About Blizzard Watch
Blizzard Watch was founded in February 2015 to cover the games of Blizzard Entertainment. It’s a site that’s based around the large community its writers developed over the past decade during their work elsewhere on the internet. Within six hours of launching the site the business was completely funded via its Patreon.
Since its inception Blizzard Watch has strived to cover the latest World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft news while giving the critical community-leading opinion that its authors have been known for.
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Anne Stickney knows entirely too much about World of Warcraft lore, and would like to tell you all about it. A 10-year veteran of the game, Anne has a passion for writing, and enjoys explaining and analyzing lore and story to anyone who will listen. She’s also the co-author of the World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide, as well as the author of the World of Warcraft Annual 2015, and the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Strategy Guide.
Currently ensconced somewhere in the mountains of Colorado, when Anne isn’t writing, she’s usually writing — side projects and short stories that have yet to be published. A big fan of RPGs, Anne also enjoys Elder Scrolls, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and anything else with a good story behind it.
How do you know if a player has been playing since Vanilla? S/he will tell you! Mitch (AKA Fizzl) has been playing World of Warcraft since Vanilla and has earned a PhD in Shadow doing so. When he’s not being a completionist in WoW, he’s likely playing Heroes of the Storm or off somewhere making amazingly groan-worthy puns (or, “Fizzisms” as they’re known around his raid team). His main goal in life is to make everyone play Shadow.
Adam has been writing about video game, technology, and science for the last ten years. His work has appeared in publications such as the Time, USA Today, Mashable, WoW Insider, Joystiq, Massively, and Tecca. At Blizzard Watch he oversees the business and technical arms of the organization, as well as occasionally stepping in to write the random article.
In addition to Adam’s work at Blizzard Watch, he is the Senior Director of Product at Penske Media Corporation, which owns sites such as Variety, WWD, IndieWire, BGR, Deadline, and the Robb Report. He also acts at the technology consultant for the Minnesota Opera. He resides in Minneapolis, MN with his wife and two cats.
Elizabeth Harper has been writing, editing, and managing for tech, gaming, and entertainment properties since 2006. She specializes in organizing diverse, distributed teams of writers and editors, pushing everyone to do their best possible work. Her work can be seen on sites such as Time, USA Today, Engadget, Joystiq, CBS, The Escapist, Dealnews, Techlicious, and more.
In game, Elizabeth is most commonly found as a Monk in World of Warcraft, playing (and replaying) through the latest Bioware game, or burning through her favored RPG of the moment. In the real world, Elizabeth is located in the Austin, Texas area where she enjoys the local tech and entertainment scene, but can frequently be found at conventions nation-wide as well as indulging her inner child with visits to Disney Parks.
Anna Bell — Anna Bell -- and yes that is her real name -- has 2 small kids, a degree in English literature, and has been playing video games as long as she can remember. In addition to Blizzard's game she's also into Farm Simulator esports, and romanced Alistair in Dragon Age.
Alex Ziebart — Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus. – Alex Ziebart is a native of Milwaukee, WI and a veteran of online publishing for nearly ten years. With a passion for all things scifi and fantasy, he has been playing MMOs and RPGs of all flavors for most of his life -- and has been playing World of Warcraft since launch in 2004. He has recently published superhero novel Lady Superior, available at all major ebook retailers.
Cory Taylor — Cory comes from the Land of Ice and Snow, an avid Blizzard fan he's been hooked since Warcraft 2. He spends his time in Warcraft as a Guardian Druid, and out of Warcraft wishing he could spend 6 months out of the year hibernating.
Crow Tomkus — Ill news is an ill guest, but Crow appeared nonetheless at the doors of Blizzard Watch to offer his services. A writer and gamer by trade, he spends a lot of words providing historical context and telling the whole story. Born and raised in the deserts of Arizona, he took his family west to Los Angeles to seek their fortunes, and from there watches the storms' rage.
Dan O'Halloran — Dan O'Halloran loves his video games, fantasy books, superhero TV, and daily injections of caffeine a little too much. Father of two, husband of one, gamer of every Blizzard title he can squeeze into his day. And a few that he can't.
