BlizzCon 2018 - November 2nd and 3rd
BlizzCon 2018 dates are here!

  • Tickets first go on sale May 9 at 7 PM PST, followed by the second batch at 10 AM PST on May 12
  • Tickets are $199 each (plus taxes and fees) - limit 4 per order
  • You have until July 20 to edit the information on your tickets
  • The Benefit Dinner will be Thursday, November 1 and tickets are $750
  • Community Night is undergoing some changes, but there will still be a costume contest.

Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Team up with your friends and family and get ready for a journey to Southern California for BlizzCon® 2018, Blizzard’s epic celebration of games and esports and the communities that bring them to life! Tickets to the main event, taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2 and 3, will go on sale May 9 and May 12, with tickets to a special pre-BlizzCon benefit dinner going on sale May 16.

BlizzCon Ticket Sale #1: Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m. PDT
BlizzCon Ticket Sale #2: Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 a.m. PDT
BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Ticket Sale: Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT

Every BlizzCon, people from around the world gather to celebrate their shared passion for games, learn more about Blizzard’s games and universes directly from the developers, cheer on their favorite esports stars through world-class competition, and much more.

This year’s show will once again commence with the esports action of BlizzCon Opening Week, taking place at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles from October 25 to 29, where the initial rounds of the StarCraft® II World Championship Series Global Finals, the Heroes of the Storm® Global Championship Finals, and World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship Finals will unfold. The competitions will culminate in Anaheim on November 2 and 3, where the champions of these tournaments along with those of the Overwatch® World Cup and Hearthstone® Global Games will be crowned.

BlizzCon Tournament Dates
  • Heroes of the Storm Global Championship: October 25–28, November 2–3
  • StarCraft II World Championship Series: October 26–28, November 2–3
  • World of Warcraft Arena Global Championship: October 29, November 2–3
  • Overwatch World Cup: November 2–3
  • Hearthstone Global Games: November 2–3

A limited number of tickets to Opening Week events at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles in Burbank, California will go on sale later this year—further details will be announced in the months ahead.

BlizzCon 2018 Ticket Details
BlizzCon 2018 tickets will be available for $199 USD each (plus applicable taxes and fees) through the online ticketing service Universe. Tickets include two-day admission to the main event at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2 and 3, and attendees will receive a commemorative BlizzCon goody bag containing a cache of loot based on their favorite Blizzard games. Visit the BlizzCon Event Info site for complete details, including important information for people interested in attending in person.

BlizzCon Benefit Dinner in Support of CHOC Children's
Before BlizzCon begins, we’ll be hosting an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit CHOC Children’s on the evening of Thursday, November 1, where attendees will have the chance to spend time with Blizzard developers, artists, and community representatives—all while supporting a great cause. Tickets to the benefit dinner, which include BlizzCon admission, are limited in number and will go on sale Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT for $750 each. Blizzard Entertainment will donate the net proceeds from the event to CHOC Children’s. Visit the Charity Dinner page for more details.

BlizzCon Virtual Ticket Coming Soon
Gamers around the globe who aren’t able to attend in person will have the chance to enjoy BlizzCon from just about anywhere via the Virtual Ticket, which offers live streaming coverage of the event and a variety of bonus content, including this year’s BlizzCon in-game items. More details on the BlizzCon 2018 Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

Whether you’re attending in person or joining us online, we hope to see you there!
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Comments 70 Comments
  1. Cavox's Avatar
    I'd rather go to Gamescom than Blizzcon. Last year was so disappointing.
    Diablo bites the dust.
    They're pretending HotS is relevant.
    WoW arena matches? SIGN ME OUT!
    SC2 tournament - ok, I'll give them that.
    WoW expansion announcement I can see in a better quality 15 minutes later on youtube.

    Gee, thanks Blizz. $200 well spent!
  1. justandulas's Avatar
    I went once in 2009, and loved it (even won a Murky off a contest!) but the reality is blizzcon has long ago lost its luster and magical feeling. The day it died may sound elitist; but it was when they started doing the digital blizzcon ticket sales WITH the pets and prizes from blizzcon swag bags inside. Half of the big appeal to blizzcon was going for the swag bags and WoW items that you could only get by undertaking this journey to Blizzcon.

