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BlizzCon™ Gaming Festival Announced

PARIS, France - 28 June, 2005 - Blizzard Entertainment®, Inc. is proud to announce the very first Blizzard Convention, to take place on October 28 & 29 in Orange County, California. BlizzConTM is a celebration of our Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises and the players who have helped make them so popular around the world.

BlizzCon attendees can look forward to a variety of events, including participating in question and answer panels with the developers of World of Warcraft® and StarCraft: GhostTM, playing Blizzard games live with friends, and watching the world's best Warcraft III and StarCraft pro-gamers compete in the BlizzCon Invitational tournament.

Further information about ticket sales will be posted in the days ahead on www.blizzard.co.uk.

What: BlizzCon will be an ideal event for gamers from around the world to meet each other, participate in live Q&A's with Blizzard developers, and share their passion for their favourite Blizzard games.

Who: Gamers who enjoy playing any of the games developed by Blizzard Entertainment.

Where: Orange County, California. The exact location is to be announced at a later date.

When: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, 2005.

The event begins at 8 a.m. PDT on both days.

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