If there is nothing new to show, it makes sense to skip Blizzcon.
On the other hand, it was always a big event for the community - bringing people from all over the world together.
Skipping it because "they have too much to do" (which is apparently their official reason) might not be helping with their image.
Oh no! I won't get to see the community whine insistently about how the virtual items bonus is a rip of, the virtual pass itself is a rip off, nothing good happened at BlizzCon, and all they hyper-sensitive politically correct police think Blizz purposely offended their pet cause / issue? /sarcasm Yeah I'm sure this post might be flame bait but if I was them I'd shut it down for good. The bad apples have spoiled it in a lot of ways. Unhappy people trying to drag everyone else down and rationalize it so they feel justified. Stinks because I always enjoyed it (and the game itself) for the light-hearted fun entertainment that it seems intended to be. Oh well.
Well that is really surprising. I imagine they are going to use that event to preview all of their upcoming games and content like they do Blizzcon. Grats to the Asian players on getting their own convention. Thanks for ignoring the East Coast again Blizzard. This makes me think that MoP will be out prior to Blizzcon. It just seems weird that they wouldn't have their premier event in the States when there is a major game about to launch that they would have been previewing like crazy. Post-launch Blizzcon only features upcoming content patch information so they could still do that. More fuel to fire the Panda-ering to the Asian market folks sadly.
Why do mods get away with taking sarcastic jabs at Asians?