Blizzard attending Burning Crusade UK launch event

HMV, Oxford Street, London, to play host to nerd-fest

In order to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade HMV Oxford Street will be holding a launch even on the eve of the expansion's release, January 16.

Head down to the event and you'll be able to meet and greet Blizzard employees who will be in attendance - the presence of Blizzard designer Jon LeCraft is confirmed to date, but he may well be joined by colleagues.

HMV doors actually open at 11.00pm on January 15, and naturally you'll be able to purchase your copy of TBC - vanilla and/or special edition - at the stroke of midnight and get it signed by Mr. LeCraft. Plus, to ramp up the fun factor the likes of a Gurky baby Murloc pet giveaway, demonstrations of the World of Warcraft trading card game and a WoW: TBC t-shirt (which are apparently quite exclusive) giveaway will be happening.

Similar events will be occurring in Berlin, Paris and Stockholm. For more details, trip over to the official European World of Warcraft website.