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by Published on 2013-11-08 07:01 PM

The Opening Ceremony has Started!
Stay tuned for updates as they happen.

Update 2:52 PM EST: The Warlords of Draenor trailer is playing
Update 2:47 PM EST: The dark days from the early Warcraft are coming again and will be the Alliance's finest hour.
Update 2:44 PM EST: Draenor produced some of the biggest villains of Warcraft, but the races of Azeroth came together to stop them.
Update 2:43 PM EST: Many WoW players never got to see the early Blizzard games or earlier Warcraft story.
Update 2:42 PM EST: The team has been thinking about the early days with the first Blizzard games.
Update 2:40 PM EST: Chris Metzen is here to talk about the next chapter of WoW
Update 2:37 PM EST: Pardo is talking about Hillsbrad and Southshore, Onyxia, and other things from Vanilla. Next the Dark Portal, AQ Gate opening, Corrupted Blood and other fun shared experiences.
Update 2:31 PM EST: Hearthstone is coming to iPhone and Android in the second half of next year
Update 2:30 PM EST: Hearthstone is adding animated golden hero cards, earned in the new Ranked Play mode.
Update 2:29 PM EST: Hearthstone Blizzcon card is Elite Tauren Chieftain.
Update 2:29 PM EST: Hearthstone is hopefully going into open beta next month
Update 2:26 PM EST: Rob Pardo is taking the stage to talk about Hearthstone
Update 2:25 PM EST: Heroes of the Storm beta opt in begins today!
Update 2:24 PM EST: Heroes is playable today at Blizzcon.
Update 2:20 PM EST: Heroes will have Blackheart's Bay, collect treasure, deliver to evil pirate lord, who joins you and uses cannon on enemies. Haunted Mines where you collect skulls, combine them to create giant golem which will help your team. Dragonshire map will let you capture altar, send hero to altar, will be transformed into more powerful version of the hero.
Update 2:20 PM EST: Heroes of the Storm gameplay video playing
Update 2:17 PM EST: Dustin Browder took the stage to talk about Heroes of the Storm
Update 2:15 PM EST: Heroes of the Storm cinematic playing
Update 2:05 PM EST: now redirects to
Update 2:00 PM EST: Mike Morhaime is taking the stage

by Published on 2013-11-08 06:39 PM

Warlords of Draenor Logo
It looks like someone wasn't careful when editing the Blizzcon pre-show footage, as the Warlords of Draenor Logo just appeared on the stream.

by Published on 2013-11-08 05:00 PM

Blizzcon Opening Ceremony in 2 Hours
Join us in the chat for the biggest viewing party and keep checking back as we update live with new information from the panels!

Blizzcon Day 1 Schedule
Note: all times are converted to the timezone your computer is currently in.
by Published on 2013-11-07 09:28 PM

Blizzard Team Changes
The Blizzcon schedule has some interesting changes to the team working on different games, including the return of Furor to WoW.

World of Warcraft Team
  • Alex Afrasiabi (Furor) - He started out as a Quest Designer, then Lead Quest Designer up until WoTLK, then Lead World Designer in Cataclysm, then he disappeared after Tigole announced he was moving to another project (Titan), but he is apparently now back as Creative Director for the next expansion!
  • Craig Amai - He was a previously a Game Designer, and is now the Lead Quest Designer for the next expansion.
  • Dave Kosak - He was previously Lead Quest Designer, and is now the Lead Narrative Designer for the next expansion.

Heroes of the Storm Team
  • Dustin Browder - He was Game Director for StarCraft II, and is now Game Director for Heroes of the Storm
  • Matt Cooper - He was Game Balance Designer for StarCraft II, and is now Game Designer on Heroes of the Storm
  • Richard Khoo - He was Game Designer on StarCraft II, and is now Senior Game Designer on Heroes of the Storm
  • Alexander Sun - He was on the Web Team, then Game Designer on StarCraft II, and is now Senior Game Designer on Heroes of the Storm

Warlords of Draenor Domain Changed
The domain we mentioned last week changed early this afternoon to a Forbidden error from the domain parking page previously used.

It also is now pointed to an IP address that Blizzard owns. Keep in mind that anyone can purchase a domain and point it to a Blizzard IP, as those servers currently respond to requests for any domain.

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