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Wowhead BlizzCon Party Reminder: November 5th at the Hilton Anaheim!
2015/11/04 at 5:56 PM
BlizzCon is almost upon us, and with it comes the free annual Wowhead party on the evening of November 5th. As we're celebrating Wowhead's 10th Anniversary this year, our party is even bigger and better!
Big thanks to our sponsors:
The Wowhead BlizzCon Party is tonight! Join us from 6pm Pacific on November 5th at the Hilton Anaheim, 5th floor, for a fun-filled evening! RSVP here:
And if you're not able to join us in person, we'll be livestreaming the party right here on Wowhead's front page with giveaways!
What's new this year?
This year we have a new location with much more space
: the massive
Lanai and Sunset outdoor decks on the 5th floor at the Hilton Anaheim
. We're excited about our new location this year, as it has more than triple the amount of space of last year's party!
Our party runs longer than in the past!
We're starting an hour earlier
, at 6pm PST, and going until 11pm PST.
Panser will be hosting the Wowhead livestream with tons of awesome guests; Hafu is joining us as the party host on stage!
As it's Wowhead's 10th anniversary, it wouldn't be a birthday party without decorations. Grab a picture by our cake decorated with rockets.
Test your luck and
spin our new prize wheel
for a chance at epic prizes from J!NX, Logitech, Lootcrate, and more. Stay tuned for more details!
Talking about your favorite games is fun with your friends, but it's even better if you can play them together. We have a
brand new gaming lounge
, letting you play your favorite Blizzard games like Hearthstone on fully-unlocked accounts.
We've got an
art gallery for the first time
, featuring our favorite entries from our
Legion Art Contest
So much swag! We've got a fresh set of Wowhead-themed swag, including wristbands and cinch bags. Players loved the Wowhead pins from last year, made by
, so we've expanded the pin series this year to cover Hearthhead, Overking, and Legion-themed Wowhead pins. Below are the designs for our new pins:
2015 Party Hosts
! will be our party's stage host and
will be the livestream host!
A former BlizzCon champion for World of Warcraft, Hafu is now one of the most popular Hearthstone players and known for her superb arena play. She was invited to participate in the BlizzCon 2014 panel
How To Become and Arena Legend
, the recent
TwitchCon Women in Gaming Panel
Wowhead Video Manager
will be hosting the party live stream, which will feature VIP guests--favorite streamers, content creators, cosplayers, and community figures. If you can't attend the party in person, watching the stream is a great way to feel involved! The stream will be live around 6:30-10:30 pm at
Since it's Wowhead's 10th Anniversary, we've got a birthday cake! We'll be updating this post with more cake pictures, but
has been sharing in-progress shots.
Wowhead, Hearthhead, and Overking held themed-drink contests and we sent our favorite drink names over to the bartenders!
Gaming Lounge and Hearthstone Tournament
Our sister site Hearthhead has put together a Hearthstone Tournament in our new Gaming Lounge! You can play Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm throughout the party on completely-unlocked accounts, and also participate in our tournament at 7:30pm.
One of the unique features of our party is a gaming lounge where you'll find fully unlocked accounts of Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm. This will be available almost the entire night for attendees to just to walk up and play with every single Hearthstone card at their disposal. But what we haven't told you is if you're seen playing in the first hour and a half of the party, you have a chance at being chosen to play in our Hearthhead Tournament! Sixteen players will be chosen throughout that time period and asked to come back before the action begins at 7:30 PM PST. Those who participate will not only get a shot at making their ideal deck and actually compete with it, but they'll also be guaranteed to walk away with some prizes.
Split among the prize pool you'll find various Hearthhead themed swag, stress balls from
, hats and stickers from
pin sets, and tokens for our prize wheel!
Just for competing you'll get a Hearthhead bottle opener, Hearthhead pin, and a
J!NX Hearthstone Sticker
Win your first match and you'll also earn a Hearthstone stress ball from the
Summon Loot Crate
The top four will also be receiving a
J!NX Hearthstone hat
Runner-up earns a full ZAM Network pin set and one token for our prize wheel.
Whoever takes it all will get all of the above and
tokens for our prize wheel.
And don't underestimate that prize wheel, included in the potential winnings are
from Logitech and
J!NX faction shirts
Learn more about the Hearhstone tournament
Legion Art Gallery
We received nearly 500 entries to our Legion Art Gallery and we've published a gallery with
nearly 200 entries
. You'll find many of these entries at the Wowhead Party!
The prompt for our contest was simply to create a wallpaper on what you were most looking forward to in Legion, and we received everything from Illidan to Demon Hunters to Artifact Weapons to the Taurens in Highmountain.
Winners have been selected and we will be featuring their artwork in a blog post on Thursday, November 5th.
Click here to view the Legion Art Gallery!
What's better than a Blizzard plushie? A
plushie! The oversized Alliance Gryphon Hatchling and Horde Wind Rider Cubs, who are only found in the Blizzard HQ lobby, are making the trip to our party. Give them a hug or snap a picture with them--they'll be hanging out by our livestream area.
You'll want to get your claws on our cuddly prizes! Our party claw machine is stuffed with dozens of
plushies...and even some surprise prizes to be revealed the day of the party.
We'll have our usual stream, stage, and blog giveaways the night of the party, but we'll also be unveiling a new prize wheel. Spin and win a variety of prizes from our sponsors including:
Alliance, Horde, or Hearthstone stickers
Lumberjack Uther Skin Codes
Series 2 Pins
Cute but Deadly Starter Lanyard
Hearthstone Talking Bottle Opener
Summon Loot Crate
(featuring Hearthstone merch) from Loot Crate
Wowhead Party Pins
Spinning the Prize Wheel will require you to first acquire a Prize Wheel token, acquired from staff or doing specific activities at the party (more details soon!) If you don't get a token, don't worry--we'll have tons of prizes on the stage and stream like J!NX
We also have a series of amazing Grand Prizes this year that we'll be raffling off throughout the night. You'll get your raffle ticket when you enter our party.
Prize winners will be periodically announced on the stage and we'll also be updating the Wowhead Party blog with winning numbers in case you missed the announcements. Grand Prizes include:
J!NX Mega Bundles, featuring apparel from all your favorite Blizzard games, including some
newly-revealed Heroes of the Storm shirts
GTX 970 Graphics Cards
, courtesy of Blizzard
Virtual Ticket Giveaway
To celebrate our party announcement, we're giving away ten BlizzCon Virtual Tickets! The virtual ticket gives you access to live streams of all the BlizzCon panels, and exclusive DirecTV broadcasts in between them, as well as the chance to watch all the tournaments taking place over the weekend.
You'll also get on-demand video of anything you missed. Not only that, but you'll receive all the virtual items: the adorable
murloc pet, a Hearthstone Card Back, Diablo transmogs, a Heroes of the Storm mount, and Starcraft portraits and decal!
All you need to do to enter the contest to win one of ten Virtual Tickets is tell us the thing you're most excited about seeing, hearing about, or attending at BlizzCon in the comments below!
Winners will be picked on Thursday, November 5th, at 1pm Pacific. This is a fast giveaway, we want to give you one last chance if you're at home to join in!
Winners were picked and will be emailed around midnight tonight, shortly after the party (sorry for the rush!):
Of course, you don't need a virtual ticket, even a BlizzCon ticket at all to attend our party. If you're in the Anaheim area you can come on down, and players all over the world can watch the live stream on Wowhead! There's no advance sign-up to get in, and everyone has a chance to win prizes, even those joining us on the site!
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