Christie Golden Live Public Chat – WoW: Arthas

The WorldofWar.net and Blizzplanet Community got a special treat courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment and Simon & Schuster, Inc. with a Live Public Chat with Christie Golden.

The main topic of this chat is the upcoming soul-chilling World of Warcraft: Arthas, Rise of the Lich King.

Fans were able to find out how it ties-in with World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King. The book ships on April 21. Below is a transcript of the chat.

PETA Organizes Canadian Seal Slaughter Event In WoW

PETA has announced their proactive protests against Canadian seal slaughter will reach World of Warcraft as a medium to meet and rally people.  The event will take place on April 11 at 1pm EST in the Whisperwind realm. You may find further details here.

The fight against the Canadian seal slaughter has gone digital!

That’s right, gamers, get ready: This Saturday, World of Warcraft (WoW) players will have the opportunity to combat a team of four Horde seal killers. We need your help to stop them from bashing in the heads of any more seals!

Thrall refused to ban the slaughter of seals, despite multiple requests from the Alliance to do so, because Orgrimmar stands to make a large profit from the fur.

Activists from across the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor are banding together to put a stop to the atrocious seal slaughter. Anyone who slaughters baby seals for their fur must surely be in service to the evil Lich King.

Here’s what you need to know in order to battle:

  • You must be in the WhisperWind realm in order to fight. Visit WorldofWarcraft.com if you need information about how to switch into this realm.
  • Once in the WhisperWind realm, go to Northrend, where you will find a zone called Howling Fjord, where the baby seals live on glaciers and boats float in the fjords. This will be the battleground to stop the slaughter. (Note: You must be at least a Level 70 player in order to enter Howling Fjord.)
  • The battle will take place on Saturday, April 11, at 1 p.m. EST.

Blizzard Reps Tease Gilneas

Blizzard is well known for their humor, specially in the forums.  A fan demanded Blizzard to open the gates of the Graymane Wall, to which Zarhym replied:

Blizzard Quote:
The consequences could be disastrous! We’d be absolutely out of our minds to ever do such a thing.

Bornakk posted on the same thread with suspensive dots after quoting Zarhym, followed by Crygil quoting Bornakk with exclamation marks. You will think, hey that’s nothing. No teasing here. And you might be right. Or there is more to it, than meets the eye.

Back on February 7, during our interview with Chris Metzen and Micky Neilson we asked if there were plans to open Gilneas in a future expansion.  They said there were awesome plans for Gilneas but couldn’t talk about it. If you missed that epic interview where both briefly talk about Gilneas, watch the video interview.

What plans does Blizzard has in store for us behind the Graymane Wall?  A high-end dungeon? A Wintergrasp successor? Whatever it is, it will be amazing!

Christie Golden Attending 2009 StarFest In Denver

Christie Golden is attending StarFest in Denver, Colorado on April 17-19.  She will be premiering ARTHAS there and signing books.  She will have copies of various of her novels for sale. Stop by and say hello.

The World of Warcraft: ARTHAS Collector’s Edition copies have been increased for a total of 10,000 limited copies. An extra chance for you to get it before they are sold out. While supplies last.

Her story “A Warrior Made” within Warcraft: Legends Vol. 4 is half done. The artist is In-Bae Kim.

2009 StarFest
Marriott Denver Tech Center
4900 S. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO—Map
April 17-19

In addition to her book signing sessions, she is scheduled to talk at a couple of panels:
Saturday 18 12:00-1:00pm Room 4
Sunday 19 11:00-12:30pm Room 4

Autograph Sessions at the Dealer’s Room
Friday 6:30pm
Saturday 11:00am
Sunday 9:00am

TOKYOPOP and Blizzard Dares You to Make Us Laugh!

TOKYOPOP is sponsoring a monthly online contest to find the funniest, most rib-busting Warcraft one-page comic strips created by you, the fans! Each month one winner will be selected to receive the grand prize—a collection of TOKYOPOP/Blizzard Entertainment manga! Additionally, winning artists can potentially be chosen by TOKYOPOP to be an artist art in upcoming Warcraft and StarCraft manga.

Click here for contest rules and details! Now go draw those comic strips—and get a sense of humor!

Henry Cavill Plays WoW

Another artist to join the World of Warcraft Celebs Club is british actor Henry Cavill who admitted in an interview with JustJared he has played World of Warcraft.

Henry Cavill has worked in Whatever Works (2009), The Tudors (2009), Town Creek (2009), Stardust (2007), and Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) among other roles.

JustJared: Which TV shows do you follow? Do you play any computer games?

Henry: I like Dexter a lot. I also really liked Battlestar Galactica. I

World of Warcraft Comic Contest Relaunches

Where one comic contest ends, another begins. This time around we’re partnering with TOKYOPOP to bring you a global contest with some fantastic prizes and industry exposure. The year-long World of Warcraft Comic Contest now begins again, and we’re looking for the funniest or most creative World of Warcraft comics to post on our website.

Each month’s winner will receive three volumes of Blizzard Entertainment manga, and will be considered by TOKYOPOP for contributions to upcoming volumes of both Warcraft: Legends and StarCraft: Frontline. Read the official rules and submit your comics.

2009 Arena Tournament Phase 3 Ending

A sign that Patch 3.1 is about to be deployed into live realms soon.  And that date might be in two weeks.  Blizzard Representative Ancilorn has announced Phase 3 of the 2009 Arena Tournament is ending next week. Keep working hard throughout the week to get your rewards. Phase 4 will start on April 15.

Blizzard Quote:
Phase 3 of the 2009 Arena Tournament will be ending next Tuesday, April 7, at 21.00 CEST. Please keep in mind that you have until the end of this phase to complete the 200 rated 3v3 games required to qualify for prizes. Participants must also remain on their team for the duration of the tournament to ensure prize eligibility. The Arena Tournament realms will be shut down for a week in preparation for Phase 4 of the tournament (the invitational ladder), which will determine who advances to the regional finals. Phase 4 will begin on Wednesday, April 15, after maintenance. For more information on the tournament, please visit our Arena Tournament information page:

To discuss the tournament with your fellow players, please visit the Arena Tournament Forum:

Thank you to all of the participants, and good luck to everyone who qualified for the invitational ladder!

2009 MI6 Awards Nominates Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment has been selected among the finalist nominees by the 2009 MI6 Awards.  The 4th Annual MI6 Video Game Marketing Conference will be held through April 8, 2009 at the San Francisco Grand Hyatt in Union Square (345 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA‎ – (415) 398-1234‎—see Map).

MI6 Awards nominated Blizzard in six categories:

OUTSTANDING TV OR THEATRICAL CAMPAIGN
World of Warcraft 2008 What’s your Game?” TV Campaign”

OUTSTANDING TV OR THEATRICAL AD
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