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BLIZZCON 2016 Coming to Anaheim November 4-5

Posted on April 6, 2016 at 11:13 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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Blizzard just announced the details for their 10th Blizzcon celebration. The extraveganza will take place on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The event will celebrate 25 years of Blizzard Entertainment. Some of the promised events are;

  • Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
  • Global Finals for Blizzard esports, including the 2016 StarCraft® II World Championship Series, 2016 Hearthstone® World Championship, Heroes of the Storm® Fall Championship, 2016 World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship, and more
  • In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
  • Community contests with great prizes
  • Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard’s game universes
  • More activities and attractions to be announced

dva-overwatch-blizzard-800x450“With more live games and upcoming content than ever before, 2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Blizzard gamers,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We can’t wait to celebrate our 25-year anniversary with everyone during an epic weekend of gaming, esports, and great company at our 10th BlizzCon.”

Tickets for the event will go on sale in two batches. Batch 1 will go on sale Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. Pacific time, and batch 2 will drop Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Tickets will run you $199, and while that may seem high, Blizzcon is a truly special and unique convention that is all about the wonderful community that Blizzard has fostered. If you can’t attend the event in person, the virtual ticket will return this year. Prices and details World of Warcraft: Legionfor the virtual ticket will be revealed at a later date.

As always, Blizzard will host a pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) on Thursday, November 3. This is a great chance to get up close and personal with the Blizzard development and management teams. Tickets are $750, and will be available to purchase on Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. So if you miss out on both of the batches you can always go for this more expensive, but worthwhile way to get your tickets.

Last year Blizard dropped the Warcraft trailer as well as release dates for Overwatch and World of Warcraft: Legion. They also announced a new Hearthstone expansion and additional missions for Starcraft II.

I’m sure this is the first of many nuggets of goodness we will receive about Blizzcon. No word yet on the swag they will give to all attendees in their goodie bags or the amazing, sure to sell out instantly, exclusives they have to offer. One thing is clear from years past, if you want tickets, you better be ready to go the instant the sales window opens because this thing sells out quick.

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