World of Warcraft: Troll Wars by Paul S. Kemp

French-fansite Judgehype discovered a new entry in the Amazon.de database for an upcoming novel coming from Panini. Apparently, there are plans for World of Warcraft: Troll Wars by Paul S. Kemp. He is an american fantasy author known to fans of Star Wars, and Forgotten Realms.

This novel is not yet listed in the United States, and searches online at this moment aren’t shedding any other sources except for the german-version of Amazon and another book finder list. So this was a really good (oops?) find. I am currently investigating, and will update as soon as I fetch something.

Illidan Stormrage Polyresin Statue Coming November 3

illidan-stormrage-polyresin-statue-1Blizzard Entertainment announced they will have the Illidan Stormrage Polyresin Statue available for pre-orders on November 3rd at the Gear.Blizzard.com website.

The video below shows the step-by-step history of how the Illidan Stormrage statue was designed, modeled in a computer, then some parts were 3D printed, moving on to hand-crafting with a razor, a welding gadget, and other tools; and then hand-painted until a masterpiece is born.

Get your wallet ready, and your keyboard-thumb ready to press the order button, because this baby is going to get out of stock before you can even finish to say out of stock. Just see how quick BlizzCon tickets get sold out in under 5 minutes as an example of how ruthless some collectible fans are when it comes to snatching home a beauty like this statue.

 

Illidan Stormrage Polyresin Statue

Standing 24 inches tall and made of polyresin, this colorful sculpture of Illidan will make the perfect addition to your collection. The piece is sculpted by Blizzard Senior Sculptor Brian Fay and features original paint by Senior Illustrator Laurel D. Austin.

Supplies of this highly detailed sculpture are limited — so head over to the Blizzard Gear Store beginning November 3 to get yours before it’s too late!

 

NYCC 2016 – Scholastic Giving Free Excerpt Copies of World of Warcraft: Traveler

The World of Warcraft: Traveler is nigh on our hands. While exploring NYCC 2016, I found the Scholastic room 1E03 at the basement level of the Javits Center (beneath the South Concourse). After going downstairs, turn to your left (behind the stairs) and keep going (in the direction where the 34th street would be if you were outside) until you find ROOM 1E03.

The staff told me you can grab a FREE excerpt copy of WORLD OF WARCRAFT: TRAVELER from the table.

 

NYCC 2016 Book Signing – World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook

The World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook has landed at the New York Comic Con (NYCC 2016). Head over to the Insight Editions Booth #1536 this Saturday, Oct 8 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm to buy an early copy of World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook (Order Online). Author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel will be there to sign your copies. Come to say hi and to ask questions.

Otherwise, you can pre-order a copy online. The book is slated to ship on October 18th, 2016.

During my visit to NYCC (Thurs), I managed to take photos of the List of Contents, and another photo (sampling for you) how each recipe is organized.

NOTE: Full Size photo — Press the Right-Button on the photo. Choose: “Open in New Tab.”

 

world-of-warcraft-the-official-cookbookPrepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, a delicious compendium of recipes inspired by the hit online game from Blizzard Entertainment.

Prepare a feast fit for a warchief with World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook, a compendium of sweet and savory recipes inspired by the hit game from Blizzard Entertainment. Presenting delicacies favored by the Horde and the Alliance alike, this authorized cookbook teaches apprentice chefs how to conjure up a menu of food and drink from across the realm of Azeroth.

Featuring food pairings for each dish, ideas for creating your own Azerothian feasts, and tips on adapting meals to specific diets, this otherworldly culinary guide offers something for everyone. The aromatic Spiced Blossom Soup is perfect for plant-loving druids, and orcs will go berserk for the fall-off-the-bone Beer-Basted Boar Ribs. With alternatives to the more obscure ingredients—just in case you don’t have Chimaerok Chops lying around—this comprehensive cookbook will ensure that you have no trouble staying Well Fed.

Each chapter features dishes at a variety of skill levels for a total of more than one hundred easy-to-follow recipes for food and brews, including:

• Ancient Pandaren Spices
• Fel Eggs and Ham
• Mulgore Spice Bread
• Dragonbreath Chili
• Graccu’s Homemade Meat Pie
• Bloodberry Tart
• Greatfather’s Winter Ale

Whether you’re cooking for two or revitalizing your raid group for a late-night dungeon run, World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook brings the flavors of Azeroth to life like never before.

