakers
    • Integrated Digital 7.1 Surround Audio Support (via HDMI 1.4) Dolby® Home Theater® v4 Audio
    • 1x HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output
    • 3x USB 3.0
    • 1x 3.5mm Audio Microphone/Headphone
    • Combo Jack
    • 1x Kensington Lock

      Power

      • Integrated 60Wh Battery
      • Compact AC Adapter (120Watt)

      Communications

      • 1x Gigabit Ethernet Port
      • 1x Integrated Intel Wi-Fi 802.11 A/G/N
      • 1x Integrated Bluetooth® 4.0

      Size and Weight

      • Width: 16.81 inches (42.7cm)
      • Depth: 10.90 inches (27.7cm)
      • Height: 0.88 inches (2.24cm)
      • Weight: 6.6 pounds (2.99kg)

      Operating System

      • Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

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SDCC 2012: Blizzplanet’s Art of Blizzard Cocktail Party Winner Photos

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Some of Blizzplanet’s twenty “Art of Blizzard Cocktail Party” ticket winners sent a couple of photos to share with our community.

Here are some of the comments and feedback from attendees:

I had a blast at the party with being able to see the work created by Blizzard’s artists up close and personal. It was great also talking to the artists of Blizzard — especially Sam Didier who had some fun stories from working at Blizzard; and starting out as an artist. I do wish though that everyone wore name tags so we knew who was from Blizzard, who was a contest winner, and so forth. The food was a little bit too fancy for me; but was still very good! Overall I had a great time and the swag bags were awesome; and thank you for choosing me as one of the winners!” — Eric Schultz

Joshua had the awesome opportunity to meet Blizzard SVP of Creative Design Chris Metzen and take home a photo for posterity.

All the attendees took home a swag bag full of cool Blizzard stuff:

Dezzen and a friend at the Art of Blizzard Cocktail Party: “I really enjoyed myself. It was a night I will always think back on fondly. ”

Were you one of the SDCC 2012 Blizzard Panel and/or Art of Blizzard Cocktail Party attendees? Got photos or video? Send it our way to post in the front page.

Brian Jaye sent us photos of the Blizzard panel, the Art of Blizzard exhibition and the cocktail party.

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SDCC 2012: Day Two

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Some photos are starting to show up with Blizzard developers signing at the Insight Editions booth. Chris Metzen and Samwise Didier were signing The Art of Blizzard posters and books. Like it at the Insight Editions facebook.

Crave Online interviewed Sam Raimi at San Diego Comic Con. Raimi revealed he’s no longer the director of the World of Warcraft film. After he committed to direct “Oz, the Great and Powerful”, Blizzard decided to move forward with other plans for the film. The Warcraft film is still in development until further notice.

Brand ambassador Christina Sims interviews Christie Golden, author of World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, about her latest book and writing in general!

USAOPOLY Risk: StarCraft ships on September 1. It contains 330 custom pieces featuring StarCraft units.

Blizzard previewed the unpainted Sideshow Collectibles Diablo III Statue prototype. It looks awesome.

Looks like the “The Art of Blizzard” Cocktail Party seems was fun. What were the devs drinking? Who knows. Cowboy Jim Raynor would certainly have taken Tequila down the intake. Toast!

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SDCC 2012: Day One

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Day One at the San Diego Comic Con is pretty hot with the upcoming 2012-2013 Blizzard licensed products showcased for the world to see.

Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles has once more left me jaw-dropped with the unveiling of three statues: Diablo as you see him in ACT IV in Leah’s body, Arthas, and a new Tychus Findlay statue. Awesome … awesome!

For your knowledge, Sideshow announced a giveaway of this Diablo Statue. It ends on August 13th. Hurry up and participate in this Diablo III Statue Giveaway

Cryptozoic Entertainment

Cryptozoic Entertainment Christina Sims (beautiful BlizzCon cosplayer: Marry me!) gives fans a quick tour through San Diego Comic Con and some of the TCG / Board Game licensees’ booths. She will be posting a few videos throughout the weekend.

IDW Publishing

Transformers: Autocracy co-author Chris Metzen and Livio Ramondelli (artist) at the IDW booth. Photo by: Tiffany T. Wong

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Pre-SDCC 2012 Previews

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in SDCC 2012, World of Warcraft News

The Cryptozoic Store is ready to open its doors near the San Diego Convention Center. Scott Gaeta (Chief Operating Officer) gives you a tour throughout the store to learn in advance where to hang out to play some of the TCG and board games they will be showcasing. For more details on the Thur-Sun schedule check out this page.

Yesterday, MEGA BLOKS unveiled a gallery of the World of Warcraft Fall 2012 Sets. Check them out here.

