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BlizzCon 2011 Announced

Blizzard has announced their annual gaming convention this afternoon which will once again take place this October in Anaheim, California.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its sixth BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California on Friday, 21st October and Saturday, 22nd October, 2011. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes.
“We look forward to holding another exciting BlizzCon this year, filled with some great entertainment and competition, as well as the latest news about Blizzard games,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “BlizzCon is built from the ground up with our community in mind — we’re pleased to be able to host an event where players can come together to have fun and celebrate their passion for gaming.” 
In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:

Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
Community contests with great prizes
Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
More activities and attractions to be announced

This announcement comes a lot earlier than last year’s which wasn’t made until 25th March even though the show was also to be held in October.
There has already been much speculation as to what will be the big news at this year’s event.  Front runners are:

Announcement of Diablo 3’s release date
Diablo 3 Console announcement
Announcement of a new WoW expansion
Starcraft 2 Swarm details with playable demo
Titan/Secret Project unveiled


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