Blizzard’s annual celebration of all things Blizzard has been dated, today, and tickets will go up for sale at all reputable goblin auction houses or, perhaps more conveniently, here.
Blizzcon will take place on Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. Tickets are being sold in two batches, one of May 7th and the other on the 10th, and they’ll set you back a pricey $199 plus a $4 fee.
BlizzCon is always the biggest highlight of the year for us,” said CEO Mike Morhaime “With Hearthstone and Reaper of Souls recently launched and Heroes of the Storm and Warlords of Draenor gearing 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.”
During the event, Blizzard’s offering up hands-on time with “the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games,” which of course means Heroes of the Storm and probably Warlords of Draenor if it hasn’t launched by then. And secret things! Possibly!
The StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals and other esports shenanigans will be kicking off across the two days, too. And there’ll be competitive and more relaxed, serene tournaments for attendees to kick the crap out of each other in.
And discussions! Various people presumably talking about something. They’ll be there, we just don’t know what they’ll be.
Blizzard are doing the virtual ticket thing again this year, too. So even if you can’t attend in person, you can watch it from the comfort of your home. And who knows, if there’s a significant leap in haptic tech and Facebook gives all of its money to Oculus VR, you could maybe even touch Mike Morhaime. Sort of. That’s unlikely though, but at least you can still watch it in your pants.
Last year’s Blizzcon was a return to form for the company. Heroes of the Storm was announced, and does appear to be something rather special; Diablo 3 was well on its way to be fixed, Blizzard was listening; and Warlords of Draenor was revealed, a return to an old world given new life (or old life?).
Any of you lovely lot planning a trip in November?