As you run from panel to panel to eat up all the tasty morsels of exciting Blizzard game information, be sure to consult this list of activities and events you will definitely not want to miss.
Head to Hall A and play classic Blizzard games like Rock n' Roll Racing, The Lost Vikings, Blackthorne, and the original Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.
Stop by Hall A and get signatures from Blizzard artists and developers. If you bring it, they will sign it! Check the schedule for specific days and times as they'll be rotating every hour. Sons of the Storm on Saturday morning is a must-attend for anyone in possession of an as-of-yet unsigned poster.
Blizzard artwork and memorabilia will be on sale both days in a silent charity auction. Check out the amazing items on display in Hall A, where you can bid on and hopefully win something to add to your one-of-a-kind collection of Blizzard memorabilia. All art pieces are high quality "large format" framed prints signed by the artist/s, and it's for charity! All proceeds willgo to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
BlizzChat: Live Forums
Head upstairs to rooms 202A for the BlizzChat roundtable discussions, where attendees can discuss recent announcements and hot topics with one another. We’ll have a moderator on-hand to help keep the spam to a minimum. Check the schedule for when specific topics will be discussed, and bring the skills you picked up on the Debate Team.
Back by popular demand, the Artists Stage in Hall A will feature trios of Blizzard artists like Samwise, Mark Gibbons, Glenn Rane, Alex Horley, and Peter Lee as they draw, paint, and sculpt original pieces of artwork before your eyes. They'll also be taking questions from the crowd as they work, divulging their secret techniques and providing a glimpse into how they achieve their style, and the process behind creating Blizzard art. Check the schedule for the list of artists and times.
The Lore Zone (between Halls A and B) is back this year, turning average attendees into lore trivia superstars as they compete for prizes and glory. Whether you're a true red-shirt lore buff, or just casually enjoy skimming the quest text, you’ll want to stop by and test your knowledge of the fiction. Check the schedule for franchise-specific game times.
Stop by and leave your mark on BlizzCon 2011. Sign your name, draw a picture, or make a statement (keep it clean!) and after the event is over it will be proudly displayed in the Blizzard campus for years to come.
You'll want to stop by the Blizzard Theater, located near the convention entrance, to enjoy the always entertaining Blizzard cinematics like you’ve never experienced them before -- on a giant 85” plasma screen, with full theater surround sound.
For the first time ever you’re invited to venture inside the Blizzard Sound Booth. Step into the booth with three of your friends and record voice over work for a Blizzard cinematic. After you're done rendering your gruntiest orc or most diabolical demon, your recording will be saved to a USB drive, free for you to take home and enjoy for years to come.
OK, it’s not really an event, but the Guest Services booth between Halls B and C is well worth a visit. Trained BlizzCon employees will be on-hand from open to close to help you with any event-related questions or issues you may have. They'll be able to answer any of your questions or point you toward someone who can. Be sure to stop by and pick up a BlizzCon 2011 brochure after the opening ceremony!
Your friendly neighborhood Community Managers will be on-hand both days at the Ask Blizzard booth in Hall C to chat about Blizzard and our games. If you just saw a panel and have a game-related question that didn’t get answered, or if you just want to say hello, come on by!
If your guildies are in town and you’re looking for a place to meet up, or you want to say hi to others on your realm, the Realm Meeting Area upstairs in room 204A is a huge hall set aside for your mid-con rendezvous! For specific battlegroup meeting times check out the schedule, and hit up Wowpedia if you need to find out which battlegroup your realm belongs to.