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Azeroth Interrupted: Life Lessons learned from BlizzCon

Each week, Robin Torres contributes Azeroth Interrupted, a column about balancing real life with WoW.

Well, I'm back home from BlizzCon and am reunited with my family. I feel that aside from the WoW info I absorbed there, that I have also learned some valuable Real Life lessons -- and I hope that other attendees learned some, too.

Family First: Ok, I knew this one already, but BlizzCon reinforced it. Because I knew my daughter was well taken care of by her other parent, I was able to relax and enjoy myself. But also, Blizzard made their convention very family friendly. There was plenty to do for the whole family, including jousting. I saw babies strapped happily to parents and children enjoying a kind of Halloween in August, like this young Tauren pictured here. Unfortunately, my daughter is too old to be carried all day and too young to sit still for too long, but it is good to see that there will be plenty for her to do if we go as a family when she's older -- perhaps at BlizzCon 2010.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Azeroth Interrupted, BlizzCon

BlizzCon will get back to the classics

Blizzard fans can expect to get an earful at their visits to the World Wide Invitational and BlizzCon this year. The classical orchestra Video Games Live will be performing at both live events in and Anaheim, at no additional cost to attendees. I guess we can call that more bang for your $100 bucks of BlizzCon admission.

As nifty a backdrop as this will be, particularly for the WWI and for what I am betting will be a great new Starcraft announcement, I can't help but feel disappointed. I was hoping to be able to hair metal out with my friends to another rendition of "I am Murloc." Level 60 Elite Tauren Chieftan, I miss you. I guess I will have to watch my TBC behind the scenes DVD and be satisfied with that.

[via Joystiq]

Filed under: Events, Blizzard, BlizzCon

Video Games Live Concert Review

The estimable San Jose Mercury News has posted a short review of last weeks Video Games Live concert that we reported on a while back. The show featured newly-arranged renditions of the themes from WoW & Halo, among others, and was apparently quite well-received by the crowd. The review is mostly positive, with the only negative points directed toward the venue;apparently was not the ideal place to hear symphonic music.

I bet this show was a lot of fun. I probably wouldn't recognize 90 percent of the tunes to save my life, but it's not too often you get kids packing a stadium to listen to a symphony; any excuse for that is just fine by me.

Click here to read the full review.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, WoW Social Conventions, Odds and ends, News items

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