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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby theckhd » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:18 pm

Looks like I'll be there from Wednesday until Sunday night. Plenty of time for meet-ups, especially if others are making a vacation of it.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Darielle » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:06 pm

PsiVen wrote:Wife and I will be there again. F5 champions!


F5 champion mercernary :P

I'll be up there for something like Thurs-Sun, while I'm visiting that part of the US anyway.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby sahiel » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:52 pm

We're arriving Wednesday afternoon and we fly out on Monday afternoon, so definitely around for meetups too.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Shamora » Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:22 pm

So Blizzcon is just around the corner. Any tips, tricks, suggestions for a couple of first timers or recommendations on other things to do in the area or nearby? We are driving so we are gonna have our own transportation.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Ruldar » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:02 am

Disneyland is more or less right next door, if that's of interest there will probably be a kiosk somewhere in the convention center where you can buy tickets.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby PsiVen » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:28 am

Any fixings of a meet this year? Maybe we can coalesce at a larger one, not sure who all is hosting this year.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby theckhd » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:07 am

I think Nika and Invis planned the one two years ago. But if I recall correctly, they're not going this time.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Pfife » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:04 am

IIRC we met at a bar on the corner of Harbor Blvd and W Wilken Wy (Clancy's based on memory and Google Maps). That Thursday evening would likely be the best bet for a meet for balance between those making a long trip out of it and those doing extra parties during the con (I expect the extra/after parties to be done on Friday and Saturday).

I think this will be my last Blizzcon and I'll be quitting WOW within a couple of weeks after (baby on the way and I just haven't had the time to enjoy it for a while). I'd love to meet up again and possibly swap some Bnet IDs (still plan on playing Diablo, SC2 and Hearthstone (made the beta)). I'll be getting there on the 7th (should be early afternoon). It has been fun being a tankadin and I'll likely just keep lurking and tracking the game lore for fun.

Actually, I just had another idea. If there is a sufficient lull in the action during the con (based on the current schedule) and they have the WOW stations up again (just an area for people to play), would anybody be up for a Maintankadin raid? My plan is to throw in the towel after taking down Garrosh and I would love to do it with some of the people on here (provided there are enough willing to join and have Alliance characters).
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Amirya » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:22 am

I'm not going to Blizzcon, but ideally, I should be available for one of those, depending on the time.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby theckhd » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:29 am

I know I'll be at the WoWinsider party on Thursday night. Last time, I left that early to go to the MT party. I could do that again, but if there aren't many MT people going this year it might just be easier to plan to all meet up at the WoWI party (AFAIK, myself, Rhidach, Mel, Anafielle will all probably be there already).

I'll leave it up to the rest of the people going to decide though. There are lots of people I want to meet, so it'll be a busy weekend for me either way, and I don't want everyone else scheduling around me just because I spoke up. Pick what's most convenient for everyone else, and I'll make sure to make an appearance.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Shamora » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:07 pm

BTW would anyone say it is worth it to try to camp front row seats for any of the presentations rather then just takin it easy, wondering around and grabbin whatever seat you can find (or just standing)?
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Pfife » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:24 am

Shamora wrote:BTW would anyone say it is worth it to try to camp front row seats for any of the presentations rather then just takin it easy, wondering around and grabbin whatever seat you can find (or just standing)?



Based on the schedule, I'll likely be in hall D for the whole of Friday (but likely skip the contests). I'll be trying to get in line early and wouldn't mind working with a partner/group to get good seats and reserve for those that won't be there for all of them.

Also: schedule
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby jere » Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:47 pm

Pfife wrote:IIRC we met at a bar on the corner of Harbor Blvd and W Wilken Wy (Clancy's based on memory and Google Maps).


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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby theckhd » Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:49 pm

FYI, it looks like you can schedule a time for the Meeting Stone:
http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/forum/ ... 49654862#2

That might be a good alternative if people decide it's easier than trying to do dinner somewhere.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Fridmarr » Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:03 pm

jere wrote:
Pfife wrote:IIRC we met at a bar on the corner of Harbor Blvd and W Wilken Wy (Clancy's based on memory and Google Maps).


