Episode 82 – “How I BlizzCon”

Episode 82

Welcome to the Frozen Nerdz Podcast Episode 82 titled “How I BlizzCon.” 
We are a your Blizzard Entertainment discussion podcast. The show you are about to hear was recorded on Sunday, October 25th, 2015. On this week’s show we have invited a very special guest to talk about BlizzCon 2015! We cover a lot of the community events before, during and after BlizzCon, as well as cover some basic tips and trips for those attending and watching from home how to make the best out of the convention! If you have any questions, comments or concerns for the show, feel free to email us at IceBox@FrozeNerdz.com. But without further ado, sit back relax and enjoy Episode 82 of the Frozen Nerdz Podcast!

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Weekly Top 5

Top 5 Experience BlizzCon without actually being there:

5.) Watch the virtual ticket on mobile device at the Mall scream out For the Horde and see who responds.
4.) Spend Less time waiting in line for the bathroom
3.) Take Part in the cosplay contest using your  kitchenware as Armor
2.) )Have an impromptu Mosh Pit with stuffed animals during the closing ceremonies
1.) *You’ll have to listen to Episode 82 to find out!*

StarCraft News Banner

The StarCraft Team Previously announced that Automated Tournament would be coming to Legacy of the Void. Automated Tournaments are one of the most requested features that StarCraft receives, and they are finally being released with Legacy of the Void! These tournaments are designed for players who are looking to participate in something more competitive than ladder from the comfort of their own home. If this is something you are interested in, check out the “In-Depth Look At Automated Tournament” article from this past week!

As we get closer to the Legacy of the Void launch, the StarCraft team releases more and more information about this upcoming expansion. This week we received a new SCII comic entitled Sacrifice. This comic tells the story of the different Protoss factions and their struggle to unite before their attempt to reclaim their shattered homeworld. If you would like to check out this entire comic, check it out here!

Blizzard Arcade:

With the changes coming to StarCraft, and to its map editor, the Blizzard Arcade Team has decided to extend the deadline of Rock the Cabinet 2015 contest from October 28 to December 6. This will give creators one month after the launch of Legacy of the Void to finalize their contest maps!

Heroes of the Storm News Banner

Within the last week, the Heroes of the Storm team released a few changes coming to the matchmaking system, updates to the AFK Penalty during draft mode, and much much more. If you want more information about the upcoming changes, check out the patch notes here!

The final 8 teams have been selected for the Heroes of the Storm World Championship taking place at BlizzCon 2015. These teams will be broken into two groups while fighting for a combined prize pool of $500,000! Did your favorite team make it? And who do you think is going to take home some spending cash?!

The Hallow’s End Event is not only for World of Warcraft anymore, it has ventured into the Nexus this year too! The Heroes team has released all new bundles coming to the Nexus, as well as a new portrait, mount and week long XP bonus! Check out the new bundles over here!

Hearthstone News Banner

Hearthstone Patch 3.2.0.10604 Patch Notes have been released! There aren’t too many changes, but Hearthstone has now been localized in Japanese! To read up more on these patch notes, find them here!

As the Hearthstone World Championship approaches, sixteen of the best Hearthstone players from all over the globe are traveling to Southern California to kick off the BlizzCon Opening Week’s festivities! To read more about the competitors, casters, and more, check out the official release here!

Diablo News Banner

Join the Diablo 3 Team at the Slaughtered Calf Inn inside the Darkmoon Faire grounds inside the Anaheim Convention Center at BlizzCon 2015! They have reimagined the Slaughtered Calf Inn from Diablo 3 Act I’s New Tristram, decking it out with not only decorations but also historic pieces of Diablo’s history. The Inn will be fully staffed by members of the Diablo development team! This makes the Inn your one-stop-shop for all things Diablo at BlizzCon!

Overwatch News Banner

Last week we announced that the Overwatch Beta would be coming to North America only, but this past week, the Overwatch Team announced that it will also be available for all of Europe! If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for the Overwatch Beta to gain access! 

Also this past week, the Overwatch Team also announced that Battle.net Voice Chat will be coming to the Overwatch Beta. This voice chat will only be beta tested within Overwatch which means if you wanted to play around with it, you have to be in the Beta. So stop reading this, and go sign up already!

BlizzCon News Banner

HowIBlizzCon:

Who: Darrie
What: Designed to help you enjoy the complete BlizzCon experience.
Where to find more info: http://howiblizzcon.com/ https://twitter.com/HowIBlizzCon

BlizzNerdz Dinner:

Who: The Unoffical Offical BlizzCon Facebook Group.
What: Sponsored Dinner party, at the Anabella Hotel, tickets required, SOLD OUT.
When: Thursday Night 430-730pm
Where to find more info: https://twitter.com/BlizzNerdsFTW   /  https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlizzNerds2015/
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blizznerds-dinner-event-november-5-2015-430-730-tickets-16666026534

Well Played: 

Who: Hosted by the CTR Guild
What: Well Played is a community party being run by many of the team behind the SMASH Bash and Convert to Raid guild parties from the past two years. This year, the party is entirely for the community, run by members of the community.
When: Friday, November 6th. 7pm-11pm, Anaheim Hilton
Where to find more info: https://twitter.com/WellPlayedParty

Con Before the Storm:

Who: D20 Crit / Catalyst Gaming Media
What: World of Podcasts Live Event, Autograph/Photos with Podcasters, Community Leaders, and Streamers, Tabletop and Card game room featuring Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Cards against Humanity, and more.
When: Thursday, November 5th (6pm -11pm)
Where to find more info: https://twitter.com/ConBeforeStorm  http://www.conbeforestorm.com/
Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/blizzcon-party-con-before-the-storm-tickets-18836385135?aff=es2

Wowhead Party:

Who: ZAM
What: Party! Game room, art room, claw games, and more!
When: November 5th, 6-11pm  (5th floor of the Hilton Anaheim)
Where to find more info: http://wowheadparty.splashthat.com/

We Own The Night — NewEgg Party — lil jon

Who: NewEgg
What: Party!
When: November 6th, 7pm – 1am (House of Blues (Downtown Disney))
Where to find more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/newegg-we-own-the-night-2015-tickets-17231693459?aff=erellivsim

Acer & PC Gamer

Who: ACER & PC Gamer
What: the Predator BlizzCon 2015 Afterparty
When: Saturday, November 7 @ 10 PM.
Where to find more info: http://howiblizzcon.com/acer-pc-gamer-blizzcon-2015-afterparty/

 

Extra: Unofficial BlizzCon Survival Guide – 2015 http://howiblizzcon.com/137/

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Where You Can Find Darrie:

Twitter: @DarrieSrsly
Websites: OpenRaid.org // ZergID.com // HowIBlizzCon.com

 

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