Blizzard Entertainment makes its return to Comic-Con® International: San Diego this July 18–22 with a full lineup highlighted by panel opportunities, event-exclusive items, talent signings, product news, and more. Featured this year are the company’s acclaimed Overwatch®, StarCraft®, World of Warcraft®, and Hearthstone® franchises as well as various activities from its Blizzard Publishing book label.
BLIZZARD’S SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
Behind the Cards: The Art of Blizzard’s Hearthstone, Thursday July 19, 12:00pm–1:00pm Room 5AB
Ben Thompson (art director), Hadidjah Chamberlain (senior FX artist), Jomaro Kindred (senior concept artist), and Matt Dixon (illustrator) offer a deep dive into the world of card creation for Blizzard Entertainment’s hit digital card game Hearthstone. Surprise and delight await as panelists walk attendees through the development of cards from the upcoming expansion, The Boomsday Project™, from initial concept sketches to final card art.
Behind the Scenes of Overwatch’s Newest Hero, Friday July 20, 3:15pm–4:15pm Room 6BCF
Overwatch developers Michael Chu (lead writer), Arnold Tsang (assistant art director), Geoff Goodman (lead hero designer), and Geoffrey Garnett (senior sound designer) present a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of developing the story, art, and gameplay kit for Overwatch’s newest hero, Wrecking Ball. Learn more about Overwatch hero design and participate in Q&A with the developers after the panel.
Chapters and Panels: Blizzard Publishing, Saturday July 21, 3:30pm–4:30pm Room 5AB
See how Blizzard’s many worlds are crafted into compelling art and narrative through an array of books and comics. Some of the industry’s top authors discuss how they bring to life engaging stories that expand and widen the universes of Blizzard’s games through the perspectives of some of gaming’s most unique characters. Panelists will highlight recent releases, hint at what may be yet to come, and perhaps unveil a surprise or two. Moderated by Blizzard Publishing senior editor Cate Gary. Panelists include Christie Golden, Jody Houser, Mark Evanier, and Steve Danuser.
Blizzard Featured Items July 18–22:
Attendees will be able to purchase the following items from the Blizzard Entertainment Booth #140