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Friday, November 4, 2016[edit | edit source]

Main Stage, Hall D[edit | edit source]

  • Opening Ceremony: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
  • Hearthstone – What’s Next: 12:30PM - 1:15PM PDT
We’ve got some news to share on what’s coming just down the road in Hearthstone—join us!
  • Overwatch - What's New: 1:30PM - 2:15PM PDT
Join the Overwatch developers as they discuss the newest heroes, maps, brawls, and gameplay features in Blizzard’s team-based first-person shooter.
  • World of Warcraft: Legion - What's Next: 2:45PM - 3:45PM PDT
The invasion was just the beginning. Join the World of Warcraft development team for an in-depth look at what’s in store next for Legion players.
  • Heroes of the Storm - State of the Game: 4:00PM - 4:45PM PDT
Join the Heroes of the Storm developers as they discuss the past, present, and future of Blizzard’s team brawler.
  • Contests: 6:00PM - 8:30PM PDT
Witness the community's creativity and artistry on display in the epic BlizzCon Costume, Talent, Art, and Movie contests.

Panel Stage, Hall A[edit | edit source]

  • StarCraft II - Foundation for the Future: 12:30PM - 1:30PM PDT
Find out what's next, including features and initiatives designed to ensure StarCraft II continues to be the definitive multiplayer RTS experience for years to come.
  • Heroes of the Storm - Hero Deep Dive: 2:00PM - 3:00PM PDT
Who’s next in the Nexus? Join the Heroes of the Storm team for a closer look at the next Heroes making their way into the game.
  • Overwatch Animated Shorts: 3:15PM - 4:15PM PDT
Blizzard’s cinematic artists share a behind-the-scenes look at how they bring some of Overwatch’s most iconic heroes to life in our animated shorts.
  • StarCraft II Multiplayer: 4:45PM - 5:45PM PDT
Get insight on how the development team works with the community to improve the StarCraft II multiplayer experience.

World of Warcraft & Heroes of the Storm Tournament Stage, Hall B[edit | edit source]

  • WoW Arena World Championship - Group A - Elimination: 9:00AM - 10:00AM PDT
Watch online only until show doors open at 9:30am PT
  • WoW Arena World Championship - Group B - Elimination: 10:00AM - 11:00AM PDT
  • WoW Arena World Championship - Group A - Decider: 12:00PM - 1:00PM PDT
  • WoW Arena World Championship - Group B - Decider: 1:00PM - 2:00PM PDT
  • WoW Arena World Championship - Semifinal 1: 2:00PM - 3:00PM PDT
  • WoW Arena World Championship - Semifinal 2: 3:00PM - 4:00PM PDT
  • Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship - Group A - Elimination: 4:00PM - 5:30PM PDT
  • Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship - Group B - Elimination: 5:30PM - 7:00PM PDT
  • Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship - Group A - Decider: 7:00PM - 8:30PM PDT
  • Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship - Group B - Decider: 8:30PM - 10:00PM PDT

Overwatch Arena, Hall C[edit | edit source]

  • Overwatch World Cup - Pre-Show: 12:00PM - 12:15PM PDT
  • Overwatch World Cup - Quarterfinal 1: 12:15PM - 1:45PM PDT
  • Overwatch World Cup - Quarterfinal 2: 1:45PM - 3:15PM PDT
  • Overwatch World Cup - Quarterfinal 3: 3:15PM - 4:45PM PDT
  • Overwatch World Cup - Quarterfinal 4: 4:45PM - 6:15PM PDT
  • Overwatch World Cup - Semifinal 1: 6:15PM - 7:45PM PDT
  • Overwatch World Cup - Semifinal 2: 7:45PM - 9:15PM PDT

Hearthstone Tournament Stage, Hall A[edit | edit source]

