BlizzCon has announced the sale dates for tickets to its 2013 showing, so prepare to make room in your calendar if you were interested in picking one up. On both April 24 at 7PM Pacific time and April 27 10AM Pacific time a batch of BlizzCon tickets will go on sale for $175. Despite the cancelation of the 2012 show, we expect tickets to sell out in mere minutes, just like for BlizzCon 2011.
No, not 60 minutes or 30 minutes, maybe not even 15 minutes... we're talking 5 minutes. Start clicking "Buy" the second the sale starts and hope it goes through before they're all gone. If you miss out, well, there's always the premium livestream with the Virtual Ticket service that should capture all of the conventions events and announcements. Tickets sell through the BlizzCon website. Bookmark it.
Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime shared his excitement about the event:
"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. 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."
Plans for this year's BlizzCon include the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals, along with an assortment of panels and hands-on time with all of Blizzards upcoming games. Err, I guess that means Diablo III for consoles and whatever portion of that one big rumor ends up being true.
In addition to standard convention tickets, Blizzard will also be holding a special charity event this year, the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner. Tickets will cost $500 with proceeds going to the Children's Hospital of Orange County. The event takes place November 7, with a limited 200 tickets being sold May 1 at 7PM on the BlizzCon website.
If you're a huge Blizzard fan, whether that be due to StarCraft, Warcraft, Diablo or Lost Vikings, it doesn't get any better than BlizzCon. Just a ton of like-minded folk reveling in the sense of community. Blizzard never disappoints, in this regard. Stay tuned for more BlizzCon information as we get it.