Today is the day. No more speculation. No more wondering. Most of all, no more waiting. BlizzCon kicks off officially at 11am PST with the Opening Ceremonies.
There are two specific time slots that World of Warcraft fans/players need to take note of. 12:30 PST is the “World Of Warcraft: What’s Next” on the main stage. This is a no-brainer. This is the next expansion announcement. I look forward to the announcement trailer almost as much as the announcement itself. If you believe the latest talk and potential evidence, then it could be “Warlords of Draenor.” A comment I read on WoW Insider last night from one of the readers was a really great one. They suggested a good chunk of the adventure could involve going to Outland before it was torn apart. That could certainly be interesting.
Regardless of what the announcement is, further details will begin coming out about two hours later. The Panel Stage is host to “World of Warcraft: The Adventure Continues.” That lasts about an hour, and then we’ll have to wait until tomorrow for even more information. In the morning is an information session getting further into what the new expansion will hold and after lunch is the traditional Q & A.
What I’m also looking forward to actually comes between these two sessions. I think it’s been under the radar for the most part, as everyone is focused on the expansion. At 1pm PST tomorrow is the Warcraft Movie presentation. For something that’s been in the works for almost as long as this blog has existed, it sounds like it will finally come to fruition. Of course, the suggestion in the title is that it will take place before any of the events in World of Warcraft. That’s fine. Any Azeroth movie is better than no Azeroth movie.
So enjoy the peace and quiet for the next four hours. Or, just try to make it through them. For those in Anaheim, I can only imagine who long these hours seem. Still, I have no doubt it will be worth the wait. Some folks, like Tome, can get up to the minute with the Virtual Ticket. Others like Navi are live and in person. Hopefully either group can pass on info as best possible for those of us who weren’t able to do either (in this author’s case it’s because I’ll be at work for all of today’s events). One thing is for sure, there’s going to be tonnes of commenting in about six hours. As I did with Mists of Pandaria two yeas ago, I’ll provide my own “knee jerk reaction” on what is revealed and then something more thorough over the weekend.