They're doing what is essentially Blizzcon Europe at the end of this month. Officially it's Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational Event in Paris on 28-29 June. I potentially could have afforded a ticket, accommodation, and flights down to France for the weekend, and would have had time available to craft myself a cosplay set (I was thinking Hunter Beaststalker armour set from the pre-TBC WoW days with mechanically-operated hunter pet companion), however, I'm essentially tied-up with something major either side of that weekend, so buggering off to the opposite side of the English channel would have been out of the question. Luckily though, 2 good friends of mine are doing the trip with their dad, one of whom doesn't play WoW as much these days, so we arranged to exchange any potential [Loot] he gets in the welcome pak for something of equivalent value. I'll probably pay him to purchase some further Blizz apparel as well, but yeh, slightly annoyed I'm missing out. So, next time it goes European I'll probably be there. Can't do US 2008 either as that's when my university course gets under way. But Blizzcon is essentially on my '100 things to do before I pop my clogs' list.