Blizzard’s annual celebration of all things Blizzard, aptly named Blizzcon, tends to have a penchant for one-upping its self every year. Last year they had games, tournaments (including the StarCraft II World Championship finals) and a casual Blink-182 concert. This year, oh boy, they’ve still got the games but they’re also treating attendees to a closing ceremony by the one (see what I did there?), the only, Metellica!
“We’re thrilled to have Metallica blowing out our speakers at BlizzCon this year,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “After two full days of epic gaming and intense eSports action, an earth-shaking concert is the perfect sendoff for everyone at the show and watching from home.”
The event will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center over the November 7 – November 8 weekend. Blizzcon will feature all the usual forays con goers expect including discussion panels, tournaments, contests and hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard releases. Tickets, unsurprisingly, sold out a while back but if you really need your Blizz-fix you can purchase a Blizzcon Virtual Ticket for $39.99 (USD)- “which offers comprehensive live online coverage of both days of the event—including the community contests hosted by Chris Hardwick on Friday evening and Metallica’s performance on Saturday night.”