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SDCC 2012: Blizzplanet Wants Your Christie Golden Questions

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

One of the Blizzplanet’s Art of Blizzard Exhibition & Cocktail Party ticket winners will represent us at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. She will bring photos and video of the Blizzard panel.

We’d like to gather questions from our visitors to ask Christie Golden about the upcoming World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, and StarCraft II: Flashpoint.

Post your questions at the following Blizzplanet forum thread.

Product Descriptions

Read the product description, excerpt and pre-order links.

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SDCC 2012: Blizzard Entertainment Licensed Products Schedule

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Blizzard Entertainment Product Showcase Panel

Thursday, July 12
Room 6BCF
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Book Signings

On Friday, July 13 between 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. visit the Insight Editions Booth # 1035 for the book signing of Art of Blizzard. Meet Chris Metzen and Sam Didier there.

New York Times bestselling author, Christie Golden, will be at the Blizzard Product Showcase Panel, but you might have a closer one-on-one experience with the author at two signing events:

  • Thursday, July 12 (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119

  • Thursday, July 12 (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
    Cryptozoic Store
    411 Market Street, San Diego

On Saturday, July 14 head over to the Insight Editions Booth #1035. New York Times Bestselling authors Micky Neilson, Flint Dille and Matt Burns will be there signing copies of Diablo III: Book of Cain between 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m.

Booth Highlights

Insight Editions booth # 1035 will feature a sneak peek of the upcoming The Art of Blizzard book, which offers an exclusive look at the ideas and imagery that have defined some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games.

DK Publishing Booth #2913 will feature the Brady Games World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Strategy Guide. Drop in for a discount promotional code you can use to buy it when on release date.

Sideshow Collectibles Booth #1929 will have a special treat for fans. Check out sculptures featuring characters from the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, including the latest terrifying figure from Diablo III, to be revealed during the Blizzard Product Showcase panel.

Samwise Didier Autograph & Art

Hail noble Pack of the Storm!

The Panda King will be hosting an artistic extravaganza at the San Diego Comic-Con, July 12-15th. Samwise, who is writing this in third person, will be offering an array of personal and work related art prints as well as original #2 pencil Portraits of Power. As per usual, weapons, skulls and ale will be accepted as offerings and tributes to his royal Panda-ness. Details of table location and examples of the prints are located below.

See you next week loyal pack mates.

Samwise

http://www.comic-con.org/

http://www.artofsamwise.com/collections/all

Tricia Helfer

Non-Blizzard related, but Tricia Helfer (StarCraft II Kerrigan) just posted on Twitter she will be at the San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 12 at the Battlestar Galactica Reunion between 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.

On Friday at the Tron Uprising panel betwee 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Tricia is also signing on Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Tricia will be signing on Saturday between 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Hermes Press booth #1821.

Plenty of chances for you to catch up. Just watch your back. You can never truly trust Kerrigan.

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Christie Golden @ 2012 San Diego Comic Con

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Christie Golden confirmed she will attend the 2012 San Diego Comic Con through Thursday, Friday and Saturday. She’s definitely a guest at the Blizzard Merchandise panel where the team will unveil the 2012-2013 licensed product line-up on Thursday, July 12th at 2:15pm — Room 6BCF.

Later, the same Thursday between 7pm – 8pm, Christie Golden is a guest at the Cryptozoic Entertainment store located offsite at 441 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101. You can find the Cryptozoic Store schedule here. Cryptozoic is organizing a World of Warcraft TCG Lootapalooza on Sunday, July 15th 3:00 pm. (Google Map)


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There’s a book signing event on Saturday, July 14th at the San Diego Comic Con where Christie Golden will be a guest. I’ll update when she gets the schedule.

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2012 San Diego Comic Con: Sideshow Collectibles to Unveil Diablo Statue

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012

Sideshow Collectibles and Blizzard Entertainment will unveil the prototype of the upcoming Diablo Statue at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con. Attendees will find it at booth # 1929.

Follow the link to sign up to the newsletter for future updates. An SDCC attendee? Check out our listing of booths to visit for Blizzard licensed products.

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San Diego Comic Con 2012: Blizzard Entertainment Schedule

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

This year, Blizzard Entertainment is holding another panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2012 (SDCC) with a round of licensed-product companies showcasing their upcoming product line-ups. I’d assume the following companies will be in this panel: Mega Bloks, Gallery Books, DC Comics, Sideshow Collectibles, J!NX. Christie Golden is confirmed to be at this panel on Thursday, Friday and she will also be signing books on Saturday.

The panel will take place on Thursday, July 12th at 2:15pm – Room 6BCF.

