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BlizzCon 2009 was held in Anaheim, California August 21st and 22nd 2009.[1]

Tickets went on sale May 16th and another batch were available on May 30th.[2]

The winner of the theme park contest were given the chance to display their work there.[3]

There were StarCraft II beta opportunities there.[4] However, the cards did not come with beta keys.[5]

EventsEdit

Gameplay
The creators of StarCraft II discuss the design process and evolving mechanics of the upcoming real-time-strategy sequel.

Lore
The writers who shape the ever-expanding StarCraft universe bring you up-to-date on the defining characters and events in the interstellar struggle between the Terrans, Protoss, and Zerg.

Art
Join Blizzard Entertainment artists for a discussion about the distinctive art style of the StarCraft universe -- and how that style continues to evolve with the development of StarCraft II.[6]

GamesEdit

Not only was StarCraft II be available, but part of the single-player mission will be playable as well.[7]

TournamentsEdit

Blizzard Logo1 July 30, 2009—BlizzCon Tournament Coverage Streaming

We are pleased to announce that this year, for the first time, all of our streaming tournament coverage for BlizzCon will be available in both high-resolution and low-resolution formats, and you can choose whichever fits your available bandwidth. The BlizzCon website will host one stream featuring StarCraft and Warcraft III events and another dedicated to World of Warcraft. As in previous years, all of this streaming tournament coverage will be provided free of charge. Be sure to tune in to find out which teams and players are the best in the world by visiting the BlizzCon site on August 21 and 22.

To clarify, the tournament coverage streams are free, but to watch panels, see new announcements as they are made, or receive the in-game pet, you will need to order the Pay Per View Internet stream.

Exhibition MapEdit

A 2 vs 2 game of StarCraft II was played and recorded during BlizzCon.[8]

Grab Bag LootEdit

The grab bag will include "noobz", Blizzard-inspired vinyl toys. One is of Jim Raynor.[9]

Fansite Ticket GiveawaysEdit

Several fansites gave away tickets to BlizzCon 2009. Sites included

ReferencesEdit

  1. Medievaldragon. 2009-02-17. Blizzcon 2009 Announced. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2009-02-21.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment staff. 2009-05-05. BlizzCon®2009 tickets on sale May 16th. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-05-16.
  3. Karune. 2009-02-24. Win Beta Keys - Blizzard Theme Park Contest. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-24.
  4. There will be beta key opportunities surrounding BlizzCon as well. More info will revealed in time :) Karune. 2009-08-14. Karune is back!?. Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-08-14.
  5. Webnet. 2009-08-20. Beta Keys at Blizzcon 2009. StarCraft Source. Accessed 2009-08-29.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment staff. BlizzCon Events Info. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-05-16.
  7. Webnet. 2009-08-21. Starcraft 2 Campaign is Playable at Blizzcon 2009. StarCraft Source. Accessed 2009-08-21.
  8. SC2 Exhibition Match. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-09-27.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. Goody Bag Information: Raynor Noob. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-08-21.

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