Tag Archives: blizzcon
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 06:38 BST
The first round of tickets for BlizzCon are now available for purchase on the BlizzCon site. Tickets for the two day event held in Anaheim, California which starts November 8 are $175.
For those not ready to purchase tickets yet, another round of tickets go on sale on April 27 at 10am, courtesy of Shack News. The event will feature the 2013 StarCraft 2 eSports World Championship Series Global Finals, so fans better get in quick.
Blizzard will also announce pricing for Virtual Tickets of its live-streaming coverage down the track. Furthermore, tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner go on sale May 1.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 | 14:29 GMT
Blizzard has announced BlizzCon 2013 will take place in November at the Anaheim Convention Centre in Anaheim, California.
Thu, Jan 26, 2012 | 10:34 GMT
Three games this year? BlizzCon’s 2012 is no more, but people shouldn’t panic over the loss of the most enthusiastic fan event in gaming’s calendar, says Johnny Cullen.
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 | 17:47 GMT
Tue, Nov 01, 2011 | 12:35 GMT
BlizzCon 2011′s Sound Panel session offered a revealing look at the work that goes into aurally caressing your ear lobes
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 | 11:37 BST
Mon, Oct 24, 2011 | 08:11 BST
Batman, RAGE, BF3, Uncharted – the holiday season’s in full swing. Oh, and let’s not forget Skylander’s Spyro… I mean, uh, Skyrim. Er, yeah. Look, a distraction: what last week’s biggest news means.
Wed, Sep 28, 2011 | 16:22 BST
Activision-Blizzard has announced that Foo Fighters will headline the closing concert at BlizzCon, which takes place October 21-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Fri, Aug 26, 2011 | 21:47 BST
Below the break are more shorts to get you through the rest of evening.
Mon, Feb 07, 2011 | 14:21 GMT
Activision’s just announced details of this year’s Blizzcon, taking place from October 21-22.
Tue, Oct 19, 2010 | 06:02 BST
If the idea of parting with cash to watch a video feed from this year’s Blizzcon doesn’t sound like your idea of a good time, all is not lost.
Tue, Oct 05, 2010 | 20:20 BST
Blizzard has released its schedule of event for BlizzCon 2010, giving times for the panels along with the subject covered in each.
Sat, Jun 05, 2010 | 21:19 BST
Thu, Mar 25, 2010 | 15:34 GMT
Blizzard’s formally announced Blizzcon 2010, which will take place on Friday, October 22 and Saturday, October 23.
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 | 02:24 BST
All the exclusive, convention-only Murloc plushies in the world can’t recoup the cost of cramming 20,000 frothing fans into the Anaheim Convention Center, it seems. During the 2009 Austin GDC, Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce explained that – while certainly an excellent marketing opportunity – BlizzCon does quite a number on Blizzard’s wallet.
“BlizzCon is operated at a substantial loss for the company,” said Pearce. “It’s a huge marketing opportunity, so that’s the benefit we get out of that. But in terms of any kind of financial gain, it actually is a loss for us.”
As to how many arms and legs the company pays each year, Pearce wouldn’t say.
Fear not for BlizzCon, though. The jolly blue gaming giant loves its fans, and treats the massive gathering as “an operating expense.”
Sat, Aug 22, 2009 | 14:38 BST
What an opening day!
A brand new WoW expansion known as Cataclysm revealed. That will please the fans for a good couple of weeks once released.
But wait! Is the impossible possible? Diablo III on consoles? Better yet, a release this year? “IMPOSSIBLE!” we hear you cry.
Still, if you have missed anything from day one of BC, here’s a round-up. The most important are in bold.
Surely… naaa, it cant be… can it?
- BlizzCon 2009 Opening Ceremony liveblog
- Monk revealed as fourth Diablo III class [Update]
- New World of Warcraft expansion announced, called Cataclysm
- Goblins playable race in next WoW expansion
- And here’s the WoW Catacysm logo
- First screenshots of WoW: Cataclysm
- Debut WoW Cataclysm trailer is live
- Diablo III in-game screens show off Monk class
- Cataclysm zones revealed, detailed
- Cataclysm and StarCraft II only titles for 2010 [UPDATE]
- Diablo III “not ruled out for consoles”
- StarCraft II to support premium player-created maps
- StarCraft II to utilize a save game Cloud
- Cataclysm Panel: Guild advancement system/a> detailed, new race/class combos, Raganaros returning
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 20:39 BST
Chris Metzen, Blizzard’s VP of creative development just took the stage at BlizzCon and announced the new expansion for World of Warcraft, along with two new playable races.
Looks like the new races are Goblins on the Horde side and Worgen are the new alliance race.
Cataclysm was just announced despite earlier leaks and it looks like new dungeons, flying mounts, raids and dungeons will be present as well.
The Opening Ceremony just finished, and you can have a look at what was all revealed, and not revealed, here.
Sat, May 16, 2009 | 15:40 BST
This is just a friendly reminder, to those planning on attending BlizzCon this year, that tickets go on sale today at 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST).
The event takes place at Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles on August 21, and of you haven’t set up a Battle.net account, you need to do so now.
Should you miss out, a second batch will be up for grabs on May 30.
Hit the link for more details.
Thu, Feb 05, 2009 | 22:35 GMT
Following news today that Blizzard won’t be attending E3 this summer, the company has told VG247 that working on its games is preferable to having a presence at the show.
“[Regarding] E3, our current focus is on the ongoing development of Diablo III, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft,” said Blizzard US PR boss Bob Colayco.
“We are already planning to participate in a number of shows this year and look forward to sharing the latest news on our games at these events.”
News that Blizzard had once again opted out of ESA’s show raised instant speculation that the company was holding out for an as-of-yet unannounced BlizzCon event. Colayco wouldn’t be drawn.
“BlizzCon 2008 was our most successful ever, with exciting news on all of our games, and the most attendees we’ve ever had at any BlizzCon,” he said.
“We’re looking forward to doing more events in the future, but have not announced a ‘BlizzCon 2009′ at this time.
With the public harboring such high expectations for Diablo III and StarCraft II, who could blame Blzzard for wanting to devote all resources to making great games?
Certainly not the fans.
E3 2009 takes place at the LA Convention Center from June 2-4.