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    BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that tickets for its fifth BlizzCon(R) gaming convention will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, June 2 and Saturday, June 5, 2010. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft(R), Diablo(R), and StarCraft(R) game universes. The event will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October 22 and 23. Live coverage of the event will be available as a DIRECTV(R) Pay Per View package and as a multi-channel Internet stream, allowing viewers online to switch between coverage of multiple panels and activities during the show.

    "BlizzCon is a unique opportunity for our players to meet one another, strengthen the friendships they've formed online, and have a great time celebrating a shared passion for gaming together with Blizzard employees," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "For those who can't attend, we're pleased to be providing an unprecedented level of access to the activities and attractions that BlizzCon has to offer."

    In addition to serving as a gathering place for the different Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will have an array of activities, including discussion panels, competitive and casual tournaments, contests, hands-on playtime with current and upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games, and more.

    Tickets to the convention will be priced at $150 USD each and will be available for purchase from the official BlizzCon website at www.blizzcon.com. Tickets will be released in two separate batches on June 2 at 7 p.m. Pacific time and on June 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Those interested in attending BlizzCon can simplify the purchase process by registering a Battle.net account at www.battle.net before ticket sales begin.

    The popular DIRECTV(R) BlizzCon Pay Per View event will return in 2010, available to existing DIRECTV customers in the United States for $39.95 USD. The event will again deliver comprehensive live HD coverage from the show floor on each day of the convention, including exclusive interviews, demos, and more.

    Gamers around the world will also have the option to purchase the Pay Per View event as a multi-channel Internet stream, also priced at $39.95 USD (pricing may vary by region). For the first time, anyone who purchases the Internet stream will be able to switch freely between multiple channels of coverage dedicated to different areas of BlizzCon, allowing online viewers expanded access to the panels and events they're most interested in. DIRECTV customers who order the televised event will receive this Internet stream at no extra charge, allowing them to watch in the format of their choice. Those who order the event will also receive this year's BlizzCon-exclusive World of Warcraft(R) in-game item (availability may vary by region), to be revealed at a later date. Limited streaming coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and certain BlizzCon tournaments will be available via the Internet for free.

    As BlizzCon draws closer, further details about the show, including ordering and programming information for the DIRECTV BlizzCon Pay Per View event and multi-channel Internet stream, will be announced at www.blizzcon.com.

    To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at www.blizzard.com/jobs.

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    Mechagnome Leftineus's Avatar
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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Do these work like the queue for celestial steed for those that have bought them online before?

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    $150??? Does this come with a steak and a BJ also?
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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    [blizzquote="Blizzard;http://www.marketwatch.com/story/blizzconr-2010-tickets-on-sale-june-2-and-june-5-2010-05-18]For the first time, anyone who purchases the Internet stream will be able to switch freely between multiple channels of coverage dedicated to different areas of BlizzCon, allowing online viewers expanded access to the panels and events they're most interested in.[/blizzquote"]
    Wicked! Missed that last year on the stream !

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    All i can say is:
    THIS SHIT IS EXPENSIVE

    i wish i could afford it

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisernjaX
    All i can say is:
    THIS SHIT IS EXPENSIVE

    i wish i could afford it
    and people will still flock to it, even if it was double the price :P

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    All I can say is that the marketing department at Blizzard consists of very smart people.

    $150 to attend an event that makes you want to buy their product.
    $39 to watch the event so you can buy their product, even though all the information will be available online in great detail.

    I need to start buying Activision-Blizzard stock.

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Expensive but worth it if you're there for the "feeling" of participating in something cool/popular and something you like

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    OMFG BLIZZCON ARE COMINGZ

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    No matter the price, tickets will be sold out faster than the time it takes you to say "BlizzCon".

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    For the first time, anyone who purchases the Internet stream will be able to switch freely between multiple channels of coverage dedicated to different areas of BlizzCon, allowing online viewers expanded access to the panels and events they're most interested in.
    THANK YOU! FINALLY!

    Now also please secure your damn stream. Last year there were tons of people that 'hacked' into the stream, ie. were able to watch without paying, took up bandwidth for paying customers. One way to do this was a simple JavaScript exploit, that's really fucking embarrasing for such a big company.

    I also hope the gimmick this year won't be another pet/murloc. Grunty was cool and everything but I'm already well over 100 pets, guess there's a lot of people out there with a metric ton of pets. Something else, like the murloc suit would be awesome. Or a really cool tabard or whatever.

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Summergale
    OMFG BLIZZCON ARE COMINGZ
    Me and some guildies are going!

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Quote Originally Posted by LemonJuice
    No matter the price, tickets will be sold out faster than you can spell "BlizzCon".
    So, so true. In a way it makes me glad I live in Europe.

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    $150 is not a lot for a ticket to a huge event

    It will sell out, again.


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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Amusingly, $150 for the time you spend at Blizzcon is less money than what it would cost you to spend the same amount of time at Disneyland, and, having been to both multiple times, I can happily say, Blizzcon is better from a gamer's perspective, much better. About time they got around to selling these things, looking forward to it again.

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoopie
    $150 is not a lot for a ticket to a huge event
    This is also true. I paid more for two tickets to Nightwish.

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Let the nerds start their costume creations NOW... Worgen/Goblins will eb "all the rage" in costumes this year.


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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Would love to go, but I have no money.
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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Direct Tv yay!!

    Hope we get a smexy pet this year!!

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    Re: BlizzCon 2010 Tickets on Sale June 2 and June 5

    Some year... some year i will get a ticket and travel all the way over there! But not this year...
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