DragonCon 2009: Knaak and DeCandido Photo

Jlsigman sent me a photo of Richard A. Knaak and Keith R.A. DeCandido taken at DragonCon 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. Both conducted the Lore of Warcraft Panel at the event.

On the far left, you can see World of Warcraft: Night of the Dragon. On Keith’s side to the right, you can see his World of Warcraft: Cycle of Hatred and Starcraft Ghost: Nova.

World of Warcraft # 23 Preview Scans

Following an attempt on Med’an’s life, Garona and Meryl team up to take out the ogre Cho’gall. Meanwhile Med’an, Valeera and Maraad travel to Kharazhan to speak with the shade of Med’an’s father. Further explore the world of the best-selling MMORPG in this hit comic series!

Wildstorm – 32pg. – Color – $2.99 US
On Sale September 16, 2009

Written by Walter and Louise Simonson; Art by Mike Bowden; Cover by Mike Bowden and Tony Washington



Figure Prints Special Offers Sept 2009

Figure Prints has announced three special treats for the month of September.  First, those who purchase a Figure Print will participate in a sweepstakes. They have ten Magic Rooster Mount WoW TCG Loot Cards to giveaway. Europeans have now a 30 Euros reduction on Figure Prints orders, and now you can select any of the various lvl 60 armor sets for your character to further customize your Figure Print.

Magic Rooster Loot Card Sweepstakes

Now is your chance to win a loot code for the Magic Rooster mount. This ultra-rare epic land mount will only be available in the upcoming trading card game expansion “Fields of Honor” from Upper Deck

WoW Premium Series 1 Reaches Top 10 Toys & Statues Diamond’s August 09 Sales Charts

Something really wild is going on at the wholesale and retail level within the World of Warcraft action figures market.  Diamond Comic Distributor has released its latest sales chart.  The WORLD OF WARCRAFT PREMIUM SERIES 1 MASTER CASE ASSORTMENT (JAN090328 ) reached # 3 in the TOP 10 Toys and Statues category.

I say at wholesale level, because this box is usually purchased by action figure shops.  The master case assortment contains four Tuskarr and four gnoll figures.  If it is selling this good at the wholesale level, it means there’s a high demand of this product at shops around the globe.


WoW PTR 3.2.2 – WoW TCG: Scourgewar Loot Cards Video

With the PTR build update the World of Warcraft TCG Loot Cards are now redeemable on PTR servers.  Go to Booty Bay and talk to Lando Longshot (The Black Flame).

Choose Scourgewar. These are the codes:

Tuskarr Kite: 1111
Spectral Tiger Cub: 2222
Mini-Mount: 3333

Upper Deck Announces The World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game’s 10th Expansion: Scourgewar™. Make a Statement with Your Own Scourgewar™ Loot™ Cards!

Carlsbad, CA (September 11, 2009) – The Upper Deck Company is pleased to announce that its 10th World of Warcraft™ Trading Card Game’s expansion set – entitled Scourgewar™ –  will be released on November 24. TCG players in the online realms have been hard at work in Northrend for almost a year now, with the Wrath of the Lich King letting adventurers land on the frozen continent and take on everything it has to offer. And now the action will be coming to your local game store.

Amid the powerful new Death Knight cards and other secrets Upper Deck has waiting for players in this next expansion, you’re probably dying to get a look at the newest additions to the Loot™ card assortment. Without further adieu, let’s dive right in. Loot™ cards:

Tiny – Say hello to our newest little friend. Tauren and Draenei, now we have the ultimate irony you’ve been waiting for. The newest super-common Loot™ card will give you a mini mount that will carry you around as fast as his little legs will take him

PAX 2009 Swine Flu Alert

Thousands of players attended PAX 2009 in Seattle, Washington—mostly to go play Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty single player, to play the Monk class in Diablo III and to play the Worgen and Goblin in World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.  All demos were available at the gaming floor. The bad news is that Gabe (penny-arcade) has confirmed a case of Swine Flu (H1N1) reported by one of the PAX attendees. He requests anyone that attended the event that has fever, flu, or feels sick to email him the flight number, and to head straight to a hospital to get attended.

