Blackwell, the Blizzard spokesman, said in a statement that the company welcomes "open, constructive, and civil discussion of different perspectives at the show."
BlizzCon attendees who want to gauge the mood inside the company for themselves will have the opportunity at a session titled Life at Blizzard: Career and Culture Insights. It's a programming decision that struck at least one ex-employee, who was among those laid off in February, as questionable given the context.
"(D)o you think, of all the years, this is the year you do a panel about working at Blizzard?" she tweeted.
(Times staff writers Jeff Bercovici and Sam Dean contributed to this report.)
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