  • Hearthstone World Championship - Pre-Show: 12:00PM - 12:15PM PDT
  • Hearthstone World Championship - Quarterfinal 1: 12:15PM - 1:30PM PDT
  • Hearthstone World Championship - Quarterfinal 2: 1:30PM - 2:45PM PDT
  • Hearthstone Exhibition: 2:45PM - 5:00PM PDT
  • Hearthstone World Championship - Pre-Show: 5:00PM - 5:15PM PDT
  • Hearthstone World Championship - Quarterfinal 3: 5:15PM - 6:30PM PDT
  • Hearthstone World Championship - Quarterfinal 4: 6:30PM - 7:45PM PDT
  • Hearthstone Exhibition: 7:45PM - 10:00PM PDT

StarCraft II Tournament Arena, The Arena[edit | edit source]

  • StarCraft II WCS Global Finals - Pre-Show: 12:00PM - 12:30PM PDT
  • StarCraft II WCS Global Finals - Quarterfinal 1: 12:30PM - 2:00PM PDT
  • StarCraft II WCS Global Finals - Quarterfinal 2: 2:00PM - 3:30PM PDT
  • StarCraft II WCS Global Finals - Quarterfinal 3: 3:30PM - 5:00PM PDT
  • StarCraft II Exhibition: 6:45PM - 9:30PM PDT

Voice Actors Stage, 3rd Floor - Non-Streaming[edit | edit source]

  • Welcome: 12:30PM - 1:00PM PDT
Come help us kick off the 2016 Voice Actor's Stage! Join Blizzard's Casting and Voice Director (and stage host) Andrea Toyias to learn about the craziness planned for this year's stage. Stop by, say hello, and get to know each other before the fun begins.
  • Warcraft: Your Class! Your Champions!: 1:00PM - 2:15PM PDT
Your story. Your class. Your Order Hall Champions. Join us as we celebrate the iconic voices who bring World of Warcraft: Legion's vibrant Order Halls to life.
  • Autograph Session: 2:15PM - 3:45PM PDT
  • Live from the Nexus: Heroes Comedy Hour: 4:30PM - 5:45PM PDT
Join us as we invite a mix of Heroes of the Storm actors onto a stage, give them some wacky words to read, and see what happens next. It's sure to be a crazy afternoon!
  • Autograph Session: 5:45PM - 7:15PM PDT

Creative Collective Stage, 3rd Floor - Non-Streaming[edit | edit source]

  • Blizzard Art: 12:00PM - 1:00PM PDT
Jake Panian - Digital Painting, Brian Fay - Traditional Sculpting, Troy Perry - 3D Modeling
  • StarCraft Art & Design: 1:15PM - 2:15PM PDT
Jonathan Ryder - Digital Painting, Roman Kenney - Traditional Drawing, Tim Fujieda-Feldman - Design
  • Overwatch Art & Design: 2:30PM - 3:30PM PDT
Dave Adams - Design, John Polidora - Traditional Drawing, Jesse Davis - Animation
  • Blizzard Engineering: 3:45PM - 4:45PM PDT
Rick Gilliland - Heroes of the Storm, Patrick Dawson - World of Warcraft, Keith Miron - Overwatch, Michael Schweitzer - Hearthstone, Patrick Eger - Blizzard Technology

Community Amphitheater, 3rd Floor - Non-Streaming[edit | edit source]

  • The Art of World of Warcraft: 12:00PM - 1:00PM PDT
Members of the World of Warcraft art team get together to discuss their craft and where they drew their inspiration for Legion.
  • Diablo III Lightning Talks: 1:30PM - 2:30PM PDT
Join Diablo III developers for a series of quick talks about lots of different development topics.
  • StarCraft II Co-op Mission Talk: 3:00PM - 4:00PM PDT
Join Matt Morris, David Sum, and Aron Kirkpatrick as they discuss the design of Co-op Missions.
  • World of Warcraft Streamer Meet and Greet: 4:30PM - 5:00PM PDT
Meet and greet several popular World of Warcraft community figures.
  • World of Warcraft Engineer's Workshop: 5:15PM - 6:15PM PDT
World of Warcraft software engineers discuss what goes on under the hood and behind the scenes to bring Azeroth to life.
  • Greg Weisman – World of Warcraft: Traveler: 6:45PM - 7:30PM PDT
Come chat with author Greg Weisman about Aramar Thorne and the new World of Warcraft: Traveler book series.
  • Chelsea Monroe-Cassel – World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook: 7:45PM - 8:30PM PDT
Feast down! Join author Chelsea Monroe-Cassel as she walks you through her delicious recipe compendium, World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook.

