BlizzCon 2009 tickets go on sale May 16

For the past three years, Blizzard Entertainment's legions of fans have gathered for the annual BlizzCon convention in Southern California. Today, the developer-publisher announced that tickets for its 2009 event, to be held August 21-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, will go on sale on...

For the past three years, Blizzard Entertainment's legions of fans have gathered for the annual BlizzCon convention in Southern California. Today, the developer-publisher announced that tickets for its 2009 event, to be held August 21-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, will go on sale on Saturday, May 16. Each ticket will cost $125--a $25 markup on the admission price of last year's event, held last October.

Despite the hefty entrance fee, there's little question as to whether anyone will show up for BlizzCon 2009. The 2008 event sold out in a matter of hours, with crushing demand bringing the Blizzard Store down for the better part of a day. The problems resulted in more tickets eventually being raffled off.

This year, BlizzCon organizers are hoping to stave off any problems by offering a second block of tickets on May 30. The Blizzard Store has also been upgraded with "a first-come, first-served queue system and a fixed time limit for completing purchases" to make purchasing more efficient. Those eager to attend the event can also preregister their personal information at Battle.net to expedite purchases later. The event will also be viewable on DirectTV and Internet pay-per-view for $39.95.

For more details on BlizzCon 2009, visit its official site. For a closer look at what last year's event had to offer, check out GameSpot's complete BlizzCon 2008 coverage.

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benfiicaboii136
benfiicaboii136

O.O last i heard the blizzcon of 09 which is this august will announce diablo 3's release date....... now we all know how blizz likes changeing everything last minute like phoneing in on the E3 09...... but this is what they most likely why they called in to save everything for thier event

benfiicaboii136
benfiicaboii136

O.O last i heard the blizzcon of 09 which is this august will announce diablo 3's release date....... now we all know how blizz likes changeing everything last minute like phoneing in on the E3 09...... but this is what they most likely why they called in to save everything for thier event

davidphilia
davidphilia

Stop that guys! just play on. Did you have your concert tickets

davidphilia
davidphilia

Stop that guys! just play on. Did you have your concert tickets

noclue_27
noclue_27

Meh, I quit WoW last month. SC2 looks decent, but I already have my RTS with Command and Conquer 3. The only Blizzard game I'm looking at is Diablo 3, and even then I'm not sold on it yet.

noclue_27
noclue_27

Meh, I quit WoW last month. SC2 looks decent, but I already have my RTS with Command and Conquer 3. The only Blizzard game I'm looking at is Diablo 3, and even then I'm not sold on it yet.

wheelercub
wheelercub

I think that's a little harsh to call Gamespot hypocritical. Especially being that 25% is quite a huge price increase. Worst yet, the majority of the people showing up will be fans who are already paying Blizzard one or more ridiculously priced monthly fees for an old software product that's nearly 5-years old and unfortunately still look dated back then. On the other hand, the media always gets in for free and won't have to pay a single cent for this Blizzard business venture or any paid gaming accounts under Blizzard. How bout throwing your fans a bone and let subscribers get in for free or at a serious discount?

wheelercub
wheelercub

I think that's a little harsh to call Gamespot hypocritical. Especially being that 25% is quite a huge price increase. Worst yet, the majority of the people showing up will be fans who are already paying Blizzard one or more ridiculously priced monthly fees for an old software product that's nearly 5-years old and unfortunately still look dated back then. On the other hand, the media always gets in for free and won't have to pay a single cent for this Blizzard business venture or any paid gaming accounts under Blizzard. How bout throwing your fans a bone and let subscribers get in for free or at a serious discount?

madmenno
madmenno

You guys are hypocrits. If you gave a party that was sold out in 10 minutes you wouldn't think a second to double the price. I think the price is still rather low if you look at the amount and demand. They could eaily sell those tickets for 250$ and probebaly still sell out in a couple of hours. I just let me get informed by gamespot becaus i am a cheap ass sucker :D.

madmenno
madmenno

You guys are hypocrits. If you gave a party that was sold out in 10 minutes you wouldn't think a second to double the price. I think the price is still rather low if you look at the amount and demand. They could eaily sell those tickets for 250$ and probebaly still sell out in a couple of hours. I just let me get informed by gamespot becaus i am a cheap ass sucker :D.

hank1947
hank1947

$ 125.00 per ticket Ok, if they make Warcraft and Tides usable in XP or Vista. Other wise why ask for $ 125.00 to hear the same old Poop.

hank1947
hank1947

$ 125.00 per ticket Ok, if they make Warcraft and Tides usable in XP or Vista. Other wise why ask for $ 125.00 to hear the same old Poop.

