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BlizzCon 2014 dated, tickets go on sale May 7 and May 10

Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 19:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

BlizzCon 2014 tickets will go on sale May 7 and May 10, Blizzard has announced.

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BlizzCon 2014 will take place Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California.

Tickets to BlizzCon will go on sale in two batches, one on May 7 and the other on May 10. A limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County will go on sale May 14.

“BlizzCon is always the biggest highlight of the year for us,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With Hearthstone™ and Reaper of Souls recently launched and Heroes of the Storm™ and Warlords of Draenorgearing up for beta, 2014 is already shaping up to be an epic year for Blizzard gamers.

“We can’t wait to celebrate and share what we’ve been working on with everyone this November.”

BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to participate in the following:

  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Global finals for Blizzard eSports, including the StarCraft® II World Championship Series Global Finals
  • In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
  • Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
  • More activities and attractions to be announced

Tickets to attend the convention will be priced at $199 each and will be available for purchase from the online event ticketing service Eventbrite in two separate batches.

The first batch goes on sale at 7 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, May 7, and the second batch goes on sale at 10 a.m. Pacific time on Saturday, May 10.

Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, which include admission to BlizzCon, will be priced at $750 and offers guests an opportunity to eat, drink, socialize with the developers, artists, and other Blizzard folks.

Approximately 200 tickets to the benefit dinner will be available for purchase beginning 7 p.m. Pacific time on Wednesday, May 14.

BlizzCon Virtual Ticket pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

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6 Comments

  1. Hobbilis

    Do you know how much it will cost? $199 each.

    Blizzard is smart. What I find fascinating is that there are people willing to pay $200 to go there and yell “For the horde/alliance!” watch something that I can read/watch at home AND no I’m not even counting “The swag bag”.

    Well done Blizzard.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. wicktus

    @ 1

    what shocks me most is that Blizzard think that their actual games are enough to justify a con with 200$/ticket,

    WoW sucks in every aspect
    starcraft 2 didn’t convince the Esport world
    They’re turning into casual/mobile games
    They’re turning into copying games like Lol and …dota 2 (I don’t care if it started as a mod for warcraft, it’s not their creation to begin with)
    their “”project Titan” if it exists is now obsolete 10 years after the info leaked
    They don’t keep their promises : They sold a game marketed as a PvP game to cancel the develoment of this feature AFTER the release of D3., the game was in development for YEARS they could’ve know that PvP wasn’t going to make it !

    But Yeah they have some stupid fans willing to follow them no matter what they do so yeah they can continue doing sh#t. I’m just Happy Valve, wargaming, Riot (and others) are erasing their influence, because clearly, they’re deceiving a lot of people.

    #2 8 months ago
  3. Michael Ireland

    @wicktus Tickets tend to sell out in minutes usually, so the demand is obviously there.

    It’s not about what they think it’s worth. It’s about how much they think they can afford to get away with charging and still have people willing to pay.

    If people don’t like it, they should vote with their wallet. It’s why I canceled my WoW subscription and didn’t buy Diablo 3. They’ll keep doing stuff as long as people are willing to pay.

    #3 8 months ago
  4. digmouse

    The hate on Blizzard is heated on a general video game site, what a surprise!

    #4 8 months ago
  5. Talkar

    @wicktus “starcraft 2 didn’t convince the Esport world”
    You mean the game that revitalized the esport scene after it had been pretty much dead since the CS1.6 / SC:BW days.

    “They’re turning into copying games like Lol and …dota 2 ”
    I haven’t seen a single game that compares to lol or dota in any other way than sharing the same genre. By that logic Valve is blatantly copying Id (Quake) by creating Half-life. Heck, it even runs on the Quake engine!

    #5 8 months ago
  6. Hobbilis

    @wicktus I agree with you
    @Micheal Ireland Exactly! I haven’t played WoW in almost 4 years and I have no plans of going back. Didn’t buy D3. Don’t plan on either. only got sc2 on a discount price.

    Also… check this.

    BlizzCon 2005 (first blizzcon) ticket price : $125
    BlizzCon 2007 ticket price : $100
    BlizzCon 2008 ticket price : $100
    BlizzCon 2009 ticket price : $125
    BlizzCon 2010 ticket price : $150
    BlizzCon 2011 ticket price : $175
    BlizzCon 2013 ticket price : $175
    BlizzCon 2014 ticket price : $199

    #6 8 months ago

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