This year’s gaming conventions were not considered to be so “Wow!” this year and it appears that the only event able to save it all is the one to be held in Tokyo. However, if that seems a bit too far for you to attend to, the BlizzCon 2008 is ready to kick off – on October 10, to be more specific.

The BlizzCon takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California and, as you probably know, it brings into one place the beloved universes of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo, allowing attendees to play the latest Blizzard games, take part in tournaments and have a chit-chat with developers. In other words: plain, pure fun!

This year’s event will be hosted by Jay Mohr and the show will be closed on Sunday with a concert featuring comedian Patton Oswalt, the metal band Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain and Video Games Live.

“With more hall space, more attendees, and more attractions, this BlizzCon will be our biggest yet,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re working hard with our partners to make this an unforgettable experience, and we’re looking forward to meeting players at the show.”

But don’t worry if you didn’t buy a ticket: TV station DirecTV will be broadcasting the convention live as a pay-per-view event, so there’s a chance for everybody to take part, after all.