Blizzard Entertainment has announced several World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Midnight Launch Parties to take place around the world (USA, Canada, Europe, Asia) late night December 6th.

Blizzard developers will be attending these worldwide midnight launch parties. Check the list below to plan your schedule.

Most participating stores will have Costume contests and special events outdoors to giveaway prizes. Partners are JINX, NVIDIA, SteelSeries, Creative, and Cryptozoic.

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The Cataclsym is nigh!

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Costume Contest: All European launch events will feature a costume contest showcasing players’ favourite attire from the game with great prizes for the winners. All selected participants will also be given priority to enter their local event, so start gearing up! Check back here for more details soon.

For more information on official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch celebrations near you, including times and a list of local activities and events, check out the launch events website.

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GAME Store
1 Leicester Square
London WC2H 7NA

On December 6th, events will start at 7pm outside the store. Doors will open at 10pm.

Blizzard developers: Lead Systems Designer Greg Street (Ghostcrawler)and Game Designer Dave Kosak will sign World of Warcraft: Cataclysm products.


FNAC Store
Preciados, 28
28013 Madrid

On December 6th, events start at 8pm.

Blizzard Developers: 3D Artist Rob Sevilla and Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton.


FNAC Store
Galerie du Claridge
74, avenue des Champs-Elysées Paris 75008

On December 6th, events start at 7pm.

Blizzard Developers: Sr. Game Producer Carlos Guerrero and Lead Level Designer Jesse McCree.


Binnenwegplein 50-52
3012 KA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

On December 6th, events start at 10pm

Blizzard Developers: Sr. Game Producer John Lagrave and Lead Environment Artist Gary Platner.


Media Markt TV-HiFi-Elektro GmbH Berlin-Tegel
Hallen am Borsigturm
Am Borsigturm 2
13507 Berlin-Tegel

On December 6th, event starts at 10pm.

Blizzard Developers: Lead Encounter Designer Scott Mercer and Lead Software Engineer – Game Systems Patrick Magruder.


Sveavägen 39
11134 Stockholm

On December 6th, events start at 10pm

Blizzard Developers: Sr. Game Producer Rob Foote and Leven Designer Ed Hanes.

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Fry’s Electronics
10800 Kalama River Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

On December 6th, events start at 9pm

Blizzard Developers: Several staff members

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425 Queen Street West,
Toronto, Ontario

On December 6th, events start at 10pm.

Blizzard Developers: Sr. Game Producer Ray Cobo.

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Red House
10 Cheng-Du Rd.,
Taipei City

On December 8th events start at 7:30pm.

Blizzard Developers: Chief Operating Officer Paul Sams and Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas.


M. ВИДЕО (M.Video)
ТЦ «Метрополис»
Москва, Ленинградское шоссе, 16

On December 6th, events start at 8pm.

Blizzard Developers: Senior Game Designer Joe Shely and Audio Director Russel Brower