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Dec 6, 2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 4 pieces representing the Warcraft universe. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.
Dec 3, 2010 Cataclysm Info Page is Live
We're pleased to unveil the new World of Warcraft: Cataclysm game information page. There you'll find the latest trailers, a screenshot gallery, downloadable desktop wallpaper, and a collection of epic artwork. The expansion launches at midnight on December 7, so be sure to preorder Cataclysm today and get ready to experience World of Warcraft like never before!
Dec 3, 2010 World of Warcraft Mugs Now Available
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Or perhaps you need a not-so-subtle way to show your World of Warcraft enthusiasm at the office (since shouting "For the Horde!" at the top of your lungs during meetings doesn't always go over too well)? Taverncraft has the solution with today's debut of two new massive stoneware mugs. One mug is devoted to the Horde, featuring a panoramic image of Orgrimmar, with the other showcasing the Alliance stronghold Stormwind. Each full-color mug holds a hefty 18 oz. (.53 ltrs.) of your favorite hot or cold beverage, and costs $19.99 plus shipping/handling. The mugs are available now at www.wowsteins.com, with guaranteed holiday delivery within the contiguous United States, while supplies last, if ordered prior to December 15, 2010.
Dec 3, 2010 The Darkmoon Faire Rolls Into Los Angeles December 4-5
Cryptozoic Entertainment, home of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, is bringing the Darkmoon Faire to Los Angeles, CA on December 4 and 5. The event offers tournaments with thousands of dollars in prizes, as well as a chance to challenge both Blizzard and Cryptozoic employees. There is also a costume contest on Saturday evening with prizes provided by Cryptozoic, Blizzard Entertainment, and J!NX.

Join the Facebook event page to network with attendees or follow along at home with our live coverage team on Saturday morning.
Dec 2, 2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 5 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.
Dec 1, 2010 Blizzard Holiday Contests
There's a tradition at Blizzard Entertainment of creating a very special holiday treat each year to share the warmth of the season, but with a uniquely Blizzard touch. We invite you to help us spread the holiday cheer this year by entering our second annual Blizzard Holiday Card Contest or our Blizzard Holiday Dessert Contest. You can win great prizes from Razer as well as special autographed copies of Blizzard titles by crafting a Blizzard themed holiday card or dessert. Want to learn more? Pack your creativity and visit the contest pages.

Blizzard Holiday Card Contest

Blizzard Holiday Dessert Contest
Nov 30, 2010 BlizzCast 15 Now Available
BlizzCast 15 is now live! In this episode, we bring you in-depth coverage of the upcoming Cataclysm expansion and discuss everything from world creation to class changes to sound design.

In our first segment, we discuss world-building with World of Warcraft Lead World Designer Alex Afrasiabi and Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton. For our second segment, we delve into music and sound design with Composer and Director of Audio Russell Brower and Senior Composer of Music and Sound Derek Duke. Our third segment focuses on the voice acting in Cataclysm with Producer of Casting and Talent Relations Andrea Toyias. Last, but certainly not least, we sit down with World of Warcraft Lead Systems Designer Greg Street to discuss the class and systems changes in Cataclysm.

Head over to the BlizzCast page to listen now, or download it from iTunes.
Nov 29, 2010 Moonkin Hatchling & Lil' Ragnaros Now Available
We're pleased to announce that the two recently revealed in-game pets, Lil' Ragnaros and the Moonkin Hatchling, have now made their way to the Pet Store section of the online Blizzard Store at a price of $10 each.

Like last year's Pandaren Monk, the Moonkin Hatchling has a soft spot for helping children. For every Moonkin Hatchling adopted from now through December 31, 2010, Blizzard Entertainment will donate 50% of the $10 purchase price to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Thanks to the support of all the World of Warcraft players out there who purchased the Pandaren Monk last year, we were able to donate more than $1.1 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this past February. We're looking forward to making another big contribution to this great cause on behalf of the World of Warcraft community following the close of this year's promotion.

To learn more about the Pet Store, please visit the Pet Store FAQ, and for more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the U.S. visit www.wish.org and outside the U.S. visit www.worldwish.org.
Nov 25, 2010 New Diablo III Mouse Pad
Just in time for the holiday season, SteelSeries is releasing the first in a series of Diablo III mouse pads. The QcK Barbarian Edition features artwork from the game, showcasing the might and fury of the barbarian. For more information visit SteelSeries at http://steelseries.com/diablo3.
Nov 23, 2010 Give the gift of Warcraft
Act now and get epic savings with $5 World of WarCraft, $5 The Burning Crusade, and $10 Wrath of the Lich King. Gift to a friend or upgrade your account in preparation for the launch of Cataclysm.