Six People We Met at BlizzCon

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​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:  

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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.  

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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. 

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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.   

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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! 

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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. 

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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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909Jeff
909Jeff

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

There should be a watch list for these people... Like the TSA keeps a no fly list. 

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