BlizzCon Tickets Go On Sale This Week

Blizzard sent out a reminder on Monday that there are only 200 days left until BlizzCon 2013, the company's two-day showcase of all things Blizzard like the Diablo, StarCraft and Warcraft franchises. The event will take place this November 8 and 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California, and tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. PDT.

There will actually be three chances to purchase tickets, the second of which will be on Saturday, April 27 at 10am PDT. The third chance will actually be for the BlizzCon 2013 Benefit Dinner, a special pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit the Children's Hospital of Orange County. Tickets to this special event will go on sale Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm PDT.

"The two-day community gathering features in-depth discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard games, and tons of other exciting events and activities," the company said. "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."

Tickets to the two-day event will cost $175 USD each whereas tickets for the special dinner will cost a meaty $500 each (but includes BlizzCon admission). Potential attendees will need a account to purchase the tickets, updated credit card information, and cookies and JavaScript enabled in the browser. All tickets are sold online only.

"Remember, tickets usually go fast—so if you want to attend this year’s show, it pays to be ready prepared on the first sale date. If you miss out, you’ll get a second chance when the second batch goes on sale Saturday," Blizzard said. "Even if you can’t join us at BlizzCon in person, in-depth coverage will be available at home through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket; further details will be announced at a later date."

Given that Blizzard didn't offer a convention last year, the company will likely make up for the vacancy by revealing something entirely new this year outside the Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft expansion packs. Blizzard already introduced its card-based game during PAX East last month, so there's a good chance we'll finally see that teaser of Titan, the upcoming MMOG Blizzard has yet to officially reveal.

For more information about purchasing tickets to this year's BlizzCon, head here.

  • balister
    Way too expensive, especially considering the quality of Blizzard games going down over the last several years.
  • Robert Buttazzoni
    What a joke, I still wonder why these guys still have their own conference! And that price, that about a ripoff! This company hasn't made anything good in ages!
  • slomo4sho
    People still attend this? The meal better include lobster!
  • bak0n
    For $500 bones I'll go to get season tickets to watch the raiders lose.
  • everlast66
    .... I think that with their latest generation of games they have to start paying people to go to BlizzCon.
  • fimbulvinter
    I feel bad for the people that still blindly support this company like they have done anything relevant lately.