Insight Editions announced The Art of Blizzard Entertainment book will be exhibited at the Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. It’s the first bookstore to sell this book.

The exhibition will take place at the following address:

Gallery Nucleus (Google Map)
210 E Main St.
Alhambra, California 91801

You can pre-order The Art of Blizzard Entertainment online with FREE Super Saver Shipping (applies to USA shipping only). It ships on January 29, 2013.

Press Release

The Art of Blizzard Entertainment Book Launch and Art Exhibition
January 12, 2013 – February 3, 2013

Opening Reception / Jan 12, 7:00PM – 11:00PM

Gallery Nucleus is excited to announce our first event of 2013, “The Art of Blizzard Entertainment Book Launch and Art Exhibition,” taking place January 12, 2013 – February 3, 2013. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm.

Nucleus will be home to over 50 pieces of artwork from some of your favorite Blizzard games, including an extensive collection of concept art from the Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Warcraft® universes.

A $5 entrance fee will be collected at the door, but cosplay guests get in for FREE!

Guests attending on opening night will be able to participate in a number of games and activities, as well as have an opportunity to receive exclusive posters and other commemorative items.

In addition, Nucleus will be among the first to offer advanced copies of The Art of Blizzard Entertainment book for sale. Supplies will be limited, so guests should come early to secure their copy.

Several of the Blizzard Entertainment artists featured in the book will be in attendance giving painting demos, signing books, and meeting with attendees.

This event is a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at Blizzard’s creative process and to connect with the talented artists who help bring the company’s game universes to life.

The Art of Blizzard Entertainment – Description

Over the past two decades, Blizzard Entertainment has had a tremendous impact on the world of games and global pop culture. From its humble beginnings as a three-person console-game development studio in 1991 to the creation of the blockbuster Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard has a history of crafting stunning worlds of science fiction and fantasy. The company’s distinctive gameplay and storytelling styles have captivated an international audience numbering in the tens of millions whose passion cannot be quelled.

Twenty years after Blizzard opened its doors, the company’s World of Warcraft® boasts the title of the world’s most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, and the studio is widely recognized as one of the leaders in creatively driven game development.

An epic volume of art and behind-the-scenes insights, The Art of Blizzard® celebrates the studio’s genesis by examining the creative forces behind these games and showcasing their artistry through more than 700 pieces of concept art, paintings, and sketches. Commentary on the art is provided by Blizzard Entertainment’s own Nick Carpenter, Sam Didier, and Chris Metzen, who’ve each played important roles in shaping Blizzard’s game universes over the years.

Height: 12.8″ (32.512 cm)
Width: 9.2″ (23.368 cm)
Depth: 1.0″ (2.54 cm)
Pages: 376
Features: Hardcover