    Now, all you do is enter your credit card to get the pet and you don't even watch the event. Blizzcon needs to remove the digital items from the digital sales, and make Blizzcon shine once again.
  1. Kon01's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nutri View Post
    Little offtopic maybe but a genuine question, but what makes this event a $200 entry fee?
    Comparing it to lets say Gamescon in Cologne, that's a 4 day event with €15,- daily entry fee save for saturday which is €20,-.
    Supply and demand.

    Tickets initially were much cheaper, is really hard to snatch tickets for the Con at $200 price tag, imagine if those tickets were €15 or €20.
  1. Thelxi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nutri View Post
    Little offtopic maybe but a genuine question, but what makes this event a $200 entry fee?
    Comparing it to lets say Gamescon in Cologne, that's a 4 day event with €15,- daily entry fee save for saturday which is €20,-.
    Someone has to pay for all that marketing. Either that or a raid tier!
  1. sweatshopkids's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jk1895 View Post
    As always, ridiculous high pricing for a promotional event. Idiotic fanboys will pay it... as always.
    Not having money has to be rough.
  1. Yggdrasil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HitRefresh View Post
    If all you care about is the content announced at BlizzCon sure. I think it's just a fun event to attend regardless, it's awesome to see all the people cosplaying and talking to people, sometimes getting to meet devs and attend things like the sketch groups and just sit down and draw with them.
    Well you hit the nail on the head. I am not to interested in meeting a bunch of people. Honestly I have been to a few big Cons and never really found them interesting. Mostly smelly. Get the Con crud when its over. No where in my statement did I say other people couldn't enjoy it. Just that I don't see the point. I think if I was younger it would be more interesting for sure. But just not worth my bread anymore. I got house payments, car payments, and kids to handle. Just isn't for me when for like what.. 20-30 bucks I can just watch it on the TV in the house.
  1. Explicit Teemo Nudes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by justandulas View Post
    I went once in 2009, and loved it (even won a Murky off a contest!) but the reality is blizzcon has long ago lost its luster and magical feeling. The day it died may sound elitist; but it was when they started doing the digital blizzcon ticket sales WITH the pets and prizes from blizzcon swag bags inside. Half of the big appeal to blizzcon was going for the swag bags and WoW items that you could only get by undertaking this journey to Blizzcon.

    Now, all you do is enter your credit card to get the pet and you don't even watch the event. Blizzcon needs to remove the digital items from the digital sales, and make Blizzcon shine once again.
    Yeah, because fuck everyone that a) doesn't live in the USA so they can travel there quite easily b) non-'muricans that don't have a lot of money to travel there.
  1. JohnnyMccrum's Avatar
    I think this Blizzcon will be Diablo III news, maybe an actual diablo remaster? maybe some news (finally) on Warcraft IV? definitely some classic news/gameplay/team reveal.

    In terms of BfA there won't be any content at all.

    In terms of Starcraft I'm not even sure, probably nothing.

    Overwatch mandatory hero reveal and maybe a new map, hearthstone maybe new heroes and a new adventure patch, who knows.
  1. crusadernero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frumpy Frumpy Frak View Post
    Nah, if you're savvy enough, you can go for free. I live in Australia and I've gone the last few years without spending more than $100.

    Cargo ships are always looking for an extra hand or two for menial jobs the day before they head off due to the inevitable drop outs. Just hang around your nearest port with a resume and passport and look for any ship heading for North America (west coast is preferable). They'll take care of all your papers and will gladly find you a spot on a ship to get you back home. You can hitch hike the rest of the way.

    As for accommodation, any 24/7 McDonalds will do, the graveyard shift teenagers won't care enough to kick you out and if they try, just buy a soft serve and go back to sleep. Alternatively, you can look for a community of homeless people, they'll gladly take care of you.

    Bathing can be done in the ocean.

    Food and drink can be obtained from free samples and leftovers in the food court of any big shopping mall.
    haha wow! This sounds like quite an adventure. Sounds even cooler than Blizzcon
  1. splatomat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by justandulas View Post
    Now, all you do is enter your credit card to get the pet and you don't even watch the event. Blizzcon needs to remove the digital items from the digital sales, and make Blizzcon shine once again.
    They should remove the pets and mounts from the store, too. And the digital downloads of the expansions! And the race and server changes! You can only secure those items and services by purchasing a code carved into a piece of wood that's only sold at a store open on Tuesday mornings at 3:42 am (that closes on Tuesday mornings at 3:43 am). The store is also at the top of Coropuna mountain in Peru. Oops, did I say 'mountain'? It's actually a volcano.

    ENJOY YOUR MAGICAL JOURNEY!

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