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BlizzCon is a Blizzard Entertainment-hosted gaming convention.

In late October 2005, Blizzard hosted the first BlizzCon, where information about StarCraft: Ghost was released.[1][2][3][4]

BlizzCon 2005[]

StarCraft: Ghost's multiplayer debuted at BlizzCon 2005.[5]

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A cinematic trailer was shown at BlizzCon; it is a longer version of the trailer shown earlier in the year at E3.[6]

BlizzCon 2007[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2007

On the 12th of April 2007 Blizzard announced that they will be holding a second convention that year. This convention was held on August 3rd 2007.

BlizzCon 2008[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2008

On May 12th, 2008, Blizzard announced their third BlizzCon event gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October 10 and 11. In response to the demand to accommodate more attendees, that year's event expanded from two convention halls to three.[7]

BlizzCon 2009[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2009

BlizzCon 2009 was held in Anaheim, California August 21st and 22nd 2009.[8]

BlizzCon 2010[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2010

BlizzCon 2010 was held in Anaheim, California on Friday October 22nd and Saturday October 23rd, 2010.[9]

BlizzCon 2011[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2011

BlizzCon 2011 was held in Anaheim, California on October 21st and 22nd, 2011.[10]

BlizzCon 2012[]

There was not a BlizzCon 2012, as Blizzard's tight production schedule of Heart of the Swarm, Diablo III and Mists of Pandaria made such an event prohibitive.

BlizzCon 2013[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2013

BlizzCon 2013 was held in Anaheim, California on November 8th and 9th, 2013.[11]

BlizzCon 2014[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2014

BlizzCon 2014 was held at Anaheim, California on November 7th and 8th, 2014.[12]

BlizzCon 2015[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2015

BlizzCon 2015 was held at Anaheim, California on November 6th and 7th, 2015.[13]

BlizzCon 2016[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2016

BlizzCon 2016 will be held at Anaheim, California on November 4th and 5th, 2016.[14]

BlizzCon 2017[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2017

BlizzCon 2017 was held at the Anaheim Convention Center on the 3rd and 4th of November.[15]

BlizzCon 2018[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2018

BlizzCon 2018 was held on the 2nd and 3rd of November at the Anaheim Convention Center.[16]

BlizzCon 2019[]

Main article: BlizzCon 2019

BlizzCon 2019 was held on November 1st/2nd.[17]

BlizzCon 2020[]

BlizzCon will not be held in 2020 due to the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak.[18] A replacement virtual event titled "BlizzConline" was held from February 19-20, in 2021. The event will be free to watch.[19]

References[]

  1. Source: BlizzCon 2005 StarCraft: Ghost information. StarCraft: Ghost introduction. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-08.
  2. BlizzCon 2005 StarCraft: Ghost information. Terran Infantry. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-08.
  3. BlizzCon 2005 StarCraft: Ghost information. Terran Vehicles. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-08.
  4. Source: BlizzCon 2005 StarCraft: Ghost information. Zerg units. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-09-08.
  5. Bryn Williams. 2005-10-28. Blizzcon reveals some awesome LAN action and the Zerg as a playable race. Gamespy. Accessed 2009-05-01.
  6. 2005-05-24. Starcraft Ghost (movies available). Gamers Hell. Accessed 2009-05-04.
  7. 2008-12-05, Blizzcon 2008 Announced. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2008-12-05
  8. Medievaldragon. 2009-02-17. Blizzcon 2009 Announced. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2009-02-21.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment staff. 2010-03-25. BlizzCon® 2010 Announced. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-03-26.
  10. Blizzard Entertainment staff. 2011-02-07. BLIZZCON® 2011 ANNOUNCED Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2011-02-07.
  11. BlizzCon 2013, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2013-10-01
  12. BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2014-05-07
  13. BlizzCon 2015, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2015-03-13
  14. BlizzCon 2016, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2016-04-07
  15. 2017-03-14, BlizzCon 2017 Tickets on Sale in April. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2017-03-16
  16. 2018-04-09, GET READY FOR BLIZZCON® 2018. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2018-04-10
  17. Welcome Back to BlizzCon BlizzCon.com Accessed 5-3-2019
  18. 2020-05-26, AN UPDATE ON BLIZZCON. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2020-05-28
  19. 2020-11-02, Blizzcon Online 2021 Will Be Free For Everyone. GameSpot, accessed on 2020-11-16
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