BlizzCon ® 2013: Visit the Community Corner

BlizzCon ® 2013: Visit the Community Corner

Come by and check out our Community Booth. You’ll get to meet the Blues, Devs, and maybe even get some cool swag! We’ll be waiting for you between halls B and C. Don’t forget to also check in at the Meeting Stone and the Tournament area nearby.

Check out what each game is doing below:

World Of Warcraft

Those who stop by and show us your check-in to BlizzCon on Facebook or Foursquare will be able to get a free World of Warcraft T-Shirt* or you can show us a tweet of a BlizzCon photo using a specific hashtag (that we’ll share with you at the booth) to get a free Warcraft hat*.

You'll also want to stop by the booth to meet with World of Warcraft developers at the following times:

Friday, November 8

  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Senior Game Designer Brian Holinka
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton, Senior Game Designer Jonathan LeCraft
  • 4:30- 5:15 p.m. - Lead Systems Designer Greg Street
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. - Lead Encounter Designer Ion Hazzikostas and Lead Software Designer Patrick Dawson

Saturday, November 9

  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lead Software Engineer (UI) Tom Thompson, Software Engineer (UI) Jacob Segal, Associate Software Engineer (UI) Bea Metitiri
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Lead Narrative Designer Dave Kosak, Lead Quest Designer Craig Amai

*While supplies last. Photos must be of BlizzCon activities and events and of good quality to be eligible to receive a hat. Determination of photo quality and criteria are at the discretion of the staff members at the Community Corner booth.

StarCraft II

Throughout the convention, StarCraft Community Managers Cloaken, Aldrexus, Traysent, Spyrian, and Kaivax will be coming and going, hoping to meet and chat with you. We'll have some PCs where you can log-in and prove that you hit Masters League last season, and who knows? -- maybe a pickup game will break out.

We've asked StarCraft II developers, pro players, and community personalities to come to the booth whenever they have a chance, so it might be the only place at BlizzCon 2013 where you could grab a quick picture between Day[9] and David Kim! Don't forget that all sorts of eSports people will have 2013 WCS Trading Card booster packs to give away at BlizzCon. The Community Booth may be a great place to add to your collection.

Keep an eye on our StarCraft Twitter feed for real-time updates on the booth throughout BlizzCon.

You'll also want to stop by the booth to meet with StarCraft II developers at the following times:

Friday, November 8

  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Senior Game Designer David Kim

Saturday, November 9

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Production Director Chris Sigaty
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Game Director Dustin Browder
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Senior Art Director Sam Didier

Diablo III

Throughout the show, different members of the Diablo® III development team will be swinging by the Community Corner. Got a question related to itemization? Want to learn more about the Crusader? Perfect! This is an awesome chance to sit down and chat with some of the mechanical minds behind the game and its upcoming expansion, Reaper of Souls™. 

Below is our booth schedule for the weekend, so be sure to mark your virtual calendars:

Friday, November 8

  • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. - John Yang, Don Vu (Associate Designer), Steve Shimizu (Lead Software Engineer)
  • 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Kevin Martens (Lead Designer), Kevin K. Griffith (Senior Artist)

Saturday, November 9

  • 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Julian Love (Lead Technical Artist), Rob Martin (Associate Technical Artist), Nathan Lutsock (Art Producer)
  • 11:00 - 12:00 p.m. - Matthew Berger (Senior Level Designer, Console), Jonny Ebbert (Senior Designer, Console)
  • 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Jesse McCree (Senior Level Designer), Travis Day (Game Designer)
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Wyatt Cheng (Senior Technical Game Designer), Steve Shimizu (Lead Software Engineer)

In addition to hosting developers and chatting you up about Blizzard games as you saunter by, the Diablo III community team will also be giving away enough loot to rival even the best Treasure Goblin hauls. (Literally!)

The giveaway is simple: find a Treasure Goblin, win its loot bag. Here's what's up for grabs:

  • 40 BlizzCon hats
  • 20 Sword of Justice trade paperback books
  • 10 Diablo III: Books of Tyrael
  • 10 Art of Blizzard hardcover books
  • 10 SteelSeries Diablo III Gaming Mice
  • 10 copies of Diablo III on the PS3
  • 10 copies of Diablo III on the Xbox 360
  • 5 Diablo III Poker Sets
  • 5 Diablo III: Diablo Papercraft figures
  • 5 Diablo Archives
  • 5 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sickle lanyards
  • 3 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls backpacks

Tune in to @Diablo or stop by the Community Corner for details on how to participate in our epic Treasure Goblin Hunt giveaway.

Hearthstone

Our Hearthstone developers will also be visiting the Community Corner during specific times so you can ask them questions about Hearthstone that are on your mind. Check out the schedule of who will be visiting the booth below!

Friday, November 8

  • 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. - Technical Designer Ben Brode, Lead Designer Eric Dodds, Software Engineer Rachelle Davis

Saturday, November 9

  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. - Executive Producer Hamilton Chu
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Lead Artist Ben Thompson, Production Director Jason Chayes
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Software Engineer Rachelle Davis
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Lead Designer Eric Dodds, Producer Yong Woo

Next to the Community Corner is the Community Tournament area, where you can sit down and play quick best-of-three games of Hearthstone against a truly Worthy Opponent. If you manage to stay unbeaten after three matches, you’ll be rewarded with some sweet BlizzCon swag! How cool is that?  

Our Innkeeper’s Invitational Inn-vitees will also be battling it out in the Community Tournament area in their preliminary rounds as well after the Opening Ceremony has concluded on Friday.

Keep an eye out on the latest goings-on at the Community Corner by following @PlayHearthstone on Twitter!

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