Blizzard Entertainment’s BlizzCon® 2013 Storms Anaheim November 8 & 9

  Blizzard Entertainment’s BlizzCon® 2013 Storms Anaheim November 8 & 9

BlizzCon 2013

Business Wire

IRVINE, Calif. -- February 19, 2013

Gather your guildmates, muster your minions, and summon your swarm! Blizzard
Entertainment today announced plans for its seventh BlizzCon^® gaming
convention, taking place Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 at the
Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. For two epic days, members
of Blizzard’s gaming community from around the globe will descend on Anaheim
to meet, play, and celebrate their shared passion for all things Warcraft^®,
StarCraft^®, and Diablo^®.

“BlizzCon gives us a chance to connect with our players and share our latest
projects in a very personal way,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of
Blizzard Entertainment. “Members from all of our gaming communities have
helped make this event bigger and better every time, and we look forward to
meeting up and celebrating with them in November.”

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
  *Global finals for Blizzard eSports, featuring top pro gamers from around
    the world
  *In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
  *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

The previous BlizzCon was held in Anaheim in October 2011. Tickets to the
event sold out in seconds, and highlights included the unveiling of the fourth
World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria^®, and an epic closing concert
featuring rock legends Foo Fighters.

Further details about BlizzCon 2013, including ticket availability and
pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website (
as the event draws closer. Those interested in attending the show in person
can make advance hotel reservations now and receive special BlizzCon rates by
booking through the BlizzCon hotel website.

Blizzard Entertainment is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More
information on available career opportunities can be found at

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft^® and the
Warcraft^®, StarCraft^®, and Diablo^® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
(, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a
premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for
creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard
Entertainment’s track record includes fifteen #1-selling games and multiple
Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service,^®, is
one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this
press release that involves Blizzard Entertainment's expectations, plans,
intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the
dates and event plans for BlizzCon 2013, are forward-looking statements that
are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that
could cause Blizzard Entertainment's actual future results to differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in
this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified
in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard’s most recent annual
report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The
forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information
available to Blizzard Entertainment and Activision Blizzard as of the date of
this release, and neither Blizzard Entertainment nor Activision Blizzard
assumes any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove
to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance
of Blizzard Entertainment or Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks,
uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may
cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.


Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Rob Hilburger
VP, Global Communications
949-955-1380 x13228
Shon Damron
PR Manager
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