Wowhead Weekly #97
Wowhead Weekly #97 is all about the new BlizzCon merchandise, including some exclusive reveals! We also chat about the latest news including Karazhan on the 7.1 PTR and World Quest Bonus Event now live.
Wowhead Weekly is a World of Warcraft podcast with Wowhead Site Manager Perculia and Video Manager TradeChat where all the recent Blizzard news and Wowhead developments are discussed. You can subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see every episode. We also livestream each episode Friday afternoons, starting at 6pm EST, on twitch.tv/wowhead. If you subscribe to our twitch channel, you can get four new emotes (two are brand new!) including Pepe and the Wowhead Rocket.
BlizzCon 2016 Merchandise
Blizzard was kind enough to send Wowhead some WoW-themed merchandise coming soon as part of the BlizzCon 2016 Online Merchandise Sale. Players can access this sale, starting October 12th, if they are attending BlizzCon or have purchased a Virtual Ticket.
Blizzard is upping their IRL transmog offerings with new fashion merchandise including the Darkmoon Faire Skater Dress and Alliance and Horde Dolman Shrugs. There was also a stylish grey and black lace Dolman Shrug featured on the Facebook Stream!
If more casual apparel is your style, there is the new Hawaiian Murloc Shirt, Cute but Deadly T-Shirt, and WoW MRRGL Murloc Shirt. Finish off your outfit with accessories like the Cute but Deadly Sylvanas Bag and WoW Leather Bracelet.
If you’re watching BlizzCon from home, cozy up with the new Cute but Deadly Fleece Blanket and the Ninja Pepe Plush!
This is but a small taste of the new merchandise which will be on sale October 12th. Additional merchandise was revealed on the Blizzard Facebook livestream, including Cute but Deadly figurines (featuring Tyrande and Nova), new pins, and a turnip Overwatch plush.
Wowhead Official Blizzard Series 3 Pins
We are very excited to reveal that Wowhead is officially part of Blizzard Series 3 Pins! You will be able to collect pins of Perc and Panser resembling the Wowhead Weekly artwork. As part of the Season 3 BlizzCon pins, this comes with the official BlizzCon packaging including the special B-shaped pin fasteners and embossed backs. Stay tuned for how to get your pins at BlizzCon!
Virtual Ticket Giveaway
Like all of the merchandise? With a Virtual Ticket you can access the BlizzCon sale on October 12th, as well as get in-game digital goodies for all Blizzard games.
As a reminder for those attending BlizzCon (or who live near Anaheim), the Wowhead party takes place on November 3rd on the 5th floor of the Hilton from 6-10pm, and continues with an after party on the 2nd floor of the Hilton from 10pm-2am.
Admission is free and you don’t need to be attending BlizzCon to come to our party. RSVP to let us know if you’re attending!
The party will feature many of the attractions you’ve come to look forward to, like the plushie claw machine, prize wheel, photo booth, themed drinks, and giant plushies. Panser will be the party’s host again and we’re revamping the livestream so the people at home can get a better sense of the festivities and party area outside of the stage!
We’ve made some improvements from last year based on feedback:
- The Hilton Anaheim courtyard is awesome for ambiance, but there are noise restrictions at the end of the evening. We know people want to party more, so we’ve expanded to throw an afterparty until 2 am!
- Nobody likes lines, so we’ve set up a new area for registration on the floor below to keep things moving along.
- We will be displaying the Legion Art gallery again, with better lighting! We are also planning on having an art contest very soon that will run until late 2016, it was a bit too rushed to set up around Legion’s launch.
Blizzard Discount Code
Finally, if you want to buy some Blizzard merchandise before BlizzCon, our Gear Shop code for October 2016 is WOWHEADOCT for 15% off already-discounted merchandise for the Fall Clearance Sale. This covers nearly 200 items including the Bulwark of Azzinoth Backpack, Diablo Chess, and Paladin Robe.