We've all heard the news that there will be no BlizzCon 2012, which has left me sad. No, friends, I am not sad because I will not be in the crowd for the next big announcement this year. No, I am not sad that I won't get to bask in the Californian autumn sun. I am sad because I will not get to see you, my best friends, until 2013.
Everyone just asked:
Will there be no BlizzCon in 2012?
That is correct. Blizzard has just announced that due to the amount of work left to be done in the triple game lineup for 2012-13, it will not be hosting BlizzCon this year and instead holding the Battle.net Championship rounds in Asia near the end of the year.
Why is Blizzard canceling BlizzCon this year? I've got a few of my own reasons, and I'm sure the community is ready and willing to speculate on what exactly is going on over at Blizzard in the wake of this decision. BlizzCon could be a very nasty red mark on the spreadsheet for costs this year while three products make their way through crunches. The resources could be tied up in other places. There are a million reasons, but the one that definitely isn't the case is attendance, as BlizzCon 2012 was bigger than ever and filled to the brim. There's definitely more to this story, and I hope we'll hear more about it soon.