Liz Patt — Liz is a collection of cat gifs and coffee masquerading as a person. She tried to escape World of Warcraft multiple times, but it kept calling her back with its siren song. Liz now plays every Blizzard title she can get her hands on and plans to sleep someday. She is owned by one cat, dubbed Jack the Nipper.
Elizabeth Wachowski — Elizabeth Wachowski Ferrell is a part-time writer for Blizzard Watch and a full-time EMT-Intermediate in Durham, North Carolina. She is married with one son, Samuel. Someday she hopes to have free time again.
Joe Perez — Joe Perez has been playing World of Warcraft from launch and a Podcast Co-Host of Fore The Lore, a podcast devoted to story driven games of all genres. In his spare time, when he's not throwing lightning or slinging chain heals, he paints Mini War Gaming figures professionally for fun and proffit.
Kim Holmes — has played Warcraft and other Blizzard games longer than she can remember. Previously, she worked on Windwalker guides for Wowhead and Elitist Jerks. She raids as Vengeance Demon Hunter and Brewmaster on Hyjal (US) (and as Brewmaster in previous tiers) and is the founder of the Peak of Serenity Discord server.
Matthew Rossi — Matthew Rossi is a synapsid, perhaps descended from Cynognathus. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and grew up there before leaving to see the world and be mistaken for a sasquatch and/or minor singing celebrity in various locales. He currently lives and writes in Edmonton alongside his amazing and beautiful wife and their cats. He’s written three collections of speculative fiction, Things That Never Were, Bottled Demon and At Last, Atlantis. He loves playing warriors in World of Warcraft, barbarians in Diablo III, and he’s beginning to notice a pattern here.
Mike Eng — (@_Rades) has been playing WoW and blogging about it at Orcish Army Knife for the last 8 years. He loves doing ridiculous things on his Holy Paladin, Fabulor, such as RP walking boss fights, making giant Weak Auras of his own face, or fighting Dark Shamans on rooftops. He also writes the WoW webcomic From Draenor With Love. He is perpetually out of bag space.
Matt Low — (@matticus) Started as a Warcraft blogger at World of Matticus in 2007. Heals a rag tag group of raiders at Proper Villains. Matt has been healing primarily as a Holy Priest since 2005 all the way up to the current expansion. Aside from World of Warcraft, Matt has hosted over 100 Hearthstone Fireside Gatherings and tournaments in the Vancouver area since 2014 -- His favourite Hearthstone decks are those that involve minimal thinking.
Michael "Mitch" Mitchell — Mitch spent his childhood in a dark cave being raised by feral penguins. While they were actually quite hospitable, Mitch always knew he was destined for something greater — the world of freelance video-game writing! And so he left his penguin herd at the age of 12 to fulfill his destiny. It took a while to make things happen, but eventually he reached the heights he knew he was always supposed to. He hasn't forgotten his humble beginnings, however. To honor the Arctic creatures who raised him and the cave in which said raising was done, he now writes about all things Blizzard while also spreading the good word of Shadow. One day, he will be the best Heroes of the Storm player in the world. He can usually be reached on Twitter (@MitchFizzl).
Rachelle Riddle — Rachelle has been playing a healing Priest since Wrath of the Lich King, and has leveled far too many Priests since then. When she's not letting tanks die during raid, she can be found making fabulous transmog sets or bothering her raid leader by reciting Rhonin's speech.
Scott F. Andrews — Scott F. Andrews is the author of The Guild Leader's Handbook from No Starch Press. A veteran of WoW since 2004, he contributes WoW Archivist and Officers' Quarters to Blizzard Watch. He is also the editor in chief for Splyce.gg. He lives in Philadelphia.
Zoopercat — Vee (Zoopercat) started raiding in vanilla with her co-workers at Xfire as a Hunter, but switched to healing on a Druid shortly after. These days, she spends most of her time researching gear, stats, and combat data as part of the 3-person Ask Mr. Robot team. Outside of raiding, she can be found puttering around in her garden or cooking something delicious! Murloc soup, anyone?!