BlizzCon 2009 in pictures

Costume Play

Above: A BELF Rogue is ready for action 

Above: A Dalaran cake seller brings some sweets 

Above: Cosplaying druids need water too 

Above: This Firebat lights up the room wherever he goes 

Above: A hunter with her bow 

Above: This Jim Raynor was disappointed to learn that there is no smoking allowed at BlizzCon 

Above: A Mage and a Shaman walk into a bar… 


Above: A Medic and a Marine 


Above: Paladins are adept at self-piercing due to healing abilities

Above: A succubus who’s ready to whip anyone who gets out of line 


The Ozzy Show



Above: Yuto Miyazawa, the prodigal shredder, joined Ozzy on stage 

Above: Yuto Miyazawa rocking The Ellen DeGenereres Show

Above: Ozzy Osbourne sprays the crowd with a fire extinguisher 

Above: They love it

World of Warcraft: The Magazine

Dan Amrich, editor-in-chief of World of Warcraft: The Magazine was also busy at BlizzCon, answering questions from fans about the new project. What is it? Why should we want it? Isn’t print dead?

“It’ll be a large format, similar to Edge magazine in the UK,” explained Amrich. “We really want to leverage the fact that print can be a deluxe experience – beautiful art, quality articles, something that’s worth spending some time reading. So I’m telling people to expect something more along the lines of a coffee-table magazine. A lot of people have pointed out that print needs to change to survive, and I see a deluxe project like this as a valid evolutionary step.”


Above: Fans who pre-ordered a subscription to World of Warcraft: The Magazine received a collectible Murloc plushy named Kwurky

The first issue will contain tactics for PvP and raid players, community spotlights, and a feature about the game’s impending 5th anniversary. The cover subject is still a secret since it will relate to upcoming content in the game, but it will feature exclusive art commissioned by Blizzard.

Above: Kwurky wasn’t as delicious as he looked 

Aug 24, 2009

BlizzCon 2009: Day 1
All the goods on WoW: Cataclysm, Diablo III, and StarCraft II


  • Entice - October 6, 2009 2:31 a.m.

    Quote: "Question: Do cosplayers realize what nerds they are and dress in jest or are they actually serious?" Answer: Cosplaying is Srs bsns. Firebat has little faith in you! >:D Seriously though...its very fun getting a lot of attention. btw, check out my firebat page over on :)
  • Mazzura - August 25, 2009 10:52 p.m.

    I totally called the Mistress of Pain winning the costume contest... Props, alot of the costumes were great. Let's not forget the Hilton fifth floor party, amazing.
  • IHateMakingUserIDs - August 25, 2009 4:25 p.m.

    Lighten up on the Cosplayers. They are having fun and doing their own thing. Well done on those costumes guys and girls. Recaptcha: Times leveled If I only had a nickel for all the times I have leveled...
  • CordedNX3 - August 25, 2009 4:49 a.m.

    well the little kid playing ozzy was cool cant say the same for some of the cosplayers
  • - August 25, 2009 12:36 a.m.

    Haha lol'd at eating Kwurky
  • Sebastian16 - August 28, 2009 10:55 p.m.

    Lok'tar Ogar bitches indeed.
  • AssBurgersFTW - August 28, 2009 6:28 a.m.

    poor Jim Raynor cosplayer
  • master1173 - August 25, 2009 4:44 p.m.

    Holy Crap, That Kid WAs AMAZING!
  • Cyberninja - August 25, 2009 1:13 p.m.

    you ate a stuffed animal named kwurks yet he didnt do anything wrong
  • Felixthecat - August 25, 2009 11:06 a.m.

  • justified_candy - August 25, 2009 6:58 a.m.

    I feel bad when people makes fun of nerds but then again, are they really serious?? do they really think they look cool with all that crap?? My Recaptcha is "Atlantic Springer" not bad, not bad at all.
  • JizzyB - August 25, 2009 5:26 a.m.

    Question: Do cosplayers realize what nerds they are and dress in jest or are they actually serious?
  • Spacegrass - August 25, 2009 1:54 a.m.

    That cosplay was hilarious. How is that hunter going to fire a bow that's literally twice as big as she is? Also may ReCAPTCHA is "tomato Hernandez"; that would be a great name for a Warcraft character.
  • Moleman42 - August 25, 2009 12:04 a.m.

    Looks like a badass show, lot of cool stuff to see.
  • Ultar - August 24, 2009 10:27 p.m.

    I wish i coulda been there!

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