Getting Your WoW on at Dragon*Con

World of WarcraftIt almost goes without saying that Blizzard’s World of Warcraft is a part of the MMO Track at Dragon*Con. It has the most fans, and being a fan driven con… well… But the question isn’t if WoW will be represented, it’s how.

If you love the lore of the World of Warcraft or if you just like stories, songs and laughter, then you won’t want to miss Chad and Megan Tindale of Lessons In Lore (and members of our very own staff) lay down the beats. It begins on Friday the 2nd at 11:30 AM in the Savannah room of the Sheraton hotel with WoW Lore 101, an irreverent look at the history of the world (of Warcraft). Return on Saturday the 3rd to the Savannah room at 1 PM for the History of the Alliance as our loremasters present the tale told with the fairness and balance that you would expect from the mighty Horde. And on Sunday the 4th, still in the Savannah room at 2:30 PM, hear the Tales from the Horde, courtesy of the Alliance News Network. Trust me, you won’t want to miss any one of these three panels.

Have you been playing WoW with all the wrong addons? Do you even know what the right addons are? Addons? What are those? Luckily for you, we’ve got a panel with experts ckknight and Chad Tindale just salivating waiting to impress you with their knowledge of all the things you need to have that Blizzard refuses to add into the default interface. Come and see what all the fuss is about in All About Addons in the Savannah room on Sunday the 4th at 11:30 AM.

Now that you’ve got your addons squared away, maybe it’s time you learned how to chew bubble gum and kick ass. Monday the 5th in the Savannah room at 11:30 AM Andrew Patton is all out of bubble gum, so he’s left with showing you how to do the other part, or at least showing you the tools that can help. He wants to help you with Setting Yourself Up to Win. Be there!

But perhaps celebrating WoW isn’t your style. Perhaps you would rather lambaste it instead. Well, come to the Savannah room on Friday the 2nd at 7 PM and join in on What’s Wrong With WoW! You play, you know you do, and clearly you know better how to fix every thing broken in the game better than Blizzard, so come and put your mouth where you money is and be heard (by people with absolutely no influence over the game what so ever)!

Enough about the game… what about the socializing? Saturday is a big day for WoW on the MMO Track, beyond other panels listed above, the afternoon kicks into high gear with the World of Warcraft Costume Contest at 4 PM in the Marriott hotel, rooms A601-A602 (on the same level as the bar – I’m sure you know where THAT is, right?). Sure, Dragon*Con is full of costumes, everywhere, and there are easily a half dozen costume contests, but this one is just for WoW. Come and see people show off their Azerothian Finery for our celebrity judges and win prizes! ckknight, Oxhorn, and The Guild’s Robin Thorsen & Amy Okuda will preside. Once the winners have been crowned, hightail it over to the Capitol Ballroom in the Sheraton for our Darkmoon FaireWorld of Warcraft Meet and Greet: The Darkmoon Faire! Come and play carnival-style games for fun and prizes, and enjoy live entertainment from ckknight, Oxhorn, and the MMO Track staff. The faire begins at 7 PM and runs for two and half hours, but the fun doesn’t end there. We might be packing up our games, and opening out doors to the rest of the MMOs that aren’t made by Blizzard, but the prizes won’t stop as we slide right into the Gathering of Heroes track party. From 10 PM until they shut us down we’ll be spinning and oontzing into the wee hours.

Of course this is just the WoW-centric parts of the track, and we are so much more than WoW. Be sure to check out all our programming and stop by our party on Saturday night. See you there!

Grim