BlizzCon 2013's $175 tickets on sale April 24 and 27

Tickets to this year's BlizzCon in Anaheim to be made available in two batches in April.

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Tickets for BlizzCon 2013 will go on sale in two batches later this month, Blizzard has announced.

The $175 tickets first go on sale at 7pm PST on April 24, with a second batch being made available at 10am PST on April 27.

BlizzCon 2013 will take place on November 8 and 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Additionally, a $500 ticket will go on sale Wednesday, May 1 which gives access to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner alongside admission to BlizzCon itself, with proceeds going to the Children's Hospital of Orange County. Only 200 of these will be made available.

During the event, Blizzard will showcase its latest wares in the Warcraft and Diablo universes, and will also be hosting the global final for the recently announced StarCraft II World Championship Series.

A virtual BlizzCon 2013 ticket will also be be sold, allowing access to the event through livestreams, though no specifics on price and availability have yet been given by Blizzard.

Discussion

52 comments
RedEyedMonster8
RedEyedMonster8

175$ isn't that much, E3 tickets cost like 400-500$. A lot conventions from big companies tend to be pretty pricey.

tim1935
tim1935

It's probably population control.  If it was cheaper they'd get a lot of rabble rousers and be overcrowded.

MatrixGamer78
MatrixGamer78

175$ too high but i am too excited to see outrageous Diablo fans embarrassing Blizzard developers for its fucking DRM. ...I cant wait

playa42018
playa42018

$175 seems about right.  It costs over $300 for a 3 day music festival..

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

$175? Ha! For that much I could go see a handful of concerts rather than this "con" and have a much better time.

benelori
benelori

Could it be that the price is high because they are hosting the final for the SC2 tourney? Plus whatever show they are planning... 

svaubel
svaubel

Most of these will end up on ebay 10 minutes later for twice the price.

deathstream
deathstream

If I didn't live east of the Mississippi, I'd be buying tickets for me and my son.  We could spring for tickets, hotel and such, but getting to Anaheim is, unfortunately, not in the budget thanks to the sequester cuts following on the heels of two years of immoral pay freezes.  :(

blackothh
blackothh

meanwhile it cost $105 to do all 3 days at PAX East

Erebus
Erebus

I don't think the "con" in BlizzCon means what you think it means.

bonzibuddyxxx
bonzibuddyxxx

lol these comments just show that even gamers have no respect for games, paying hundreds of dollars to go to a concert/sporting event is fine but gaming? hah


JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

That is a bit much for something that is mainly for their advertisement... I hope they at least put on a hell of a good show for anyone that goes, frankly Evenescence tickets were only £20 and that was a brilliant night, going on that value for money they gonna need to throw in a 3 course meal, travel to and from the event and a free copy of the game, which would be useless since anyone willing to pay that much will probably already have all their games anyway.

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

$175 to go see new screenshots of a digital Card Game?

No thanks.  I love you Blizzard, but you guys have become a bunch of greedy fucks.

cboye18
cboye18

WTF $175 for a ticket?  Who the hell is crazy enough to buy this? Is it some kind of concert or what?

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

I am lucky to live in Long Beach that's near  Anaheim.  I would sell my tablet before I buy it.  :)  I hope some people will buy my tablet, then I could order a ticket through an online.

_el_Greco_
_el_Greco_

A few years ago BlizzCon used to sound so damn awesome...  But with Blizzard games having gone down in quality over the years, this is starting to feel more like a cult gathering than a convention.

blackace
blackace

LMAO @ $175 tickets. Does this amount include the hotel stay and car rental? Blizzard is funny. I'd never go to one of these. What a joke.

santinegrete
santinegrete

With so many dissapointed fans lately? Ha, tough sell.

atopp399
atopp399

Yay, a neckbeard conference where they get to tell us why always online DRM is a good thing and why the real money auction house was the best thing for Diablo since sliced bread.

STrugglingFool
STrugglingFool

$175!!!! What do you get with it? The add on expansion pack? Free tickets to disney? Seems quit high to me, but then again I'm cheap.

toddwill
toddwill

First off sorry!!! this was the posting for Disney's screw up on killing Lucas Arts, and I do not know how it was posted here instead of on the other chat board 

toddwill
toddwill

I have been a Star Wars Fan since I first saw it in the 70's , When I heard Disney was buying Lucas Arts  I knew it would not be long before Disney sold them out!!!!  

The even worse thing is all got canned that could have worked through Lucas Arts on other projects for Disney,, I do not think Walt would have done that !!!!

X-Blackrose
X-Blackrose

Wow, $500 to have dinner with developers?

I think I'd rather go to Subway or A&W.


PETERAKO
PETERAKO

I guess those tickets are not for individuals huh? I mean who is stupid enough to dish 175 dollars for a ticket.

James00715
James00715

@svaubel No, the tickets are tied to the purchaser's name. You have to show photo ID at Blizzcon to gain entrance.

James00715
James00715

@J_Dangerously Hey if you could sell out 5000 of these tickets in minutes, wouldn't you do the same? It's all about the money.

ggregd
ggregd

@cboye18 No-lifes who want to corner a dev and demand to know why their Night Elf Rogue's Venomous Wounds skill went from 80% to 75% chance to proc.  Because now the skill is useless and it's a slap in the face to their customers.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@cboye18 I think they usually have live performances actually.  Didn't the last one have Foo Fighters play?

enartloc
enartloc

@blackace i heard you can take a picture with Jay Wilson for that money!

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@blackace I'm sure there are some world of warcraft fans out there that have already donated thousands of dollars to Blizzard's treadmill simulator whom will buy tickets at that price.

Gallowhand
Gallowhand

@toddwill Don't sweat it - there's a glitch in the posting system lately, and this has been happening a lot.

angelbabysd8604
angelbabysd8604

@decoy1978 Great idea, you would also be screwing the people who buy it from you out of money and the experience.  The last time I went to Blizzcon (5 years ago) they required you to show the credit card used to purchase and your id to receive the passes to get in.