SDCC 2017 Blizzard Entertainment Schedule

Blizzard Entertainment will be at San Diego Comic Con 2017. I browsed the SDCC panels schedule to gather all the instances where a Blizzard developer is present. Our representative Naka will be at the event to take video and photos. Visit us after the event for updates. Please, become our patreon to support us.

Below, you can check out the schedule. Make sure to follow the links, and save them to your SDCC mobile app.

Blizzard Entertainment – Booth 140

SDCC 2017 Blizzard

Christie Golden Joins Blizzard Entertainment

In a surprising spin of long-term events, Christie Golden is now working full-time at Blizzard Entertainment as a Story developer. For those of you in the Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo, and Assassin’s Creed fanbase wondering if she will now be Blizzard-exclusive, she responded: “We will see.”



World of Warcraft: Troll Wars by Paul S. Kemp

French-fansite Judgehype discovered a new entry in the 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 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!




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



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


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