 

 

Our NYCC 2016 Coverage

Glenn Rane
Timothy Zahn (StarCraft: Evolution)
World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook
World of Warcraft: Traveler (Excerpt)
Christie Golden Signings: Warcraft: The Official Movie Novelization

 

New York Comic Con 2016 – Blizzard Licensed Partners

The NYCC 2016 schedule might help you visit some points of interest. Blizzard Entertainment has no official attendance in terms of the usual Blizzard Publishing Panel. However, you can visit known Blizzard Licensed Product partners. Some of them might have something new to show.

There is at least one Blizzard artist coming to New York Comic Con. Glenn Rane can be found in the Artists Alley at table U9. Bring your stuff for a autograph.

If you are attending the NYCC, I have gotta alert you to rush toward the TITAN BOOKS booth for a NYCC Exclusive item. Titan Books only have 30 copies of the WARCRAFT: THE OFFICIAL MOVIE NOVELIZATION (MAGE EDITION) signed by DUNCAN JONES. First come, first served – while supplies last. CHRISTIE GOLDEN is coming to New York Comic Con to sign copies of it, and the WARCRAFT: DUROTAN (movie prequel) novel. Make sure to come to booth #2142 from 10-11am, on Friday, OCT 7th!

warcraft-the-official-movie-novelization-mage-edition

 

BLIZZARD LICENSED PARTNERS

NECA — Booth 426
Funko — Booth 722
Insight Editions — Booth 1536
Dark Horse Comics — Booth 1636
Sideshow Collectibles — Booth 1946
Penguin Random House — Booth 2106
Titan Books — 2142

 

ROUNDUP

There is no certainty, but I know some of these licensed partners are currently developing products slated for late 2016, and some for Spring-Summer 2017. It might be possible to see some sort of info or product showcase at their booth. Approach a clerk and ask.

NECA is developing the NECA 7″ Heroes of the Storm Series 3 Action Figures which include Jim Raynor and Sylvanas Windrunner. Slated to ship on January 2017.

FUNKO is shipping on October 2016 the new line of OVERWATCH POP! Vinyl Figures: Tracer and Winston.

Insight Editions shipped today (Oct 4) a new reprint of Diablo: Book of Cain and Diablo: Book of Tyrael.

Dark Horse Comics will ship the Overwatch: First Strike graphic novel on April 18, 2017. The Digital version is coming earlier this November 2016. I reached out to Dark Horse two weeks ago, but haven’t gotten a response whether they would showcase it at NYCC. I’ll update on Thursday afternoon after I visit their booth. In addition, Dark Horse will ship the World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 2 on March 14, 2017. I’ll update if they showcase it at NYCC.

Random House recently shipped the World of Warcraft: Illidan; and the StarCraft: Evolution by Timothy Zahn is slated to ship November 8, 2016. It might be possible Random House showcases it. Check us back on Thursday for confirmation.

Scholastic World of Warcraft: Traveler

The Scholastic World of Warcraft: Traveler by Greg Weisman may be pre-ordered as hardcover or digitally. The book arrives on October 25 (earlier than the original November mark)

 

world-of-warcraft-traveler-coverAn epic action-adventure series set in Blizzard’s popular World of Warcraft® game franchise. Features a young cast of characters discovering the mysteries and majesty of the world around them. It’s been years since twelve-year-old Aramar Thorne, a clever boy who is never without his precious sketch book, has seen his father. So when Captain Greydon Thorne comes ashore and asks his son to join him at sea, it feels as if someone has redrawn Aram’s entire world. At sea, Aram struggles to get along with the Wavestider’s crew–especially second mate Makasa, a tough teenaged girl who has been reluctantly placed in charge of him. Just as Aram starts to get his head above water, a band of vicious pirates attack the Wavestrider, turning his world upside down once again. As Aram and Makasa try to find their way home, they encounter creatures both terrible and wondrous, and Aram will seek to understand Azeroth’s denizens as he draws them in his sketchbook, forming unlikely friendships along the way. But the journey is hindered by Greydon’s compass, which never points north. If the compass isn’t leading Aram and Makasa home–to safety–to what destiny is it leading?

Print Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Publication Date: October 25, 2016
ASIN: B01DWGBPIE

 

About Author

GREG WEISMAN is an American comic book and animation writer and producer, best known as the creator of Gargoyles and as the Supervising Producer of The Spectacular Spider-Man. Weisman just completed work as writer and producer on the Young Justice animated series. The television series he’s produced have been nominated for a number of Emmy Awards. He’s currently the Executive Producer of Disney’s forthcoming Star Wars: Rebels.

Update: Aug 15, 2016

The front cover was revealed today in Amazon.

