CA – Blizzard Entertainment Art Show + Signing

Gallery Nucleus will transform into a one-stop shop for Blizzard Entertainment on Saturday October 14th as we feature incredible new titles published by Insight Editions and Dark Horse Comics.

The Nucleus store front will showcase the newest Blizzard Entertainment titles, officially licensed Blizzard merchandise, and official limited edition exclusive prints featuring art from Overwatch and LEGENDARY Blizzard Entertainment artist Samwise Didier.

Gallery Nucleus is also proud to be the FIRST retail location to purchase your copy of The Art of Overwatch and Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook!

Opening Reception Highlights: FREE ADMISSION!

  • 3PM–5PM Signing with artist Samwise Didier & select artists and authors from Overwatch
  • Limited to first 100 attendees to purchase The Art of Overwatch, The Last Winter, or Gallery Nucleus exclusive Overwatch/Samwise Didier print
  • 2 signed items per person
  • Merchandise available for purchase @ 12PM when Gallery Nucleus opens
  • 5PM–6PM VIPs/Staff/Press hour
  • 6PM Exhibition opens to the public
  • Framed artwork from Overwatch & Samwise Didier on display & for sale!
  • NEW Nucleus Exclusive print releases!
  • The FIRST 100 (of 200) Limited Edition Overwatch print will be released for sale in-store! 
  • Blizzard Entertainment themed pop-up shop featuring The Art of Overwatch, The Last Winter, Overwatch Anthology, & Pre-Orders for Hearthstone: Innkeeper’s Tavern Cookbook!
  • FREE admission, FREE themed refreshments, giveaways and more…!

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Gallery Nucleus
210 East Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
626.458.7477

Square Enix, Blizzard & Wizards of the Coast at MomoCon 2017

Press Release:

Square Enix, Blizzard and Wizards of the Coast will be among the companies at MomoCon, the convention with the largest gaming floor in the Southeastern United States. The annual event, which is expecting more than 30,000 attendees for its thirteenth year, will take place Thursday, May 25 – Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

Square Enix senior game designer Takatsugu Nakazawa, who has worked on Final Fantasy since the franchise’s seventh installment and through Final Fantasy XV, along with Global Brand Manager Raio Mitsuno, will deliver the keynote address at MomoCon. Final Fantasy composer Naoshi Mizuta will be featured in a live Final Fantasy orchestral performance on Sunday.

Blizzard will host a panel celebrating Overwatch’s one year anniversary featuring visual effects artist Rachel Day and community manager Josh Engen. An Overwatch voice actors panel will feature Charlet Chung (D. Va), Matthew Mercer (McCree), Jonny Cruz (Lucio) and Fred Tatasciore (Soldier 76), with lead writer Michael Chu moderating.

Wizards of the Coast will host two panels. The first will focus on inclusivity in Magic through story, art, and the ways that fiction and games can impact real life. The second will discuss the story of Amonkhet, the Gatewatch and what’s next for the Multiverse of Magic: The Gathering.

HTC will offer hands-on demos of the Vive. Blue Mammoth Games will showcase their upcoming platform fighter Brawlhalla. The 20 finalists from the MomoCon Indie Game Awards will also be on display, in addition to 14 other game developers exhibiting at the show.

More than 70 special guests will attend the convention including the Co-Optional Podcast, Marisha Ray and Taliesin Jaffe of Critical Role and Machinima.

Over 190,000 sq ft of space will be dedicated to games during all four days of MomoCon. Four-day and single-day badges are available on the MomoCon registration page. Gamers unable to attend MomoCon can watch panels live on Twitch via MomoCon TV.

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About MomoCon   

Founded in 2004 by Jessica Merriman and Chris Stuckey, then students at Georgia Tech, MomoCon has grown from a 700 person on campus event to the largest event in the southeast United States for fans of video games, animation, cosplay, comics and tabletop games.

With 28,300 unique and over 71,000 turnstile attendance in 2016, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event.

CA – Grimbeard Launch Party

Samwise Didier, Blizzard’s legendary art director, appears at Alakazam Comics on Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 PM for the launch and signing of his new book, Grimbeard: Tales of the Last Dwarf.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SAMWISE, aka Sam Didier, is senior art director at Blizzard Entertainment. He joined the company in 1991 and is responsible for directing the art style for Warcraft, StarCraft, and Heroes of the Storm, as well as for creating artwork for World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Diablo.

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Alakazam Comics and Games
17777 Main St., Ste E, Irvine, California 92612
(949) 854-3744

Blizzard Announces 2012 Battle.net World Championship for Asia, Pushes Next BlizzCon to 2013

January 27, 2012 by  
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Blizzard Entertainment

Press Release:

2012 Battle.net World Championship

Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce the 2012 Battle.net World Championship, a major global eSports event featuring some of the best pro-gaming competition in the world.Slated to take place in Asia toward the end of 2012, the Battle.net World Championship will host this year’s StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments. Blizzard gamers and eSports fans from around the world will be invited to attend and witness some of the most skilled pro players on the planet battle it out for cash and glory.

We’re excited to be showcasing Blizzard eSports on a truly global stage this year. We’re also heavily focused on getting Diablo IIIMists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possibleIn light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.

More details about the 2012 Battle.net World Championship and BlizzCon 2013, including specific dates and locations, will be coming in the months ahead.

Source: Blizzard Entertainment