Blizzard just released a press release about this year’s BlizzCon, that is to take place in October 10-11 this year located in Anaheim, CA. The tickets will go on sale on August 11, and will most likely sell out in a day or two, like previous years.
“BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment?‘s Warcraft?, Diablo?, and StarCraft? game universes. The event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim.”
Tickets will be sold at $100 USD each, and will be available for purchase directly from the official BlizzCon website at www.blizzcon.com. A new thing for this year is that Blizzard will be working with DIRECTV and will be offering pay-per-view for the fans that are unable to attend. Prices for DIRECTV will be will be available in the coming weeks from Blizzard Entertainment and DIRECTV.
Blizzard has told us previously that this year’s BlizzCon facilities will be 50% bigger than last year, and as a lot of space was unused last year, we can probably expect the over-all size of the event to be twice the size of last year.
Unprecedented event coverage also available exclusively on DIRECTV
IRVINE, Calif. – July 29, 2008 – Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that tickets for its third BlizzCon™ gaming convention will go on sale August 11 and that live coverage of the event will be available as an exclusive DIRECTV pay per view event. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment?‘s Warcraft?, Diablo?, and StarCraft? game universes. The event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October 10 and 11.
“Meeting and interacting with our players at BlizzCon is always a great experience for us,” stated Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re also pleased to be working with DIRECTV this year to bring the show, for the first time, to those players who are unable to attend.”
In addition to serving as a gathering place for the different Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer an array of activities, including discussion panels, hands-on playtime with upcoming games, tournaments, contests, and more. Tickets to the convention will be priced at $100 USD each, and will be available for purchase directly from the official BlizzCon website at =http://www.blizzcon.comhttp://www.blizzcon.com[/URL].
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.
“BlizzCon is one of the most highly anticipated gaming conventions of the year, and we are excited to partner with Blizzard Entertainment to deliver coverage of the show to gamers nationwide,” said Steven Roberts, senior vice president, new media and business development, DIRECTV. “With our BlizzCon pay per view package, members of Blizzard’s gaming communities who are not attending the event can now experience it in crystal-clear HD.”
As the event draws closer, further details will be announced at =http://www.blizzcon.comhttp://www.blizzcon.com[/URL].