Blizzard has just announced that tickets for BlizzCon 2008 will go on sale next Monday, August 11th for $100. In an unprecedented move, the event will be broadcast live in HD on pay-per-view via DIRECTV. That’s right, you’ll be able to enjoy BlizzCon 2008 from the comfort of your own couch.
The pay per view event will deliver a minimum of eight hours of live HD coverage from the show floor on each day of the convention, including exclusive interviews, demos, and more. Beginning in August, DIRECTV will run a promotion offering the BlizzCon pay per view event free to new DIRECTV subscribers. Pricing for existing DIRECTV customers and programming details will be available in the coming weeks from Blizzard Entertainment and DIRECTV.
This is a great move by Blizzard, and a fantastic option for those of us who can’t make the trip to Anaheim but want to take part in the live festivities.
Read the full announcement here:
If you haven’t already, mark your calendars for October 10th-11th. It should be a weekend to remember.