Schedule

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Blizzard Entertainment Product Showcase— Love Diablo, World of Warcraft and StarCraft? Join Chris Metzen (Blizzard Entertainment SVP, story and franchise development) and a team of esteemed guests as we reveal never-before-seen licensed products and plans for 2012/2013. Talk to the designers, writers and artists themselves as we dig into Mega Bloks, novels, comics, statues and more. Panel and Q&A session moderated by Kat Hunter (host of Blizzcon coverage on DIRECTV). Room 6BCF

 

Chris Metzen and Flint Dille recently wrote the Transformers: Autocracy online comic book # 1-12. If you are into Transformers, visit him at the IDW / Hasbro panel:

10:00pm – 11:00pm IDW & Hasbro— Join senior editor John Barber (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), editor Carlos Guzman, and Hasbro’s director of global publishing Michael Kelly reveal secrets and upcoming plans for Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and more. A new Transformers series will be announced-as well as a new license. Panelists include Larry Hama (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Chris Metzen (Transformers: Autocracy), Flint Dille (Transformers: Autocracy), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers: Autocracy), Andrew Griffith (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), Brendan Cahill (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), Mike Costa (G.I. Joe: Cobra), plus surprise guests! Room 9

Booths You Shouldn’t Miss

Samwise Didier (Blizzard Senior Art Director) will be signing artwork at booth # DD-09 at the Artists’ Alley.

Insight Editions may be found at booth # 1035. The book will ship in October 10th, but SDCC attendees can buy and take home the “Art of Blizzard“.

Mega Bloks is exhibiting at booth # 3947 — they plan to launch several World of Warcraft sets this Summer. Chances are they might showcase some of them here.

Sideshow Collectibles can be found at booth # 1929 — there’s a possibility they might have a prototype of the World of Warcraft: Arthas polystone statue.

Last year, Blizzplanet had coverage of Blizzard Swag panel held at the San Diego Comic Con 2011. You should check it out to find out what to expect this year.

Blizzard / Insight Editions Art of Blizzard Art Exhibition & Cocktail Party

At least 20 Blizzplanet visitors will attend San Diego Comic Con taking home one of our tickets courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment and Insight Editions. If you are an SDCC attendee, we recommend you to participate in our current giveaway which ends on Wednesday, July 4th. Hurry up!

Floor Map

An attendee? You might want to take a look at the SDCC floor Map. (PDF) Or get your mobile prepared with SDCC My Schedule.

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GDC 2012: Blizzard Careers Wants You

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Diablo 3 News, GDC 2012 San Francisco, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

All of our visitors currently browsing their iPad / iPhone / other mobile device from GDC 2012 San Francisco: Make a U-turn and head to the Career Pavillion booth CP1402 & CP1408.

The Slaughtered Calf Inn booth currently has

  • Engineers – Technical Director, Brian Fitzgerald
  • Lead Console Engineer Norbert Szabo
  • Lead Content Designer, Kevin Martens
  • Senior Producer, Julia Humphreys

The latter developers wish to chat with producers & designers. Keith Self-Ballard, Environment Art Manager (Next-Gen MMO team) is currently reviewing portfolios.

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Mega Bloks: Live with Thrall at 2012 New York Toy Fair featuring the Brickshow

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Toy Fair 2012 New York, World of Warcraft News

Mega Bloks Brand and Community Managers talk about the Channel Your Inner Thrall Contest, The new World of Warcraft Product line and a fan perspective from special guests Jason and Stephen from the Brickshow.

The winner of the Channel Your Inner Thrall contest will take home a life-size Mega Bloks Doomhammer. The same seen wrapped on the huge Mega Bloks Thrall statue displayed at BlizzCon 2011 and 2012 Toy Fair New York.

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Blizzplanet @ Toy Fair 2012 : Insight Editions Showing Diablo III: Book of Cain

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Diablo 3 News, Toy Fair 2012 New York

Insight Editions is exhibiting at the 2012 Toy Fair New York Show at booth # 5846. I finally met the Insight Editions publicity manager Carlie DeMelo. The recent Blizzplanet Diablo III: Book of Cain giveaway international winners will get their copies this week courtesy of Carlie. The box arrives here on Feb 13.

Toy Faire attendees can ask Carlie or any representative there to show the Diablo III: Book of Cain. They are showcasing it there. Browse the pages, and ask questions. They will kindly assist you.

The Art of Blizzard is in development. It’s a collection of top-notch artwork developed by the Blizzard Entertainment Art Team. There’s more coming from Insight Editions in Fall 2012. Keep an eye on this publisher.

Visit Insight Editions website.

Check out our recent Diablo III: Book of Cain review to see an 8-pages preview.

Insight Editions Booth Gallery