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Christie Golden

Picture from Faces of BlizzCon 2007

Christie Golden is a Senior Writer at Blizzard. She is the author of numerous Warcraft, Overwatch, and StarCraft works, and is an experienced writer of a wide variety of other media tie-in novels.

Background[]

Christie Golden was first approached by Blizzard after the cancellation of the game Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans in 1998. The storyline of the game was far too important to disregard as it set the stage for the entire Horde campaign in Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos. Christie Golden was then hired to write the novelization based on scripts and outlines provided by Warcraft universe co-creator, Chris Metzen, and had to be completed within six weeks. The book was released under the title Lord of the Clans about a year prior to Warcraft III. She has since then written numerous novels for the series.

On May 15, 2017, Golden announced on Twitter that she had been hired as a temp employee at Blizzard for 6 months,[1] working in story and franchise development until early November.[2] On October 4, 2017 she announced that she was now a full-time Blizzard employee,[3] working as a senior writer.[4] She thus moved from Denver, Colorado where she lived with her boyfriend and cats to Irvine, California in January 2018.[5] As a result of becoming a permanent member of the team, she no longer writes expansion prequel novels but will continue writing other books.[6][7]

She has since then written lines for the Argus the Unmaker cinematics which were already in production, and her first big contribution were the Legion Faction Epilogue cinematics, working with Terran Gregory.[8] She was also present in the studio when they recorded the lines with the voice actors.[9] She has also written the lyrics for the trailer of Hearthstone: Kobolds and Catacombs[10] and Hearthstone: The Witchwood along with Andrew Robinson.[11] Golden writes the scripts and dialogues for most of the in-game cinematics in World of Warcraft,[12] with help from Terran Gregory.

Works[]

Warcraft[]

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Hearthstone[]

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Notes and trivia[]

  • Golden's favorite thing in Warcraft writing is goblin dialogue.[20]
  • The high elf NPC Kriss Goldenlight is a reference to Christie Golden.[21]
  • She plays on the Wyrmrest Accord server, but does not release the names of her characters. She started playing four months after the launch of WoW.[22]
  • Golden is known for continuing the "Voyager" stories after the conclusion of the series. Under the pen name "Jadrian Bell," she wrote A.D. 999, a work of historical fantasy.

References[]

 
  1. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter. Twitter (2017-05-15). Archived from the original on 2017-05-15. Retrieved on 2017-05-16.​ “Ok, so, I'm told I can tell where my new job is, but not what I'm doing. I'm working for @Blizzard_Ent, and I couldn't be happier! :D
  2. ^ 2017-07-17, Quickie Emergency San Diego ComicCon Post and Update!. Wordpress, retrieved on 2017-07-22
  3. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter: "So very pleased to announce that I am now an official, full-time employee of @Blizzard_Ent. Truly, could not be happier! :D Now, to work!"
  4. ^ 2017-11-03, BlizzCon 2017: LoreCraft storytelling panel talks about collaboration and connection. Blizzard Watch, retrieved on 2017-11-04
  5. ^ Golden on Twitter: "Holy cow you guys, I just need to finish a form for landlord and go to the DMV and I think I’m done with all the stuff to be an official Californian!"
  6. ^ CC talks with Madeleine Roux! | Character Craft Podcast (19:30) (2020-06-23). Retrieved on 2020-06-26.
  7. ^ Lawrencium 2020-03-03. LAWRENCIUM CHATS WITH MADELEINE ROUX - Talking About Shadows Rising, WoW, and More! (08:45). YouTube. Retrieved on 2020-07-05.
  8. ^ Golden on Twitter: "Thank you! My first big contribution to come out was the Legion Epilogue cinematics. :D"
  9. ^ Golden on Twitter: "@joshkeaton For you and your followers, in case you missed it. Was amazing and exciting to be at the studio when you recorded these lines. For King Anduin and the Alliance!"
  10. ^ 2018-06-13, E3 Coliseum: World of Warcraft Storytelling Panel. YouTube, retrieved on 2018-06-14
  11. ^ a b Christie Golden on Twitter: "The latest I can share with you all is out! @Ardrous1 and I co-wrote the lyrics. Enjoy! "
  12. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter: "I do the scripts for almost all the WoW IGCs. This one is really special as everyone involved just went above and beyond."
  13. ^ MMO-Champion Warcraft III: Reforged Interview. MMO Champion. Retrieved on 2018-11-28.
  14. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter - "youtube.com/watch?v=zdbnXv8UsVc I cowrote this with @Ardrous1."
  15. ^ 2018-06-13, E3 Coliseum: World of Warcraft Storytelling Panel. YouTube, retrieved on 2018-06-14
  16. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter - "I'm so pleased to see the reactions to the Hearthstone "Rastakhan's Rumble" song! I had the delightful task of writing the lyrics and the music is sooooo darn catchy! :D"
  17. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter - "Yay this is out! Limericks are so much fun to write! 😆"
  18. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter - "I did the limerick/script, yes. But as with everything at Blizzard, it's a team effort."
  19. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter - @MyMindWontQuiet: "Hey, did you write the script lyrics for that one too ?"
    @ChristieGolden: "Yarr :)"
  20. ^ Christie Golden at BlizzCon 2016 (2016-11-05).​ “Her favorite thing in writing Warcraft is goblin dialogue. She'd love to do more if she could.
  21. ^ Wowpedia on Twitter (2016-11-05).​ “Blizzard has put Christie in the game as a blood elf, Kriss Goldenlight.”
  22. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter: "I play both! I started playing WoW four months after launch :)"
  23. ^ Golden on Twitter: "I DO play a lock as my main..."
  24. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter: "Haha! Tides of War is her first appearance. She also shows up in War Crimes, but that is the extent of it. I hope you like her!"
  25. ^ Christie Golden on Twitter: "Ha! you are the only one to spot the priestess. ;)"
  26. ^ Golden on Twitter: "I have a shy NE priestess :)"

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