Publisher Blizzard willing to trade real-world sword for fan fiction

Above: Impress me with your flair for the written word!

Get out your pencils fair readers, it’s about time to finally script that 4,500 word piece of literature about what would really happen if Pikachu was thrust into the world of Warcraft. Okay, thrust probably wasn’t the best choice of words for a piece about fan fiction – there’s some truly deviant stuff out there – but if you’ve got a bit of extra time on your hands and some notable writing skills you could enter the Blizzard Global Writing Contest. And to make it worth your while, publisher Blizzard is crafting a massive grand prize: the winner will travel to Blizzard HQ, where they’ll get a tour, meet the writing staff, and walk away with either a collectible diorama or a huge freakin’ sword. That’s… not a tough call for us.

Above:  Honestly, who’s going to want even the most epic statue instead of a replica Frostmourne? That’s like saying “you can have new socks or a pet dragon – your call”

Submissions must be between 2,500 and 7,500 words and set in the Diablo, Starcraft or Warcraft universe. So there you have it, even if you aren’t a huge fan of Blizzard’s games you could still do some cursory research, spout off 2,500 words and you may win an awkward dinner with the staff of Blizzard and the blade of a goddamn Lich King.

Jul 6, 2010


  • Vitoruss1 - July 7, 2010 8:23 p.m.

    It depends... is it a baby dragon or a grand dragon with a saddle on it? I mean, because I like tube socks a lot... they're comfortable. ...just curious.
  • vinicusg.t.guedes - July 7, 2010 1:27 p.m.

    Dragons are overated and you are bias, socks FTW!
  • Cwf2008 - July 7, 2010 4:47 a.m.

    Hmm sword or statue...well thats a difficult choice but im going with the freaken sword. As for the socks or dragon, GIMME THE DRAGON!!
  • Cyberninja - July 6, 2010 11:39 p.m.

    so soonermagic if your a statue then how do you type.
  • SoonerMagic52 - July 6, 2010 10:56 p.m.

    Did y'all see that picture of the guy on the right? That was me.
  • TurboGFF - July 6, 2010 10:54 p.m.

    nice. Global contest, except for those who live in quebec. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.

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