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Reflections: BLIZZCON 2009 REPORT! "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly" edition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ailinea   
Tuesday, 25 August 2009 16:47
Blizzcon, folks! BLIZZCON!

Keyboard CataclysmTHE GOOD:
  • Meeting guildies! Ktok, Jezriyah, Wernstrom, Maelyne, Nycodemus, and I went to Blizzcon. Entropus came up on Thursday and had dinner with us. Always fun to put faces to names and voices! (For Jez and Ktok and myself, meeting a few of the Twitter folk as well!)
  • Cataclysm--IT'S ALL TRUE! Really, there's nothing quite as exciting as hearing the announcements in person and seeing the trailer up on the big screen.
  • A WINNER, IT'S YOU! I won a free year's subscription to the new WoW Magazine, Nyco won a free customized shirt or hat from the SwagDog booth, and Maelyne won a Spectral Tiger.
  • Grunty, the Murloc Marine will fight the zergling pet from the first collector's edition to the death. Cool addition! (I still need to redeem my Grunty.)
  • If you had told me 15 years ago when a friend made me a mixed tape of classic rock that I'd hear Ozzy Osbourne play Iron Man live, I would have said you were pulling my leg! Whether or not you like Ozzy, it's still cool to have gotten to see him live!
  • The food at the Hilton. Expensive, but I still haven't found anything I don't like!
  • The costume contest was, as always, amazing!
  • I GLOMPED KAEL'THAS! TWICE!!! Apparently he also played EQ1, and we chatted a little about that between people taking photos of him.
  • "Don't Make Me Get My Main" (by Cranius and Legs, who also did the "Ulduar" music video with Summergale) was the winner of the movie contest. See it below. Laugh hard (schadenfreude?). Be glad we're not on a PvP server.
THE BAD
  • I really didn't need to sit through a million people doing the "Orc Peon" sounds from Warcraft III during the Sound Alike contest. But sit through it, we did. Even Jay Mohr was getting tired of it. (I think he was running out of jokes/funny things to say when YET ANOTHER person would do those sounds.)
  • Line rides. There are always line rides.
  • The swag bag wasn't as good as last year. But considering the money they probably had to shell out to get Ozzy, I'm not surprised.
  • Red-eye flights home. 'Nuff said.
  • Sitting in front of some obnoxious guys for the Closing Ceremonies and the L80ETC (or TAFKAL80ETC)/Ozzy shows. I can't even begin to describe how obnoxious they were. When TAFKAL80ETC began playing, we found out their faction. You guessed it...they were Alliance.
THE UGLY
  • Costume snark: Do some of these people actually PLAY the game? Blood Elf ears point UP, Night Elf ears point BACK. And the number of ears I saw on backward make me see red.
  • Dance snark: Do some of these people actually PLAY the game? The number of people doing the human male dance AND GETTING IT WRONG was getting to the point where I want to do the human male dance next year to show them how it's done!
  • Watching three 13-ish year olds headbanging to Ozzy. Or "trying to headbang" is more accurate. I never thought I'd say this but, kids? Watch Beavis and Butt-head and get edumacated.

I'm sure there's more, which I'll add in later. If you went, feel free to comment with your highlights (and lowlights) of the con!

In the meantime, enjoy the winning video!

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 August 2009 16:48 )
 
Comments (1)
Blizzcon
1 Monday, 31 August 2009 16:20
Tollus
Sounds like fun. Maybe next year I will join you. I should at least go once.

By the way, how exactly does one get one's ears on backward?
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