Update: Jun 15, 2016

UPDATE – June 15: The World of Warcraft: Traveler pre-orders are now available for Digital Book format too. Don’t get scared away for not owning a Kindle. There are many apps for Android, iOS, internet browser and the Kindle PC app. Great for those who live Overseas, or with no nearby library stores. Or for tree-huggers. =)

 

Originally posted on Mar 29, 2016

Pre-order World of Warcraft: Traveler by Scholastic, available now in two formats: Hardcover and Kindle. Those unable to get the hardcover overseas may download the Kindle PC (Windows).

 

Captain Placeholder at Moon Guard Stronghold

Just 19 days away from the release date of World of Warcraft: Legion, a recent beta patch introduced Captain Placeholder all the way at the end of the Moon Guard Stronghold in Suramar.

It’s unknown at this time what that area is intended for, but Captain Placeholder offers a glimmer of a purpose. Some sort of Ring of Blood?

Captain Placeholder: Greetings. I am here to test your strength.

NOTE: The developers have had plans for this spot since early Alpha Test. Back then, while I explored this exact spot (The Lunar Crucible), I would get teleported out a few yards. There is a treasure chest above on the building.

 

World of Warcraft: Chronicle Volume 2 Pre-Order Opens

Pre-orders for the World of Warcraft: Chronicle Vol. 2 are now open. Dark Horse comics plans to ship this book by March 14, 2017.

If you missed the first volume, you can order it here. It’s available as a hardcover and as an eBook.

world-of-warcraft-chronicle-vol-2Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are thrilled to present the next installment of the wildly popular World of Warcraft Chronicle series. Volume 2 will reveal more sought-after details about the game universe’s history and mythology. Showcasing lush, all-new artwork from fan favorites such as Peter Lee, Joseph Lacroix, and Alex Horley, this tome is sure to please all fans–casual and collector alike.

Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Books (March 14, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616558466
ISBN-13: 978-1616558468

 

 

 

Blizzard Legends – Warcraft: The Last Guardian Pre-Orders

The pre-order page is back. You can now pre-order the new Blizzard Legends Series paperback which reprints long-time-favorite novels, originally published in 2001-2006. Novels that are hard to find or non-existent in bookstores. These will ship on November 15, 2016.

These are the core novels that gather the events of the First War covered in the WARCRAFT movie.

Warcraft: The Last Guardian

blizzard-legends-warcraft-the-last-guardianIn the mist-shrouded haze of the past, long before the beginning of recorded time, there stood the world of Azeroth. Every kind of magical being strode the countryside among the tribes of man, and all was at peace — until the arrival of the demons and horrors of the Burning Legion and their baneful Lord Sargeras, dark god of chaotic magic. Now Dragons, Dwarves, Elves, Goblins, Humans, and Orcs all vie for supremacy across the scattered kingdoms — part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of The Guardians of Tirisfal: a line of champions imbued with godlike powers, each one through the ages charged with fighting a lonely secret war against the Burning Legion. Medivh was fated from birth to become the greatest and most powerful of this noble order. But from the beginning a darkness tainted his soul, corrupting his innocence and turning to evil the powers that should have fought for good. Torn by two destinies, Medivh’s struggle against the malice within him became one with the fate of Azeroth itself…and changed the world forever.

THE LAST GUARDIAN — An original tale of magic, warfare, and heroism based on the bestselling, award-winning electronic game from Blizzard Entertainment.

Series: Blizzard Legends
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment (November 15, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0989700127
ISBN-13: 978-0989700122

 

Warcraft: Lord of the Clans

blizzard-legends-warcraft-lord-of-the-clansIn the mist-shrouded haze of the past, the world of Azeroth teemed with wondrous creatures of every kind. Mysterious Elves and hardy Dwarves walked among tribes of Man in relative peace and harmony — until the arrival of the demonic army known as the Burning Legion shattered the world’s tranquility forever. Now Orcs, Dragons, Goblins, and Trolls all vie for supremacy over the scattered, warring kingdoms — part of a grand, malevolent scheme that will determine the fate of the world of Warcraft.

Slave. Gladiator. Shaman. Warchief. The enigmatic Orc known as Thrall has been all of these. Raised from infancy by cruel human masters who sought to mold him into their perfect pawn, Thrall was driven by both the savagery in his heart and the cunning of his upbringing to pursue a destiny he was only beginning to understand to break his bondage and rediscover the ancient traditions of his people. Now the tumultuous tale of his life’s journey — a saga of honor, hatred, and hope — can at last be told….