ciaxhieu
ciaxhieu

rofl hopefully i can actually buy them now, heck the last time they were gone in literately 10 minute!

ciaxhieu
ciaxhieu

rofl hopefully i can actually buy them now, heck the last time they were gone in literately 10 minute!

enoslives7
enoslives7

Now, I can pay 125.00 to hear Blizzard say that they have no idea when they are going to release their games!!! What a deal!! Seriously, Blizzard needs to get off their fat @sses and actually release a new game.........

enoslives7
enoslives7

Now, I can pay 125.00 to hear Blizzard say that they have no idea when they are going to release their games!!! What a deal!! Seriously, Blizzard needs to get off their fat @sses and actually release a new game.........

Cowpie08
Cowpie08

Why is everyone getting so pissed about the ticket price? I have never heard, met, or read about ANY person who has gone to Blizzcon and said "That sucked, I want my money back". $125? Worth every penny.

Cowpie08
Cowpie08

Why is everyone getting so pissed about the ticket price? I have never heard, met, or read about ANY person who has gone to Blizzcon and said "That sucked, I want my money back". $125? Worth every penny.

fredwv
fredwv

lol at the people complaining bout the price. You pretty much always get an item from Blizzard when you go to Blizzcon that you can sell on ebay for WAY more than 125 dollars. And can you imagine how much a Diablo 3 beta key would go for?

fredwv
fredwv

lol at the people complaining bout the price. You pretty much always get an item from Blizzard when you go to Blizzcon that you can sell on ebay for WAY more than 125 dollars. And can you imagine how much a Diablo 3 beta key would go for?

grillepain_man
grillepain_man

WOW SUCKS! Blizzard is making a ULTRA TON of Geek-dependant Money WOW SUCKS! -amen- That was my morning prayer! :-)

grillepain_man
grillepain_man

WOW SUCKS! Blizzard is making a ULTRA TON of Geek-dependant Money WOW SUCKS! -amen- That was my morning prayer! :-)

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

$125 a ticket?!...well I guess they need to make up for the fact B.Net is free by doing somthing but...

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

$125 a ticket?!...well I guess they need to make up for the fact B.Net is free by doing somthing but...

zomglolcats
zomglolcats

$125 seems a bit ridiculous for a ticket to a convention. I better get a beta copy of Diablo III to take home.

zomglolcats
zomglolcats

$125 seems a bit ridiculous for a ticket to a convention. I better get a beta copy of Diablo III to take home.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

I wish i could go, I had an Aunt who lives IN Anaheim .... :( I dont think my wallet is going to allow me to travel to get there though ...

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

I wish i could go, I had an Aunt who lives IN Anaheim .... :( I dont think my wallet is going to allow me to travel to get there though ...

gameking5000
gameking5000

Australia= The forgotten country. I don't plan on going there, but anyway it would cost even more converting Australian dollars to American dollars. Maybe a bit too costly

gameking5000
gameking5000

Australia= The forgotten country. I don't plan on going there, but anyway it would cost even more converting Australian dollars to American dollars. Maybe a bit too costly

JunoFallon
JunoFallon

This is grossly overpriced. Most HUGE comic book conventions don't cost this much. Why do I get the feeling that the price hike has to do with Activision's greed?

JunoFallon
JunoFallon

This is grossly overpriced. Most HUGE comic book conventions don't cost this much. Why do I get the feeling that the price hike has to do with Activision's greed?

DarkLord
DarkLord

It would be great if they gave a ship date for StarCraft 2 this year. They have us drooling over it with all the new game footage that it would almost be cruel not to give a ship date!

DarkLord
DarkLord

It would be great if they gave a ship date for StarCraft 2 this year. They have us drooling over it with all the new game footage that it would almost be cruel not to give a ship date!

Joe6391
Joe6391

Can't wait for Starcraft II info!

Joe6391
Joe6391

Can't wait for Starcraft II info!

Joe6391
Joe6391

@pvtdonut54 Don't count on Warcraft 4, WoW is killing off all the main points of Lore.

Joe6391
Joe6391

@pvtdonut54 Don't count on Warcraft 4, WoW is killing off all the main points of Lore.

Plisken1
Plisken1

wisconsin is just to far away

Plisken1
Plisken1

wisconsin is just to far away

FadeToBlack90
FadeToBlack90

I would love to go to this, too bad i live in atlanta, damn west coast

FadeToBlack90
FadeToBlack90

I would love to go to this, too bad i live in atlanta, damn west coast