Guild Launch Presents Inaugural Dragon Slayer Awards to Gaming Community Leaders at Dragon*Con 2012

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Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft and original web series “The Guild” among winners

Hundreds of conventioneers lined up outside of the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel’s Capitol Ballroom well in advance of the first ever Dragon Slayer Award presentation, a highlight of the Sunday portion of the 26th Annual Dragon*Con convention. Developed by Guild Launch and voted on by fans of online gaming, the awards sought to honor community builders, leaders and other contributors within the gaming community. Over 250,000 votes were cast and, in total, nine awards were given, accompanied by a unique “Dragon Slayer” trophy. Show attendees were also eligible for door prize drawings, including peripherals from gaming and computing industry leaders like Cooler Master and SteelSeries. Among the winners, actress & creator of “The Guild” web series, Felicia Day, won an award for the show (“Notable Machinima or Video Series) as well as the “Notable Gaming Personality” category. Turbine Games & its “Lord of the Rings Online” were recognized for the “Most Passionate Fanbase”, while Blizzard Entertainment received the award for “Best Community Management Team”. The highest honor, the individual “Community Manager of the Year” award was given to Jonathan Brown of Blizzard Entertainment, who is known as “Zarhym” to the World of Warcraft community. For a complete list of award finalists and winners, please visit:

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Guild Launch ( provides hosting and social networking services to video game communities and fansites for over 350 online games. Guild Launch’s content management system is highly customizable and easy-to-use, with a feature set tailored to needs of all types of gamers, whether they prefer MMORPGs, FPS, RTS or any flavor in between. Among these features are web forums, game-specific templates, event calendars, recruitment tools, raid and DKP tracking, roster imports, and more; all with a degree of security and customer service unmatched in the industry.

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