BlizzCon 2013 tickets on sale from April 24

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Since last we spoke about this year’s BlizzCon, it’s become a rather different prospect. For one thing, we now know that it’ll play host to the very first instance of the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Global Finals. And it’s difficult to imagine that the annual Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo gettogether won’t also feature Hearthstone, Blizzard’s newly announced CCG. With that in mind, it might be time to start scraping together spare change to fund a trip to Southern California.

BlizzCon 2013 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 8 and 9. Weekend tickets will go on sale for $175 via the official BlizzCon site in two batches: on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 pm PDT, and on Saturday, April 27 at 10 am PDT.

Previous form suggests they’ll sell out in a handful of moments. But a pricier $500 option will follow on Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm PDT, and include entry to a pre-BlizzCon benefit dinner for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

“We love having the opportunity to hang out with our players at BlizzCon, and it’s always awesome to see the greatest gaming community on earth swarm Anaheim,” said the mighty Mike Morhaime in a statement. “We look forward to delivering two full days of gaming, activities, and other entertainment, and we can’t wait to show some of the exciting projects we’ve been working on.”

For those of us more than 1000 miles from Long Beach and its environs, Blizzard are planning to recommission their BlizzCon Virtual Ticket option. Details of the multi-channel stream are to be announced at a later date.

So: you going?