BlizzCon Returns Nov. 1-2, Tickets Go on Sale in May
Blizzard community members everywhere are invited to the biggest Blizzard event of the year: Blizzcon 2019, in Anaheim, California, Nov. 1st and 2nd. Tickets are going to go on sale in two waves: Saturday, May 4th and Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. Blizzcon 2019 will feature a host of attractions and activities for attendees, from panels, world-class esports competition, and opportunities for the creative portion of the community to shine and stand out. There’s also the new “BlizzCon Pregame Festivities”—a fun and casual get-together running outside of the convention center on the day before the show.
Some of the greatest Blizzard esports moments of all time have taken place at BlizzCon, and this year’s show is sure to continue that tradition. Esports highlights for BlizzCon 2019 include the Hearthstone Global Finals, capping off the inaugural year of Hearthstone Grandmasters; the Overwatch World Cup; the epic global finals for the StarCraft II World Championship Series; the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship Finals; and the inaugural global finals of the World of Warcraft Mythic Dungeon International.
This year there is the new BlizzCon Portal Pass, which is a separate ticket option, offering perks to enhance the Blizzcon experience. This includes access to Darkmoon Faire during a new “Night at The Faire” event on the eve of Blizzcon. The Portal Pass also includes several convenience-related extras, such as an option to be among the first to enter the show on Friday and Saturday, preferred parking, separate registration and security lines, a dedicated lounge for taking a load off during BlizzCon and mingling with Blizzard employees, and more.
In addition to the Portal Pass, the core BlizzCon Pass will be available, offering the same full general-admission access as in previous years—along with access to the new BlizzCon Pregame Festivities. The BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will also be available again this year, offering a chance to meet and chat with developers, artists, and other folks from Blizzard the night before the show at a laid-back charity dinner—as well as full general-admission access to the show and all of the perks provided with the Portal Pass. As in past years, net proceeds from the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner go to benefit CHOC Children’s, whose mission is to nurture, advance and protect the health and well-being of children.
Unlike previous years, all three purchase options will include the BlizzCon in-game items, along with a choice of Blizzcon Commemorative Collectible statue: Either a mighty Orc Grunt, or Human Footman, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Warcraft. Note: This selection must be made and will be locked during the ticket purchasing process. he statues will also be sold separately during a limited window, starting May 4, for attendees who would prefer to have both and for anyone else who would like to purchase them. The sale is being conducted by online ticketing vendor AXS (details on the AXS waiting room system and helpful tips for the purchase process can be found at www.blizzcon.com). In addition to applicable taxes and fees, pricing is $229 for the BlizzCon Pass, $550 for the BlizzCon Portal Pass, and $750 for the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner.
“BlizzCon has served as a home away from home for the Blizzard community, a place where online friends can meet up in real life and new friendships are formed,” said J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to the show this year, reconnecting, celebrating, and sharing some of our latest developments.”
Prospective attendees can make advance hotel reservations now and receive special BlizzCon rates by booking through the BlizzCon hotel website.
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