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BlizzCon tickets go on sale later this month

Posted by: Russell at 4/7/2013 8:12 AM
Fans of the Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo franchises gather just about every year since 2005 for BlizzCon, a celebration of Blizzard's three major franchises.  Sadly there was no BlizzCon last year, but luckily that's not the case for 2013.  BlizzCon 2013 will be taking place in Southern California at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 8th and 9th.  Tickets this year will be going on sale in two batches, with the first batch on April 24th and the second on April 27th.  In addition, a limited number of tickets will also go on sale on May 1st for an exclusive pre-Con dinner to benefit the Children's Hospital of Orange County.

However, if you're planning to go, you might want to start saving now if you haven't already.  As with 2001, tickets will run you about $175 each and will be available from the official BlizzCon website.  The first batch goes on sale Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00 pm PST while batch number two will go on sale Saturday, April 27th at 10:00 am PST.  If you wish to attend the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, that'll run you $500 per ticket and those go on sale Wednesday May 1st at 7:00 pm PST.



BLIZZCON® 2013 TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 24 AND APRIL 27

Blizzard warning in effect for Southern California!

Massive Warcraft®StarCraft®, and Diablo® community gathering coming to Anaheim Convention Center November 8–9

IRVINE, Calif.—Get ready for a storm of epic proportions! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that tickets for its seventhBlizzCon® gaming convention will go on sale in two batches on April 24 and April 27. In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County will go on sale May 1.

Set to tear through the Anaheim Convention Center this November 8 and 9, BlizzCon is a thundering celebration of all things Warcraft®Diablo®, and StarCraft®. The annual-ish two-day community gathering features in-depth discussion panels with Blizzard developers, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard games, and tons of other exciting events and activities. As announced earlier this week, BlizzCon 2013 will also host the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals—a high-stakes showdown where the top pro players in the world will battle for the right to be crowned StarCraft II World Champion.

“We love having the opportunity to hang out with our players at BlizzCon, and it’s always awesome to see the greatest gaming community on earth swarm Anaheim,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We look forward to delivering two full days of gaming, activities, and other entertainment, and we can’t wait to show some of the exciting projects we’ve been working on.”

Tickets to attend the convention will be priced at $175 USD each and will be available for purchase from the official BlizzCon website (www.blizzcon.com) in two separate batches. The first batch goes on sale Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Pacific time, and the second batch goes on sale Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, which include admission to BlizzCon, will be priced at $500 USD each, with proceeds going to Children’s Hospital of Orange County (http://www.choc.org). Taking place the evening of November 7, this exclusive event offers guests an opportunity to /eat, /drink, and /lol with Blizzard game developers, community managers, and other folks from Blizzard before the show. Approximately 200 tickets to the benefit dinner will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Pacific time through www.blizzcon.com.

Gamers from the far reaches of Azeroth, the Koprulu sector, or Sanctuary looking to enjoy BlizzCon from the comfort of their own home will once again have the option to order a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multi-channel Internet stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

As BlizzCon draws closer, more information about the show will be posted at www.blizzcon.com. To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at jobs.blizzard.com.