For Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft fans, it's time to put your money where your mouth is.
Blizzard Entertainment's quasi-annual convention, Blizzcon, is well known for being one of the biggest and baddest nerdfests around. Although they took a year off in 2012, Blizzcon is back and better than ever, boasting a legendary reputation for its competitive contests, richly stocked goody bags (read: loot), and magnificent reveals each year. This year's event, held in the Anaheim Center in California on November 8-9, promises all that and more. Earlier today, Blizzard representatives announced that tickets would be going on sale as of tomorrow: but there isn't just one ticket price. In addition to their standard admission ticket ($175), Blizzard is also offering Virtual Tickets, as it has in the past, as well as a special ticket that includes a benefit dinner where fans can meet and eat with Blizzard developers, all for a good cause.
Standard Blizzcon tickets will be going on sale in batches, starting tomorrow (April 24th) at 7PM PST, and also on Saturday (April 27th) at 10AM PST. Individuals interested in finding out more about Blizzcon should check out their website. This year, Blizzard is only allowing purchasers to get their tickets through their Battle.net account in the US Blizzard Store, and will not be available through customer support or on the phone. Purchasers should also be aware that Blizzard is capping the number of tickets sold to four per household. For those of you who are looking for a quick link to the Blizzcon ticket store, click here.
Enter the world of Azeroth and battle against the Alliance of humans, dwarves and night elves or the brutish orcs, trolls and undead of the Horde. World of Warcraft has a very large community of players with hundreds of servers and a myriad of endgame pursuits from raiding dungeons, questing, achievement hunting, PVP arenas, and now pet battles.
The Benefit Dinner ticket is priced at $500 USD, and is limited to two per household. While the price tag does seem pretty steep, the ticket does include the normal Blizzcon attendance ticket, and the benefit of attending could be worthwhile to very dedicated fans, offering the chance to sit down with a favorite developer or artist from Blizzard. Purchasers of the Benefit Dinner Ticket will also receive a signed print featuring artwork from a Blizzard project. What's even better is that the proceeds from the dinner will be going towards CHOC Children's, a children's hospital in the Orange County area. Tickets for the Benefit Dinner will be going online on May 1st at 7PM PST.
So far there is still no information about the contents of the goody bag, nor about their Virtual Tickets, or even about what their major expositions for the year will be. Because Blizzard released Heart of the Swarm for StarCraft earlier this year, Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft are most likely to receive a lot of love. However, what I am most excited for, and what I think every Blizzcon ticket purchaser should be asking themselves as they click the "Buy" button is, "Tell me more about Project Titan".
Source: The Blizzcon Website