(BlizzGeeks) Blizzcon Ahead!

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The day many of us have been waiting for is finally here. Blizzard has announced Blizzcon 2014. Taking place in November on the 8th and 9th, ticket prices and selling dates have been announced. Check out the press release page .

BlizzCon 2014 Conquers Anaheim November 7 and 8

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Steel thyself, O mortal realm of Anaheim! The eighth BlizzCon is coming to your Convention Center this Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8, 2014. Prepare for two relentless days of Blizzard gaming and fellowship, including in-depth discussion panels with Blizzard developers, hands-on opportunities with the latest Blizzard games, and intense eSports tournaments featuring top pro gamers from across the earthly plane.

Tickets for BlizzCon 2014 will go on sale in two batches, one on Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. PT and the other on Saturday, May 10 at 10 a.m. PT, through the online event ticketing service Eventbrite, priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will go on sale Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. PT for $750 apiece (plus applicable taxes and fees; BlizzCon admission included), with proceeds benefitting Childrens Hospital of Orange County. Check out the BlizzCon Ticket webpage for more informationweve made some changes to how ticket sales work this year, and fortune favors the prepared!

If you cant make it to the show in person, the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is the next best thing, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multichannel Internet stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

See the full press release or check out the BlizzCon Ticket page for more information, and be sure to visit www.blizzcon2014.eventbrite.com at the dates and times above for a chance to purchase a ticket to the show. See you in Anaheim!

To get you all in that lovely Blizzcon mood (for everyone who is not me who, since attending Blizzcon 2011, has always had his heart there even when the convention isn't happening) check out some of the pictures from last years event.

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(The Geek I/O Show) The Geek I/O Show: Episode 58 - "Supa-dupa-numma-one-smackdown"

This week on The Geek I/O Show, we were joined by our favorite Geek I/O logo maker, artist extraordinaire Darrel Shayler!  He put the smack in the 2014 Summer Movie Smackdown.

We discussed lollygagging, pulling out the pony clips, the big furry thing on your mic, taking a test at four in the morning, SHIELD brings the goodness, dreams of sushi, bad Fargo expectations, hail to the king, cars for snails for planes for rescue, Vista down under, future Justice League, Hearthstone on the iPad, How 2 Drain Your Dragon, and tranny adventures!  Plus!  We make our bids for the Geek I/O 2014 Summer Movie Smackdown!

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(CJ's Boathouse) Product Review: IK Multimedias iRig Mix

The package

The package

Product: IK Multimedias iRig Mix

Cost: $99.99

Site: http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigmix/

Product(s) tested on (if applicable): Nexus 4, Nexus 7 PC, iPod Touch

This review will be a little bit of a double-review, the iRig Mix and the DJ Rig iOS application.

First, the quick review of the DJ Rig application, which I tested on my Apple iPod Touch.  I am not a fan of how it scaled down for a iPod Touch 4th Generation, which is not a problem with the application, per se, but the laggy processor and a less-than-stellar resolution and display.  The application is very robust, and going through it with some of my DJ friends, it met all of their needs and more.  When I played around with it, it was really cool to mess with, and did what I did with it very well: switching smoothly between the two tracks, effects, and switching songs was flawless.

Now, I put my iPod Touch (and DJ Rig app) into one input into the rig and my phone with another DJ application into the second input in the iRig Mix, it made everything amazing, it was very easy to adjust volume, gain, treble, bass, and so much more.  

When I podcast with the Mix, its like turning a light on that I never knew I needed.  It makes everything seamless to stream things to the podcast, everything that I wanted and more is there, and it may be just a simple thing, but I never realized what was missing.  In all reality, I would be willing to spend more on it!

What's in the box!?

What's in the box!?

The size of it is also a huge selling point, being so compact it easily fits into a laptop bag to bring this beauty anywhere that I want to podcast.  The only issue is the input from the mixer to the laptop feels a little loose, and if you move it the wrong way, it can produce a really loud noise, but I think thats a problem with my setup and not the device.

My score:

9/10

Summary: Simply amazing portable device, that can easily do everything youre wanting to do, if its DJing or Podcasting, or anything else.