Earlier this year, I went to San Diego Comic Con and shared my adventure with you. This time, I bring you Blizzcon! For anyone that doesn’t know what Blizzcon is… it’s the big annual Blizzard Entertainment Convention! This is the second one that I have gotten the chance to go to since moving the Southern California. It’s by far one of my favorite things to do and geek out about.
I love Blizzard’s games (especially Diablo 3) and I was very happy to hear about their new game coming out next year… Overwatch. This game is a first-person shooter, which in my mind, was the only type of game that they were missing. In my late teens to late-twenties I played nothing but first-person shooter games. Counter Strike and Day of Defeat were my late night obsessions. Guess that was better then going out and partying all the time like other people my age. hahaha
After Blizzard announced Overwatch, they unveiled their latest sculpture over by the Store. It’s an awesome piece of the games character named Tracer. (It was a little hard to get a perfect shot of this piece since it was on a rotating pedestal. So, please look past the slight blur.)
You can see the awesome trailers for Overwatch here:
Anyways, back to Blizzcon…. I wasn’t able to go for opening day because Miss M had to go to school. But, I was there for the second/last day. Because I went on the second day, I wasn’t able to really see a lot of the cool costumes because the costume contest was on Friday. I still have a few good ones to share with you though. Plus, if you wanted to see all of the people that participated at Blizzcon, you can check out this link:
I did spend most of my time there, over by the Artists’ Stage… I love being able to see the Blizzard artists doing their magic. I highly suggest that you all go and watch some of the panels if you ever get the chance to go to Blizzcon.
After I got my fill of the Artists’ Stage, I floated around so I could grab some photos of the new products, the massive sculptures and to just soak in all of the awesome things Blizzcon had to offer.
I of course left the best (in my point of view) and newest large scale sculpture for last! This one was created my Steve Wangs’ crew for this years Blizzcon.
The Azeroth Choppers were on display, I never watched any of the episodes of the builds personally, but they were pretty cool to see in person. If you want to check out the process of how these jaw dropping bikes were made please head over to the website: Azeroth Choppers
Unfortunately, all of the Blizzard product that I wanted to get at Blizzcon was sold out by the time I got over there on Saturday. They have a pretty cute new plushie that will eventually make it’s home in my house.
I didn’t even attempt to take part in any of the game playing… the lines to do that were a little too long when all I had to do was go home and play it on my computer. I would have liked to try out the Overwatch, but I am sure you can guess that the line was SUPER long for that one.
One other thing that I wasn’t able to do while I was there, was check out the Warcraft Movie Trailer… again the line was long to see it and it would have been cool to see it at Blizzcon but I will just wait until it is out to the public.
I ended up leaving around 4 o’clock because I had to pick up the girls. The whole family had dinner and then watched the closing Metallica concert on the Live Stream. They put on a pretty good concert and the girls loved it. When Metallica finished playing their set and went off stage the crowd started chanting “One More Song!” I thought it was pretty funny that the girls started chatting along with them. When Metallica came back out both of them started screaming and then moshing in front of my computer when Metallica started playing again! It was a pretty awesome way to end Blizzcon!