We’re co-hosting the World of Podcasts Blizzcon Party this year! And lots of other cool people are involved: OpenRaid, Icy-Veins, J!nx, and more! I don’t want to say this party will be huge (but it will be with over 1,000 pre-registrations), or that we have several dedicated bartenders who’ve guaranteed that we can’t run out of drinks (but it’s true)… what I really want to get across is WHY you should ACTUALLY go to this party. It’s unique, informative, and just plain fun. We reserved 4 rooms that have expert panel discussions, a photo booth, fansite-celebrity meet & greets, a fan art exhibit, Hearthstone fireside gatherings, multiple bartenders, and over 300 prizes. The event is totally free.
Thursday, November 6 from 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM PST At the Hilton, 777 W Convention Way (Be sure to sign up, the more accurate the head count, the better we can schedule the right number of bartenders!)
Fan Art Exhibit: All art will be given away as prizes at the end of the night!
WHAT?! Yeah, that’s right. Mr. Robot and I have been curating the art and contacting artists for the past several months, and over 100 artists have donated over 200 pieces of art. And at the end of the night, it’s all going to be given away… for free! We’re not exaggerating this either – it’s all high quality, mounted on backing board, and over half are 11×14 or larger! Here’s a tiny sampling of some of the pieces, all different styles, and all amazing artists:
Green-Screen Photo Booth!
We’re still finalizing the green screen images, but they will be pretty fantastic. The photo area is big, so we can accommodate large groups of people, like your guild meetup! Take a picture (or two or three), it’s totally free! The digital pictures will be ready shortly after Blizzcon (again, totally free). (The artwork in the photo strips to the left are headshots from various art that will be at our exhibit!)
Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings
We’re finalizing the details, but we already have the equipment and a room for Fireside gatherings. Stay tuned as we release more information on the event.
Over 300 Prizes!
- Goodie bags stuffed with surprises
- T-shirt giveaways
- Bilzzard swag
- Jinx! “Faction Bundles” that each contain 3 T-shirts, a hat, a hoodie, some stickers and a key chain.
- Exclusive posters
- Over 200 pieces of fan art
- And more!
And the reason this party got started in the first place: Podcasters & Panelists!
Darrie from OpenRaid and Wil from A Bit of Geek & Nerdery will be MC’ing the event! Get excited, they are both awesome. The panels run 25 minutes long, starting on the hour. And starting on the half hour, also for 25 minutes are Q&A sessions with other experts. The panel discussion tops are:
- Blizzcon predictions
- Warlords engame, from casual to hardcore
- General WoW discussion & guild community
- Content Creation
For a list of participating podcasters, bloggers and other wow fansites, go here.