This is serious business. Get taken care of and spread the word to those who you know attended the examined by a doctor.

We Just heard of our first test-confirmed swine flu case at the show. PLEASE if you feel symptoms (fever, etc) call your doctor.

-Gabe out

Flight List for those with Confirmed Cases:

Departed Sunday:
JetBlue #498, Seattle to Boston, Departed Sunday Night
United #356, Seattle to Denver, Departed Sunday Afternoon

Departed Monday:
Alaska Airline #12, Seattle to Boston, Departed Monday Morning
Delta #1050, Seattle to Atlanta, Departed Monday Morning

For those with doctor-confirmed cases, please email [email protected] with your flight info. Thanks.

Fake Blizzard Survey Email Alert – Sept 07/09

Serious alert to everyone who receives this email or other type of variants.  The email might look legit, but if you hover your cursor over the link, though the text says blizzard.com the link doesn’t really lead there. Do not click the link in that email. The target hasn’t been included in this post for obvious reasons.


You are receiving this email to notify you that you have been randomly chosen to take Blizzard Entertainment Survey. When you will submit your survey, you will receive 10 free days of game time, which, after a verification period of 5 days, will automatically be added to your account.

The survey is meant to obtain information about our players and ask their opinion about Blizzard games, which is very important for us to maintain the quality as it is today for our growing community.
The survey is completely free and we are highly suggesting you to take it.

By participating in this survey you show increased interest in upcoming Blizzard games:

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

StarCraft 2

Diablo 3

Also you will get increased possibility of obtaining beta key for one or more of these games.

You will find the survey at: http://www.blizzard.com/blizzardsurvey/id=123151 to receive 10 free days of game time you will simply be asked to answer questions regarding Blizzard games.

Thank you for your time and attention for this feedback as well as your continued interest in Blizzard games.

J!NX The Murlocs Are Back !

They’re back! After J!NX received the notice from PETA about the murlocs being over-harvested in some areas and getting listed as a threatened species, J!NX decided to curb their capture of the little guys. However, thanks to some innovations made in the biotechnical sector, they’ve succeeded in cloning the murloc, and thus they have become so abundant that they’ve overrun the J!NX Fortress. Go ahead, buy one, you know you want to.  Foster one of these orphan Talking Murloc Plush.

When you squeeze them, a Murloc aggro-soundclip plays.  A great gift to a husband/wife, brother/sister or friend.

World of Warcraft: Death Knight

An original story set in the World of Warcraft universe that studies one of the newest classes in the game—the Death Knight!

Thassarian is a loyal Lordaeron solider that longs to be a great hero like his deceased father. But though he possesses strength and skill, he lacks the spark that all great leaders have to lead men into battle. So when Prince Arthas calls to arms brave men to sail to Northrend and battle the scourge army, Thassarian sees his chance to prove to others—and himself—that he has what it takes to lead. After bidding farewell to his mother Vivian and his sister Leryssa, Thassarian joins Arthas

DragonCon 2009: Lore of Warcraft Panel

Keith R.A. DeCandido and Richard A. Knaak will lead a panel titled “Lore of Warcraft” this Saturday, September 5th between 11.30am-12.30pm:  This panel takes place at the Capitol Ballroom (Sheraton Atlanta Hotel) at DragonCon 2009. Other Star Trek and other panel schedules here.

Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.  If you were planning to attend the event, now you know their business and can plan your Saturday schedule. 

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel:
165 Courtland Street
Atlanta, GA 30303

Among the writers heading there I noticed Kevin J. Anderson [which rang a bell].  He wrote Starcraft: Shadows of the Xel’Naga (2001) under the pseudonym Gabriel Mesta. The book is reprinted within the Starcraft Archive TPB.

Almost all hotels are booked, but you may call to see if there are openings. Saying you are booking for DragonCon will get you a special discount rate.

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