- Rob Pardo
Prior to assuming the position of Exe. VP of Game Design, he was the lead designer of World of Warcraft. Back in the days of EverQuest, he was the GM of the guild Legacy of Steel - a powerhouse of the day. Jeff Kaplan eventually replaced him as GM of Legacy.
A crab. A man. A gin. For those very dedicated fans and players, what he has to say at BlizzCon tends to be the most important and long lasting announcements.
- Jeff "Tigole" Kaplan
Former Lead World Designer for World of Warcraft, now working on the unannounced game in development at Blizzard. Operates under the alias "Tigole" on the official Blizzard forums. Former GM of the powerhouse EverQuest guild Legacy of Steel with current Blizzard executive Rob Pardo.
- Tom Chilton
Lead designer for World of Warcraft. Often assumes the name "Kalgan." While he often posts on the official forums, sometimes certain segments of the community disagree with him.
- Chris Metzen
Vice President of Creative Design at Blizzard. A noted animator and graphic artists, Metzen contributes heavily to the story and lore of Blizzard franchises. He has been instrumental in shaping the back-story for both the World of Warcraft and Star Craft universes.
- Mike Morhaime
Responsible in part for founding Blizzard, Michael Morhaime current serves as its president. He often delivers key note addresses and announces new products to Blizzard's fans. He is also an accomplished poker player.
- Bobby Kotick
CEO and President of Activision Blizzard, the parent company of the makers of World of Warcraft. Previously worked as the CEO of Activision.
- Samwise Didier
Samwise is the Art Director at Blizzard. He is in-charge of creating the artwork for most of the Blizzard franchises. He has been at Blizzard a long time, and has been instrumental in setting the look and feel for the various universes.
Community Manager on the U.S. forums. Often likes to appear in Public Test Realm events and summon monsters. He often turns himself into a giant vomiting tree.
Community Manager for the World of Warcraft. She posts under the avatar of a lighted candle. Can often be seen at conventions around the world interacting with fans.
Photo by Humprey Cheung.
Community Manager on the U.S. forums. Friends with Bornakk, who got a Tiny Crimson Whelping before he did.
Bornakk is a common face on the WoW forums, often posting the latest news and information for the community.We don't know what he looks like. But we're hoping to snap a picture of him.
Zarhym is a mystery. Who is the man? Who is the myth?
BlizzCon 2009 shall tell!
- Richard Knaak
Author of several World of Warcraft books amongst other fantasy novels. Confirmed to be attending BlizzCon 2009.
- Frank Pearce
Frank Pearce is a co-founder of Blizzard and a senior VP of the company. He is involved in many of their properties.
- Paul Sams
Paul Sams is the Chief Operating Officer at Blizzard Entertainment.
- Alex Afrasiabi
Alex Afrasiabi is a quest designer for World of Warcraft. His online persona, Foror, appears several places in the game. Most notably he the legendary Foror's Compendium of Dragon Slaying is named after him.
- J. Allen Brack
J. Allen brack is a lead producer at Blizzard.
- Christie Golden
Christie Golden is the author of numerous World of Warcraft books, most recently "Arthas."
She has been confirmed to be signing books for everyone at BlizzCon 2009.