Announcing ParaCon 2012
Boy, do we have some big news today.
We are proud to announce our plans for the first ever annual Paragon Conference, or ParaCon for short, to be held in the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Finland, on October 17-18.
A comment from the main organizer, Pekka "Arx" Aaltonen:
Ever since Blizzard made public their plans not to hold a BlizzCon in 2012, we started planning a con of our own. A conference every year is an important beacon that gathers the community together, and now the responsibility falls on each of us not to dismiss that. As our competitive raiding budget has seen a steady increase over the last fiscal year, we decided to use our resources to remedy the situation. Furthermore, we actually have a number of very interesting articles to share with everyone, so what better opportunity to do so than at ParaCon 2012.
The exhibition centre is located roughly 16km from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, and is easy to reach by either public transportation or taxi. Accommodation suggestions and a list of noteworthy things to see in Helsinki will be released in the near future. The venue offers a full range of services from lavatory facilities to value dining restaurants. You can sign-up (requires forum account) for the event as an early access visitor, the first 200 being eligible for a free ticket, so act now!
Just so you'd know what to expect in the coming October, we wanted to give you a bit of a heads-up, so we decided to release previews of what you'll be able to see at ParaCon 2102 through the day, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and the Paragon website to receive all the latest updates.
To put context to our other features, we can't keep this one in the bag. Please welcome Mists of Pandaria: Brutal Edition!
Throughout the development process of the new expansion, we have been adding our own features, changes, and content on the side for a co-release called the Mists of Pandaria: Brutal Edition, to provide everyone with the best possible World of Warcraft experience. MoP:BE will incur no extra costs for original Mists of Pandaria owners, and will only be available on select servers and regions. More details will be released soon, along with featured previews of some of the multiple enhancements we have put in place for MoP:BE. The Brutal Edition will be released when it's done, but we aim to co-launch with the first content patch of the original expansion, in the last quarter of 2012.
Join the brutal experience later this year!
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See you at ParaCon 2012!