Blizzcon 2013 – Thank You!

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So, Blizzcon 2013 is over but now it’s time to reflect on the convention. We read blogs about peoples experiences and their opinions on what was announced. We listen to podcasts where the hosts detail their adventures and their take on the news. We chat with each other on Twitter and follow new friends and reconnect with old ones. Blizzard’s (almost) annual celebration of all the things is done but it’s impact will continue to be felt for a while.

Blizzcon2014-20131108-0149Speaking of impact, we wanted to take this time to thank everyone that helped make our 4th Blizzcon Party a huge success. From the people and companies that donated the epic loot to the volunteers that helped out or even offered to help to the guests who made it a night to remember. It really brings things home when you hear that people had a wonderful time at your event and, while we were debating whether this would be our last before the party, we are committed (or maybe should be committed) to bringing you another fun meetup next Blizzcon!

Blizzcon2014-20131109-0005This year’s event was pretty amazing. We had a lot of guests (maybe we should have kept count) and sold 70 loot bags for charity. I would call this a great success! We raised approximately $700 for Child’s Play Charity thanks to all of your support. In addition, due to the small difficulty of having our venue go out of business about 4 weeks before Blizzcon, we had the additional need to recoup our costs for the new location (Bowlmor Lanes, Anaheim) by selling drink tickets. I’m happy to say that we sold every single one of the tickets and were able to pay back Hydra for the money she laid out to book the room.

Blizzcon2014-20131109-0012-2As for the show itself, we will be discussing that with a panel of wonderful people whom we have not yet invited to do so. If you could, please email us ( info@twistednether.net ) or call our voicemail ( 407-705-3161 ) and leave your impressions of the con. You can give us your feedback on the things announced, what you did at the convention or watching the virtual ticket or even talk about our Party (or some other party I suppose). We’d also love feedback on what you thought about the party or maybe why you didn’t attend (other than not being in the LA area or attending Blizzcon).

Blizzcon2014-20131110-0136We’ll be updating the list of People and Companies that helped us by donating items for our Loot Bags this year. We couldn’t have done this without your support. We’re also talking about trying to find a location closer to the convention next year. Unfortunately, from what we have seen, this costs money. We’d love feedback on whether you would be interested in contributing to a Kickstarter or some other means of gathering the capital required to get a conference room at a hotel or some such. Reply in the comments or send us an email if you think you would be interested in this type of change and willing to donate to make it happen.

Thanks again to everyone for all your help. This will definitely be a Blizzcon we will not soon forget! If you want to link your posts or podcast episodes or vlogs or whatever in the comments here, please feel free to do so!

Blizzcon 2013!

It’s almost here! Blizzcon 2013 is coming and we just wanted to make sure you had all the information about everything going on. Here is a list of useful links:

 

Make sure to join us at the TNB Blizzcon Party! It’s going to be great.

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Episode 211 – Shooz, Booz and Blizzcon

image.png Blizzcon 2013 is almost here and it’s time for our Pre-Blizzcon show! We are joined this week by a couple of Blizzcon Noobs. Jed from Jed’s Corner of WoW Shenanigans and the Follow the leader podcast and Rilandune from Heroically Random and, of course, the Random Rants and Ravings with Rilandune segment.

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Resource Site Spotlight – Blizzcon 2013

Hello Twisted Nether brethren and welcome!

Today I’d like to focus on Blizzcon, after all it’s only 2 weeks away! Most of you who are going have already made all your reservations and plans and, if you’re anything like me, you are just waiting for the day to arrive. (Chomping at the bit is more like!)

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Whether you’re attending the convention or just relaxing at home with the live stream here is a list of Blizzcon sites I’d like to share with you.

Let’s begin with our home site here, Twisted Nether. If you’re going we’d like to know. Especially if you’re attending our meetup on Friday night Nov 8th. If you haven’t yet, check out our Blizzcon 2013 page. If you’re attending our meetup, fill out this short form to let us know you’re coming and if you’d like to donate to Child’s Play Charity.

If you are interested in finding other meetups there are plenty out there to be had. I couldn’t possibly do them all justice so I’m not going to try.  Be sure to check out your favorite sites, podcasts and blogs and see if they have something planned.

For all the basics about Blizzcon you need to start here –> Blizzcon.com. This is the Blizzard site that will pretty much tell you what you need to know about the event. The schedule has come out for this two day extravaganza and can be found here –> Blizzcon Map & Schedule.  You can also check out this page for a more succinct list of Blizzcon Information. It includes directions and links to the Anaheim Convention Center, parking, the Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, and several hotels in the area. If you’re looking for places to stay or other things to do while you’re in the area checking out this link is a must. You can also follow this Blizzard event on Twitter at Blizzcon2013.

Here are some other fun sites and helpful links.

Blizzcon Countdown – A helpful hints and Blizzcon goer guide podcast that interviews previous Blizzcon attendees to help you know what to expect from the event. It is arranged in short 30-45 minute episodes that cover a wide range of topics about attending Blizzcon.

WoWWiki – Lots of general info and more links to all the Blizzcon global sites.

World of Podcasts – A meetup event of WoW Podcasters with panels, contests and events. It will be taking place on Thurs 11/07. Meet all your favorite podcasters!

Jump into the conversation! Information and discussions can be found on your Blizzard realm forums or at the Blizzcon official forums. Meet people from your realm that are going.

For more in-depth coverage of the schedule here is a great article at Ten Ton Hammer. They have info on what you can expect from each panel discussion listed at the event.

Several other sites are covering the schedule as well such as Icy-Veins, MMO Champion, and WoWHead just to name a few.

If you’re interested in the PVP, you can meet the teams of the Warcraft Global Invitational here at BlizzPosts. Check out the schedule and come cheer ‘em on!

Along with all these official (and not so official) sites many of your favorite bloggers, podcasters and fans have written or produced information about Blizzcon. Make sure you go check them out and see what they have to say. Many are veterans of the Con and have great information to share about their experiences that just might give you the tip you were looking for.

If you weren’t already jazzed to go, I hope that these tidbits of information have pumped you up and helped you prepare just a little bit. I look forward to meeting everyone and hope you will all come say hello to me and the rest of the Twisted Nether crew. Until then don’t forget… go make the world a better place. :)

Zab~*

If you have a resource site you’d like to share with the world, drop me a line at Zabbylocks@gmail.com.

You can find me on Twitter @Zabbylocks or sometimes at my blog Life in the Soulwell.

 

Episode 210 – Siege of TNB

TNBTwitterLogo We’ve got another Twisted Round Table for you this week. We welcome Rezznul from Red Noob Diaries, Tzufit from Tree Heals go Woosh, and Dee from Main Floor Tank. We’re talking about patch 5.4, of course!

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