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BlizzCon 2013 Confirmed

By Pete Haas 2013-01-02 08:55:43 discussion comments
BlizzCon, the convention dedicated to Blizzard Entertainment's games, will be returning this year. Blizzard president and co-founder Mike Morhaime announced on Tuesday that the company will hold a BlizzCon in 2013.

"Happy new year everyone! Hope to see you at #blizzcon 2013," Morhaime tweeted.

BlizzCon is a place for fans of Diablo, StarCraft and WarCraft to meet up. The convention typically features panel events with developers, a costume contest, demos of upcoming games, tournaments, and more. Blizzard generally marks the occasion with a big announcement or two as well.

Blizzard held a BlizzCon on an annual basis from 2007 to 2011. However, they decided against BlizzCon 2012. The reason they cancelled the convention was that they wanted to focus all their attention on finishing Diablo 3, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria and StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. D3 and Pandaria have since been released, while Swarm is currently in closed beta.

The dates for BlizzCon 2013 haven't been announced yet. However, past conventions have taken place in August or October. By that time this year, Swarm will probably be in stores. Blizzard will have plenty of other upcoming games to talk about, though, such as Blizzard DOTA. Perhaps we'll even hear something about Project Titan, their next MMO.

Presumably this year's BlizzCon will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, the site of several past conventions. A couple years back there was a rumor that the convention was moving to Las Vegas, though.
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