Six People We Met at BlizzCon

Six People We Met at BlizzCon
Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly

Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly
​More than 26,000 people united AFK (away from keyboard) at the Anaheim Convention Center last weekend for the geekstravaganza that was BlizzCon 2011. We had a chance to meet some of the devout Internet gamers, who traveled from 50 states and 49 countries to celebrate all things Blizzard Entertainment.  

Here's what they had to say:  

Six People We Met at BlizzCon
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Nelson Quinonez
Age: 30
Hometown: Miami.
Dressed as: A warlock of sorts. 
Favorite Blizzard game: World of Warcraft.
How often do you play? Well, I quit six times but I think I'm gonna start playing again.  
Biggest geek-out moment: When they were playing scenes from Warcraft I and Diablo I, I had a massive nerdgasm. That butcher scene scared the crap out of me when I was a kid. It brought back all sorts of nostalgia.  

Six People We Met at BlizzCon
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Rudolf Ruiz

Age: 34  
Hometown: Mexico. 
Favorite Blizzard game: StarCraft and World of Warcraft.
How often do you play? One or two hours of StarCraft a day, three or four hours of World of Warcraft a day. 
Biggest geek-out moment: Seeing NesTea, the best Zerg player in the world. He's from South Korea and is a big inspiration to all Zerg players. He made new strats that everyone copied. 

Six People We Met at BlizzCon
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Julie Mok

Age: 23 
Hometown: San Francisco. 
Dressed as: A human commander.  
Favorite Blizzard game: World of Warcraft.  
How often do you play? Four hours a day.  
Biggest geek-out moment: Watching the artists on stage since I'm an artist myself. It's also my birthday so this is like my birthday party. It's very personal to me.   

Six People We Met at BlizzCon
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Colton Masters

Age: 14
Hometown: Sonora, California. 
Dressed as: A human hunter. 
Favorite Blizzard game: World of Warcraft. 
How often do you play? Two hours every night. 
Biggest geek-out moment: Testing out Pandaria. I liked how it's a totally new world. This place is awesome! 

Six People We Met at BlizzCon
Michelle Woo/OC Weekly

Rob Clark 

Age: 28 
Hometown: Syracuse, New York. 
Favorite Blizzard game: I play all three.
How often do you play? I play World of Warcraft two to three times a week.   
Biggest geek-out moment: When they announced the pet combat system for World of Warcraft. I always wondered what the sunflower could do or what would happen if the fawn could fight something an win. 

Six People We Met at BlizzCon
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"Hybrid Panda"

Age: 24
Hometown: Brighton, UK. 
Favorite Blizzard game: World of Warcraft. 
How often do you play? Every day, way too much. Probably seven to eight hours a day. It's my career so I've got to. 
Biggest geek-out moment: When they announced Mists of Pandaria. I was hoping it would come and then it did come. It made me so happy. 

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