BlizzCon is an annual convention held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Since 2005, Blizzard has held their convention here and unveiled major gaming announcements. There is one notable exception. In 2012 and 2006, BlizzCon was not held. Each year that the convention is held it is flocked by thousands of Blizzard fans and tickets usually sell out in minutes. This convention has become a mecca for Blizzard fans. So what is in store for BlizzCon 2013? Well before we can answer that we should take a look at what happened in previous years.
2005: The Burning Crusade was announced
2006: No convention
2007: Wrath of the Lich King was announced
2008: Starcraft II and Diablo III announcements
2009: Cataclysm announcement
2010: Diablo III class announcements
2011: Mists of Pandaria announcement
2012: No convention
It should be made clear at this point that BlizzCon conventions are not just places where new games are announced. This happens, but the convention also hosts competitions, Q & A panels, lore panels, beta testing, and product testing. It is also an open convention that anyone can attend -if you have bought a ticket. However, the biggest pull for fans is gaming announcements. So what will happen in 2013?
BlizzCon will be held November 8-9th and it is expected that during these two days there will be several new announcements for the Blizzard franchises. Before we examine what these possible november announcements are let's look at what the current gaming franchises are.
Warcraft Movie: There is also news that a Warcraft movie is brewing. There is nothing known about the movie other than it has a release date for 2015. Blizzard may unveil an early trailer or give a synopsis to what it is about.
As we have examined so far in this article announcements are key for BlizzCon and I expect that BlizzCon 2013 will make a few headlines. It is likely that we will see a trailer for a new World of Warcraft expansion. It is also likely that there will be Hearthstone and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls launch announcements. Finally, there is always a mystery to BlizzCon. For years they have been working on a top-secret MMO that is designed to replace World of Warcraft. This MMORPG is codenamed Project Titan. It is possible that they could release details or officially announce Project Titan.
November 8th and 9th can't come soon enough!