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Reminder: Win WoW Insider's stuff!

Dear readers, you've probably noticed that WoW Insider is downright eager to give you guys free things the last few weeks. To give everyone the best possible chance of winning, here's a reminder for our two current, ongoing contests for those that may have missed them.
  1. Your window of opportunity is closing quickly if you want to enter our Arthas: Rise of the Lich King giveaway. It's 3:00 PM Eastern as of this posting, and that contest ends at 6:00 PM Eastern. That's three hours! Head over there and throw your name into the ring!
  2. Our Fan Art contest is still ongoing, and you only have until Monday night to enter that. Remember. creativity is more important to our judges than anything else, so even if you think you're a bad artist, you probably have a chance to win if you can make us laugh!
Remember to go through the official rules for each contest (linked on their pages) before entering, and note which regions are able to enter. Good luck to everyone who participates!

Filed under: Contests

Arthas: Rise of the Lich King giveaway

The contest we've been alluding to the last couple of weeks is finally here: This is your chance to win a copy of Arthas: Rise of the Lich King through WoW Insider, courtesy of Simon and Schuster.

If you somehow managed to miss Daniel and I talking about this book, Arthas is the latest World of Warcraft novel and its official release is April 21st. It's quite possibly the most hyped up book in Warcraft history, and as you may have read in our review, the hype is warranted. We've talked about this book enough that I don't think I need to say anything else beyond the fact that we have ten (10!) copies of this book to give away.

To enter, leave a comment on this post before Wednesday, April 15th at 6PM Eastern. Ten winners will be chosen randomly, and each will receive one copy of Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, limit one winner per household. You must be at least 18 to enter and a legal resident of the United States or non-Quebec resident of Canada. You may only enter once. Anybody found to be doing otherwise will be disqualified. Please read the official rules before entering.

Be sure to comment with an e-mail address you check often and have easy access to, because that's how we will be contacting our chosen winners. Good luck to all who participate!

UPDATE: Contest closed. We'll be randomly choosing winners and contacting them soon. Thanks to all who participated!

Filed under: Contests

Blizzard's Arthas: Rise of the Lich King quiz contest

Blizzard announced a brand new contest yesterday, and it's quite possibly their most simple contest yet. Read an excerpt from Arthas: Rise of the Lich King, answer three questions about what you read to enter the contest, and then you're given a chance to win a collector's edition of the Arthas novel. Pretty sweet and, as I said, really easy to enter.

Blizzard's official contest isn't the only one running, either. Fan sites around the blogosphere (good gosh I hate that term) are giving them away like crazy, and we even have a nice stack of our own that we'll be giving away soon. Keep an eye out, and seriously- enter these contests, whether it's ours or Blizzard's or someone else's contest. This book is worth the effort, and the collector's edition is pretty classy. Remember, this is coming from someone who thinks many of the Warcraft novels are pretty terrible.

Filed under: Events, Blizzard, Contests

BlizzPlanet hosts a chat with Arthas author Christie Golden [Updated]

Our friend Medievaldragon over at BlizzPlanet is going fan-crazy about the new Arthas, Rise of the Lich King book, due out in bookstores any day now. And with good reason, too -- apparently both Alex and Dan are also nuts about the book, and it's basically a must-read if you're at all interested in the lore behind Arthas, Jaina, and the creature we all know as the Lich King. And Medievaldragon has set up an awesome opportunity for anyone interested in the novel: they're having a live public chat with author Christie Golden on Thursday evening, April 9th, at 9pm Eastern. She'll be sitting down in the CoverItLive widget there to talk with you about the lore behind the book, how she worked with Blizzard to figure out where Arthas is and where he's going, and whatever else you'd like to ask.

Sounds like fun, but if you are in the EU you'll have to stay up late if you want to see it all happen live. It begins at about 3am in Paris, so it'll be a late night if you have questions you want to ask. The good news is that the CoverItLive widget logs the chat, so even if you can't make it to see everything go down live, you can scroll back through it later and read up on what happened.

The book itself is due out April 21 -- you can preorder a collectible version of the novel if you want to right now for $32, which isn't cheap, or you can pre-order the non-collectible version from for $16.50. You can also support your local fantasy bookstore and wait until later in the month to pick it up there.

[UPDATE: Corrected the live chat date to April 9.]

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Events, Blizzard, News items, Lore, NPCs, Wrath of the Lich King

Blizzard Insider Issue 30 released today

Issue 30 of Blizzard's newsletter, the Blizzard Insider, is hitting inboxes this afternoon. These newsletters don't come often, but when they do, there's always some good stuff the comes along with it. On the World of Warcraft front, beyond the screenshots and fan art, we have a few new pages to check out:
For our general Blizzard fans among our readership (which is a pretty large number of you/us), we have a couple of Diablo III and Starcraft II items from the community:

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard

BlizzPlanet reviews upcoming Arthas novel

One of the Warcraft novels I've actively been looking forward to is Arthas, Rise of the Lich King. It's set to be released to the world on April 21, 2009 but has gotten its hands on a few bound galleys of the book early. Some of them are being given away, but he's also reading one on his own and has gifted us with a quick review.

The review makes the book sound incredible, though perhaps a bit too cluttered. The novel is roughly 300 pages in length (I believe) and the first 100 pages covers his childhood from the arrival of the Stormwind refugees in Lordaeron to the beginning of Warcraft III. That covers about fourteen years, and that's potentially a lot of territory to cover!

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Lore, Wrath of the Lich King

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