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gamescom is the largest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment in Europe and is organised by the Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (BIU). It is one of the few conferences that Blizzard Entertainment attends.
- Blizzard activities at gamescom 2014
13-17 August 2014 Cologne, Germany
- Biggest ever booth
- Four great games for you to come, play, and try out:
- World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
- Heroes of the Storm
- Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4
- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.
- On stage:
- Live music
- World-famous dance and costume contests
- Regular quizzes
- Other competitions with awesome prizes, and more.
- A gallery with official and fan-created artwork
- In this, the year of World of Warcraft's tenth anniversary, fans should get ready to submit thier own creations
- Blizzard activities at gamescom 2013
21-25 August 2013 Cologne, Germany
- Costume contest, August 24.
- Signup: send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Info needed when signing up: Your name; Costume type (e.g. “draenei paladin” or “Jim Raynor”); add other useful information about your outfit, such as “Tier 6 armor set”, or anything else that will help the judges fully appreciate your creation! For example, what materials it is made from, how much it weighs, etc.
- Once you have signed up, Blizzard will get in touch with you confirming your participation, with more details of where to be and when. Blizzard will also send you a set of contest rules which you must agree to in order to participate.
- The deadline for email signups is 23:59 CET on Wednesday August 14.
- Will take place at Blizzard's gamescom booth.
- Open to individuals aged 13 or over. Minors under 18 must have parental authorization.
- The winner will get an expenses-paid trip for two to the ultimate gaming experience – BlizzCon 2013, to be held this November 8-9 in Anaheim, California – courtesy of SteelSeries and J!NX. Flights, accommodation and BlizzCon tickets for the winner and a friend will all be covered.
- The second-place prize is an awesome Alienware 14 gaming laptop worth €1,700, and there are lots more runner-up prizes also up for grabs, including SteelSeries mousemats and headsets, J!NX T-shirts, Blizzard universe books from Panini, and many more rare and exclusive goodies.
- Signup: send e-mail to email@example.com
- Dance contest, August 25.
- Signup will take place at the Blizzard booth during gamescom.
- Blizzard activities at gamescom 2012
15-19 August 2012
- The opening cinematic for Mists of Pandaria will debut on Thursday, August 16th at gamescom 2012 in Cologne, Germany.
- Community round table meetings:
- Blizzard & eSports – 16.08.2012 – 10:00
- Warcraft Experience – 16.08.2012 – 14:30
- Artist Workshop – 17.08.2012 – 11:00 Please note: Only apply if you are an art student or art enthusiast!
- Community Initiative Ideas – 17.08.2012 – 13:00
- Organising your eSports Tournament – 17.08.2012 – 15:00
- MoP Features & Expectations – 18.08.2012 – 14:15
- Community Initiatives Ideas – 19.08.2012 – 10:00
- Guild Mentoring – 19.08.2012 – 12:00 Uhr
- MoP Features & Expectations – 19.08.2012 – 13:45
- StarCraft II: Voice of the players – 19.08.2012 – 15:00
- The European World of Warcraft Invitational tournament will happen August 19th, 2012 at 10:00 CEST.
- Blizzard activities at gamescom 2011
18-21 August 2011
Warcraft related parts of the schedule:
- Blizzard at gamescom Welcome Event
- Date: 18 August 2011 Thursday, 12:00-12:50
- Description: Join us at the Blizzard booth as we commence proceedings with a chance to meet our executive and development teams. In attendance will be Frank Pearce (Executive Vice President, Product Development and Co-Founder), Jonny Ebbert (Senior Game Designer, StarCraft II), Tom Chilton (Game Director, World of Warcraft), Chris Robinson (Art Director, World of Warcraft), Jay Wilson (Game Director, Diablo III) and Josh Mosqueira (Lead Designer, Diablo III) – all of whom will be available for subsequent signing sessions.
- Additionally, there’ll be an orchestral presentation showcasing music from World of Warcraft.
- Interview with World of Warcraft Development Team
- Date: 19 August 2011 Friday, 12:15
- Description: Tom Chilton will be on the Blizzard booth for an interview about the ongoing development of World of Warcraft.
- dance contest
- Date: 19 August 2011 Friday at 16:00
- Sign up: If you wish to apply for pre-registration in this contest, send an email with the subject [dance contest] to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, date of birth and the details of the dance you will be performing. Please make sure to read the rules before entering. All selected entrants will be contacted by us via email.
- Description: Impress our judges with your best rendition of a World of Warcraft dance and you could win fantastic prizes from our partners. In addition to the pre-registration by email, you will be able to sign up for this contest directly at gamescom by visiting our booth, located at hall 6.1, B21 and asking for the Dance Contest sign up. The contest will start at the Blizzard booth at 4 p.m. CEST on August 19 so make sure you are there a little earlier to join in!
- costume contest
- Date: 20 August 2011 Saturday at 16:00
- Sign up: Send an email to email@example.com with the subject [costume contest] containing your name, date of birth, and the name or a brief description of the Blizzard-related costume you will be entering. Please make sure to read the rules before entering. All selected entrants will be contacted by us via email.
- Description: Impress our judges with your best costume inspired by one of the Blizzard game universes and you could win a trip to BlizzCon 2011, with the tickets, transportation, and hotel accommodation paid for by our sponsors for you and one other person.
- Sponsored by: J!NX, Panini and SteelSeries.
- Developer Signing Sessions
- Date: twice daily
- Description: Your chance to get your very own autograph from members of our developer and executive teams. Please note that special Blizzard 20th anniversary signing postcards will be provided for the occasion.
- World of Warcraft Live raids
- Date: 19 and 20 August 2011 Saturday and Sunday
- Description: The well-known guilds of Ensidia and For the Horde will be fighting the most challenging encounters in Azeroth in exciting live raid sessions.
- Blizzard Quiz
- Date: several times each day
- Description: Show your knowledge of all the Blizzard franchises and win fantastic prizes!
- Sponsored by: J!NX, Panini, Razer and SteelSeries.
- ^ Blizzard Entertainment 2012-06-29. World Premiere of Mists of Pandaria Opening Cinematic at gamescom 2012. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
Blizzard Entertainment 2012-06-29. World Premiere of Mists of Pandaria Opening Cinematic. Official World of Warcraft Community site (US).
- ^ Ulvareth 2012-08-11. Community Round Table Meetings at gamescom 2012 - Last Update: August 11. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
- ^ Nakatoir 2012-08-10. European World of Warcraft Invitational at gamescom 2012. Official World of Warcraft Community site (EU).
- ^ Medievaldragon 2011-08-13. Blizzard’s GamesCom 2011 Schedule and Diablo III Beta Hint?. Blizzplanet.
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