Series: Blizzard Legends
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment (November 15, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0989700119
ISBN-13: 978-0989700115

 

Warcraft: Rise of the Horde

Blizzard LegendsThough the young Warchief Thrall ended the demon curse that had plagued his people for generations, the orcs still wrestle with the sins of their bloody past. As the rampaging Horde, they waged a number of devastating wars against their perennial enemy — the Alliance.

Yet the rage and bloodlust that drove the orcs to destroy everything in their path nearly consumed them as well. Long ago, on the idyllic world of Draenor, the noble orc clans lived in relative peace with their enigmatic neighbors, the draenei. But the nefarious agents of the Burning Legion had other plans for both of the unsuspecting races. The demon-lord Kil’jaeden set in motion a dark chain of events that would succeed not only in eradicating the draenei, but forging the orc clans into an single, unstoppable juggernaut of hatred and destruction. An original tale of magic, warfare, and heroism based on the bestselling, award winning electronic game series from Blizzard.

Series: Blizzard Legends
Paperback: 355 pages
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment (November 15, 2016)
ISBN-10: 0989700135
ISBN-13: 978-0989700139

 

 

 

Lost and Found: An Autobiography about Discovering Family by Blizzard Entertainment’s Micky Neilson

Scrolls Of Lore’s Omacron informs today’s launch of…. Lost and Found: An Autobiography about Discovering Family by Blizzard Entertainment’s Micky Neilson.

The inspirational book tells Micky’s story since childhood, his life through the success of Blizzard Entertainment, and how he found his family. You may order now in two formats: the paperback or digital book (Kindle).

Lost and Found: An Autobiography about Discovering Family

Lost and Found: An Autobiography about Discovering Family by Blizzard Entertainment's Micky NeilsonRiverdale Avenue Books to Publish Lost and Found, The Heart-Breaking Memoir of A Mother/Child Reunion Amidst the Birth of the World’s Most Successful Video Game Company.

New York, New York (June 9, 2015) – Riverdale Avenue Books will publish Lost and Found, the autobiography of Micky Neilson, a 20 year-veteran of the World of Warcraft franchise, which the publisher describes as The Glass Castle meets Of Dice and Men, to tie-in with the international box office release of the Warcraft move.

Lost and Found: An Autobiography About Discovering Family, is the harrowing and inspirational memoir of the successful contributor to World of Warcraft and N.Y. Times best-seller Micky Neilson, who was kidnapped by his schizophrenic father as a toddler, spending his earliest years on the run and his teenage years as a foster child.

This autobiography chronicles Micky’s experience serving in the first Gulf War, the meteoric rise of Blizzard Entertainment and, most triumphantly, his reuniting with the family that was stolen from him as a child.

“No one who reads my fiction today or plays the video games I’ve contributed to knows that I was kidnapped at eight months old, that I grew up with a schizophrenic father, that I didn’t attend school until 7th grade, or that I never knew my true identity until I was reunited with my family after 38 years,” said the author. “It’s such an honor to finally be able to share my life story.”

“As soon as I heard Micky’s story, I was amazed.’ said Publisher Lori Perkins. “I know that thousands of adopted and foster children are convinced that their parents are still alive or looking for them when everyone else has given up. Micky’s story is an overwhelmingly cathartic experience, with a happy ending that needs to be shared.”

Neilson added, “what I want people to take away from this story — of me overcoming years of struggle to reunite with my family and achieve success, is this: believe in yourself. Every human being, regardless of circumstance or hardship, can make choices that will lead to a happier, better life. But it all starts with believing in you.”

 

About the Author

mickey-neilson-headshotMicky Neilson is a two-time New York Times best-selling author whose graphic novels, Ashbringer (#2 on the list) and Pearl of Pandaria (#3) have both been published in six languages, selling especially well in the German, Korean and Brazilian markets. As one of the founding writers of Blizzard Entertainment, he has more than two decades experience in the cutting edge of the gaming industry. He is currently working on a graphic novel, Rook, as well as a horror novel, The Turning, and a number of film projects.

 

About Riverdale Avenue Books

Riverdale Avenue Books is an award winning, innovative hybrid publisher at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry. We publish e-books, print, and audio books under 9 imprints: Desire, an erotica/erotic romance imprint; Pop featuring pop culture titles; Riverdale/Magnus the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; Truth, an erotic memoir line; Verve featuring lifestyle titles; HSF, a horror, science fiction, fantasy line; Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint; and Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles. Started in 2012 by industry veteran Lori Perkins, Riverdale is a full service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department. Visit us at www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com.