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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby PsiVen » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:07 am

I think we'll probably be going to the WoWInsider party as well, might be best just to bump into each other there. The bar we went to last time was a long walk from the NW end of the con, probably not the ideal place.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Shamora » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:33 pm

Any other gatherings/parties like the WoWInsider one goin on that would be worth goin to?
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby theckhd » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:24 am

So, this is a thing:
http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/forum/ ... 0433103763

My Sacred Duty colleagues and I thought it would be a good idea to schedule a time at the Meeting Stone to meet, greet, and most importantly thank our readers/watchers. Since we have our hammers in a number of different projects (Final Boss TV, Sacred Duty, Maintankadin, WoW Insider) we decided to make it a general meet-up rather than just a "Maintankadin meet-up" or a "Sacred Duty" meet-up.

We're calling it Palapalooza because the five of us are the core group that are promising to be there:

Theck - Blogger at Sacred Duty, moderator at Maintankadin, theorycrafter, Tank in <Cadenza> Tichondrius-US

Anafielle - Co-host on Final Boss TV, blogger at Sacred Duty, Twitterista, Retribution in <Something Wicked> Whisperwind-US

Meloree - Blogger at Sacred Duty, retired tank from <Edge> Garona-US

Rhidach - Protection Paladin blogger at WoW Insider, blogger at Righteous Defense, tank in <Business Time> Moonrunner-US

Antigen/Lysogen - Retribution Paladin blogger at WoW Insider, Retribution in <Cadenza> Tichondrius-US

Just to make it completely clear, this is not a paladin-only meet-up. We'd love to meet all of our readers/fans, no matter what class you play. We want to say hi to all of you, and we want to thank you in person for all the clicks, views, and comments you've given us over the years.

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Thought was that this could also be an open maintankadin meet-up, since the WoWI party will probably be crowded and hard to identify folks.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Fetzie » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:47 am

Maybe I'll make the trek over the pond for next year's Blizzcon. The meetups and parties are usually open to all, not just to ticket holders, right?
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:07 am

Fetzie wrote:Maybe I'll make the trek over the pond for next year's Blizzcon. The meetups and parties are usually open to all, not just to ticket holders, right?

Meetups in public places are open to all (if it's inside the venue, you won't get in without a ticket). As for the parties... the WoW Insider party was by invitation/confirmation only. We had to sneak in with bracelets from people who had already left the party.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby theckhd » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:15 am

Nikachelle wrote:
Fetzie wrote:Maybe I'll make the trek over the pond for next year's Blizzcon. The meetups and parties are usually open to all, not just to ticket holders, right?

Meetups in public places are open to all (if it's inside the venue, you won't get in without a ticket). As for the parties... the WoW Insider party was by invitation/confirmation only. We had to sneak in with bracelets from people who had already left the party.


That was the wowhead/Curse private party in the Hilton on Friday night, unless I'm misremembering. The WoWI party was at the Annabella patio on Thursday night.
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Nikachelle » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:51 am

theckhd wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:
Fetzie wrote:Maybe I'll make the trek over the pond for next year's Blizzcon. The meetups and parties are usually open to all, not just to ticket holders, right?

Meetups in public places are open to all (if it's inside the venue, you won't get in without a ticket). As for the parties... the WoW Insider party was by invitation/confirmation only. We had to sneak in with bracelets from people who had already left the party.


That was the wowhead/Curse private party in the Hilton on Friday night, unless I'm misremembering. The WoWI party was at the Annabella patio on Thursday night.

Aha. Wasn't sure which one it was tbh so took a shot in the dark. Whoops!
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby Pfife » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:55 pm

theckhd wrote:Palapalooza on Saturday, 4pm @ the Meeting Stone (near the entrances between halls B and C)



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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby theckhd » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:33 am

Nikachelle wrote:Aha. Wasn't sure which one it was tbh so took a shot in the dark. Whoops!

Yeah, they switched it around on us this year too, which makes it extra confusing. This year WH and WoWI are paired together Thursday. I'm not sure if there's a Curse private party or not yet. Probably, but clearly I wasn't invited! :P
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Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

Postby theckhd » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:34 am

Pfife wrote:
theckhd wrote:Palapalooza on Saturday, 4pm @ the Meeting Stone (near the entrances between halls B and C)

Now I know when and where to wear my Maintankadin shirt.


I went to pack mine yesterday, but decided against it. I ordered a small, which was already a little tight on me in 2011. Turns out it's even tighter on the 2013 version of me that's ~10-15 lbs heavier. It really wasn't flattering. Wonder if Aergis has any mediums left over.
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