Saturday, November 5, 2016[edit | edit source]

Main Stage, Hall D[edit | edit source]

  • The Future of StarCraft II AI: 10:00AM - 11:00AM PDT
Join us for an in-depth discussion of the future of StarCraft II AI.
  • Blizzard 25th Anniversary - A Look Back: 11:30AM - 12:30PM PDT
Join us for a celebration of 25 years of Blizzard games! Explore the history of Blizzard with the studio’s founders and developers, then ask questions in an open Q&A session.
  • World of Warcraft: Legion - Design Retrospective: 1:00PM - 2:00PM PDT
Join World of Warcraft designers for a look back at the development of Legion’s main features. Hear our original design philosophies, learn about failed experiments, and explore what the future may hold.
  • Blizzard College Esports - Behind the Scenes: 2:30PM - 3:30PM PDT
Join us for the screening of a new film offering a behind-the-scenes look at the exciting world of Blizzard college esports and the rise of competitive play.
  • World of Warcraft Q&A: 4:00PM - 5:00PM PDT
Members of the World of Warcraft development team tank your questions about the game’s lore, zones, dungeons, raids, and more.
  • Overwatch Q&A: 5:15PM - 6:15PM PDT
Team up with your fellow BlizzCon attendees and check in with the Overwatch developers. Come armed with questions for this full-length Q&A session.
  • Closing Ceremony: 6:30PM - 9:30PM PDT
It's a wrap

Panel Stage, Hall A[edit | edit source]

  • Overwatch - Play By Sound: 10:00AM - 11:00AM PDT
Learn how Overwatch's sound can make you a better player. Hear about our audio design and mix philosophies, and discover how to listen for gameplay cues in music, voice, and sound effects.
  • Hearthstone Q&A: 11:30AM - 12:30PM PDT
Get in here with the Hearthstone team and gather ’round for a developer Q&A session. Ask about your favorite card, class, or whatever else is on your mind.
  • Building Worlds - Inside Blizzard Publishing: 1:00PM - 2:00PM PDT
Books, novels, and short stories have been a part of Blizzard’s storytelling heritage for more than twenty years. Join us for a look inside the process of exploring our worlds through prose.
  • In-Game Cinematics - The Cutscenes of Legion: 2:30PM - 3:30PM PDT
Join the in-game cinematics team for a behind-the-scenes look at creating cutscenes for the Broken Shore, the Demon Hunter, and other key story moments in World of Warcraft: Legion.
  • Diablo III - Dev Talk and Q&A: 4:00PM - 5:00PM PDT
The Diablo III team digs deep into upcoming patches, showcasing new features and epic content making their way into the game in the future. They’ll also answer any burning questions you might have.
  • StarCraft II WCS Global Finals – Championship Simulcast: 65:00PM - 6:30PM PDT

World of Warcraft & Heroes of the Storm Tournament Stage, Hall B[edit | edit source]

  • WoW Arena World Championship - Finals: 10:00AM - 11:30AM PDT
  • Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship - Semifinal 1: 12:00PM - 2:00PM PDT
  • Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship - Semifinal 2: 2:00PM - 4:00PM PDT
  • Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship - Finals: 4:00PM - 6:30PM PDT

Overwatch Arena, Hall C[edit | edit source]

  • Overwatch World Cup - Bronze Medal Match: 10:00AM - 11:00AM PDT
  • Overwatch World Cup - Finals Pre-Show: 11:00AM - 11:30AM PDT
  • Overwatch World Cup - Finals: 11:30AM - 2:15PM PDT

