Blizzard Legends Publishing Label Announced

IRVINE, Calif. — Blizzard Entertainment today announced the creation of a book-publishing label, Blizzard Publishing, dedicated to developing and releasing new Blizzard publications and reissuing out-of-print titles in the company’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® settings, directly and through ongoing global partnerships. Each of Blizzard’s game universes has been inhabited by millions of players worldwide, and Blizzard Publishing will help maintain the lore and legacy of the company’s earliest novels and manga while also providing a variety of new ways for people to engage with Blizzard’s rich worlds and characters. Several of Blizzard Publishing’s upcoming releases will be available in multiple formats, such as print, audiobook, and e-book.

BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft Q&A Panel Transcript

This is a full transcript of the BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Q&A panel. The special-guest panel moderator was WoWHead livestreamer TradeChat. Among the panelists onstage were:

  • J. Allen Brack (executive producer)
  • Ion Hazzikostas (game director)
  • Matt Goss (lead game designer)
  • Alex Afrasiabi (creative director)
  • Chris Robinson (senior art director)

BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Design Retrospective Panel Transcript

This is a full transcript of the BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Design Retrospective Panel. The following were the panelists discussing details of the Legion expansion development:

  • Jeremy Feasel (senior game designer)
  • Jonathan LeCraft (senior game designer, Demon Hunter)
  • Owen Landgren (senior game designer, Artifacts)
  • Brian Holinka (senior game designer, PVP)
  • Paul Kubit (senior game designer, Professions)

Legion Design Retrospective

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This is something I was planning to do after I had finished the StarCraft II: Future for the Future panel transcript.

Recently, I got a notification that Livefyre is closing doors as a free-community service soon. Adobe, Inc. acquired Livefyre to create Adobe Experience Manager, integrating Livefyre as the core backend.

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BlizzCon 2016 Opening Ceremony Transcript

BlizzCon 2016 Opening Ceremony was held by Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime who discussed the 25th Anniversary of the company, and the 20th Anniversary of Diablo.


Narrator: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome President and CEO of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime!

Morhaime: Alliance and Horde. Terran, Protoss, and Zerg. Heroes of Sanctuary. Heroes of the Storm. Heroes of Overwatch. Fellow gamers and friends. Welcome to BlizzCon 2016. Can you believe this is our 10th BlizzCon together.



BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft: What’s Next Panel Transcript

The BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft: Legion What’s Next Panel revealed details about the upcoming Patch 7.1.5, 7.2 and 7.3. The panel was hosted by Ion Hazzikostas.

Narrator: Welcome to the World of Warcraft: Legion What’s Next panel.

Hazzikostas: Hello, Blizzcon! I love it. This is the best time of year. Thank you all so much for coming out coming all this way from across the country, from across the world to celebrate the community that we’ve built together, and to learn about what’s coming next at some of your favorite Blizzard games.

So I know sometimes you might be hoping that you are going to be in attendance for the announcement of an all new expansion, but this is not one of those years, we are way too soon.

We’re working on one, of course, but we’re not going to talk about that right now today. Today is all about Legion, and what is coming next for you, and for us, and for everyone in Azeroth.



BlizzCon 2016 Panel Transcripts & Coverage

This archive gathers all BlizzCon 2016 Panel Transcripts, and our 2 developer interviews.

Activision Blizzard 2016 Q3 Financial Conference TranscriptBlizzCon 2016 – Songhammer Releases LEGION: EPIC Warcraft Inspired Rock Video
BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft CosplayersBlizzCon 2016 Open Ceremony Transcript
World of Warcraft: Legion InterviewWorld of Warcraft: Legion - What's Next Panel Transcript
World of Warcraft: Legion Design Retrospective Panel TranscriptWorld of Warcraft: Legion Q&A Panel Transcript
Blizzard Publishing Panel TranscriptBlizzard 25th Anniversary Panel Transcript
In-Game Cinematics: Cutscenes of Legion Panel Transcript