The event itself will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, on October 22 and 23, and if you want to go, you’d better be quick. Tickets will be released on the official website – www.blizzcon.com – at 7pm Pacific on June 2nd, and 10am Pacific on June 5th. (Protip: make the whole thing easier for yourself by registering a Battle.net account before ticket sales kick off.)
…oh, and they’re not cheap: US$150 each!
Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment explains:
“BlizzCon is a unique opportunity for our players to meet one another, strengthen the friendships they’ve formed online, and have a great time celebrating a shared passion for gaming together with Blizzard employees.
For those who can’t attend, we’re pleased to be providing an unprecedented level of access to the activities and attractions that BlizzCon has to offer.”
He is of course referring to the multi-channel internet stream which will be available, as well as a DIRECTV Pay-per-view package of all the best bits.
If you’re not sure what BlizzCon is, it’s effectively a gathering place for the assorted Blizzard gaming communities – with all sorts of activities over the two days. It’s a big convention for StarCraft, Diablo and Warcraft. Discussion panels are a big feature, but there are also competitive and casual tournaments (which might be interesting this year), as well as contests, hands-on play time with various Blizzard games, and a bunch more.