StarCraft II Tournament Arena, The Arena[edit | edit source]

  • StarCraft II Exhibition: 11:15AM - 12:30PM PDT
  • StarCraft II WCS Global Finals - Semifinal 1: 12:30PM - 2:00PM PDT
  • StarCraft II WCS Global Finals - Semifinal 2: 2:00PM - 3:30PM PDT
  • StarCraft II WCS Global Finals - Championship: 4:00PM - 6:30PM PDT

Voice Actors Stage, 3rd Floor - Non-Streaming[edit | edit source]

  • Inside the StarCraft Studio: Jim Raynor & Sarah Kerrigan: 11:00AM - 12:15PM PDT
Join us for an intimate chat with one of Blizzard's most beloved couples: Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan. Cozy up as we take a look at our star-crossed lovers, dig deep into their relationship, and explore the ups and downs of their epic story.
  • Autograph Session: 12:15PM - 1:45PM PDT
  • United Nations of Overwatch: 2:30PM - 3:45PM PDT
Join us on the Voice Actor's Stage for a meeting of Overwatch minds—and voices. The international flags of Overwatch will be unfurled as we introduce you to the actors from across the globe who bring the heroes of the Overwatch universe to life.
  • Autograph Session: 3:45PM - 5:15PM PDT

Creative Collective Stage, 3rd Floor - Non-Streaming[edit | edit source]

  • World of Warcraft Art: 10:00AM - 11:00AM PDT
Eric Braddock - Digital Painting, Cole Eastburn - Traditional Drawing, Fanny Vergne - 3D Modeling
  • Diablo Art & Design: 11:15AM - 12:15PM PDT
Chris Amaral - 3D Modeling, Michael Franchina - Traditional Drawing, Robert Sevilla - WoW Digital Painting
  • Hearthstone Art: 12:30PM - 1:30PM PDT
Charlene Le Scanff - Digital Painting, Jomaro Kindred - Traditional Drawing, Jerry Mascho - Digital Painting
  • Heroes of the Storm Art: 1:45PM - 2:45PM PDT
Peter C Lee - Digital Painting, Jimmy Lo - Traditional Drawing, Luke Mancini - 3D Modeling
  • Heroes of the Storm Art: 1:45PM - 2:45PM PDT
Peter C Lee - Digital Painting, Jimmy Lo - Traditional Drawing, Luke Mancini - 3D Modeling
  • World of Warcraft Design: 3:00PM - 4:00PM PDT
Ely Cannon - Level Design, Matt Sanders - Level Design
  • Blizzard Engineering: 4:15PM - 5:15PM PDT
Jacob Repp - StarCraft, Monte Krol - World of Warcraft, Steve Shimizu - Diablo, Ryan Greene - Overwatch, John Burnett - Blizzard Animation

Community Amphitheater, 3rd Floor - Non-Streaming[edit | edit source]

  • Christie Golden – Warcraft Novels: 10:00AM - 10:45AM PDT
Join author Christie Golden as she discusses her novels Rise of the Horde and Lord of the Clans.
  • Developing StarCraft II Alongside the Community: 11:00AM - 12:00PM PDT
Join the StarCraft II multiplayer designers as they speak about how the community helped shape the design of StarCraft II.
  • Diablo III Lightning Talks: 12:30PM - 1:30PM PDT
Join Diablo III developers for a series of quick talks about lots of different development topics.
  • Blizzard Sketch Group: 2:00PM - 2:45PM PDT
Bring your notebook and pencil for this artists’ workshop!
  • Overtalk: 3:00PM - 4:00PM PDT
Notable Overwatch podcasters jam with the development team about the current state of the game.
  • Timothy Zahn – StarCraft: Evolution: 4:30PM - 5:15PM PDT
Join novelist Timothy Zahn to explore the new novel StarCraft: Evolution.