BlizzCon 2014 dated for November 7-8, get your tickets next month for $200

Tickets for annual all-things-Blizzard gathering go on sale May 7 and then again on May 10.

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Blizzard Entertainment announced today that BlizzCon 2014--its annual two-day event celebrating all-things Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo--will be held November 7-8. Like last year, BlizzCon 2014 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, just 20 minutes from Blizzard Entertainment's headquarters in Irvine, California. If history serves as precedent, you'll want to act quickly, as BlizzCon tickets normally sell out very quickly.

Tickets for BlizzCon 2014 go on sale across two batches, the first of which will be available on May 7, while the second will go on sale May 10. Tickets are $200, plus taxes and fees. You'll also be able to buy tickets to a pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit the Children's Hospital of Orange County starting on May 14. They will be available for $750 and all proceeds go to the hospital.

If you can't attend BlizzCon 2014 in person, Blizzard will also sell virtual tickets like they have done in past years. Pricing, availability, and programming information for the BlizzCon virtual ticket will be announced at a later date.

BlizzCon 2014 attendees will be able to go hands-on with the latest version of Blizzard games, witness eSports events like the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals, and attend discussion panels with developers and artists.

"More activities and attractions" for this year's show will be announced, including potentially a Saturday evening concert. Last year, Blizzard brought on Blink 182 to play. Past performers have included The Offspring, Tenacious D, and Foo Fighters.

Blizzard didn't say which upcoming games it will have on display at BlizzCon 2014, but it's likely we'll see World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor and Heroes of the Storm. By November 2014, Blizzard may also be ready to talk about the third StarCraft II expansion, Legacy of the Void, though that's not confirmed of course. There's even a chance Blizzard could finally reveal its long-in-development next-gen MMO Titan, though maybe that's just wishful thinking.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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Discussion

35 comments
blackace
blackace

LMAO @ $200 tickets. Only for the extreme Blizzard fans who have way to much time on their hands. What a waste of money.

Stiler
Stiler

Gotta love milking the hell out of your own fans.


200 bucks? You can go to an amazing concert (and that is for even the more popular bands/singers) for under that.


Hell look at Quakecon, it cost NOTHING to just go to it and get around the show floor, it only cost money if you intend to do the BYOC (lan party) which in turn takes up power and other things they have to pay for.

 

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

No reason to go, no reason to watch. They destroyed diablo, that's that.

J_Dangerously
J_Dangerously

$200 for a Warlords of Dreanor sales pitch and an apology for Reaper of Souls?  Pass.

ahpuck
ahpuck

If you don't leave anywhere near SoCal, you're royally screwed. Transportation, Hotel plus tickets, you gotta be absolutely in love with Blizz or just plain stupid to waste that much money on this. I live close by, so I'll be at the movies.

neroist
neroist

Yes everyone, it's Acti/Blizz the most greedist pub out there. They have a greed level that EA is jealous of, but most gamers love em.

Oni
Oni

Hmmm $200 to go to it live or $40 to watch a live STREAM ... decisions, decisions  ..... so hard to choose. :(

I know what I'll do!!!

/buys ticket to E3 2014

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

I'd like to know the profit margin of this convention.

Yosh_24
Yosh_24

God damn...why is it so expensive?


krystyla
krystyla

Wait what 200$ usd I understand gaming journalists but what kind of crowd pays so much for such a limited conference? At least those developers conference guys get sweet deals or goodies

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

So much for your "Only one con every two years" stance you guys made back in 2011, eh Blizzard?  Dollar signs from last year make you change your mind?


There's nothing new worth announcing this year.  We already know about Legacy of the Void.  Heroes of the Storm and Warlords of Draenor are coming out later this year.  We just got Reaper of Souls a month ago.  Titan is back on the blueprint board.  Will it be like 2010 where all you announced was a piddly little character class for Diablo III?

Oh yeah, and your goodie bag in 2013 was just pathetic.  Fucking pass.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Erm no thanks. Would cost me a good grand to get plane tickets to start with. I mean I like Diablo III and WoW but not unless I had a hell of a tonne of cash would I go there to be crushed in a load of sweaty nerd guys.

Think I rather stay at home and just play Diablo III or WoW to be honest. Or you know go out and not spend $200 to get too close to other people.

deth420
deth420

you would have to pay me to go to this shit!

StryfeBringer
StryfeBringer

Wow, people that live in their parent's basements must really be able to save up quite a bit of cash to pay for these tickets.

vubz
vubz

Last years virtual tickets were expensive as a ma fucker, know what I'm saying. - J rock

mr_nee
mr_nee

no way. Unless they show 2h gamplay of uber nextgen MMORPG Titan -- nothing to see there!

blackace
blackace

@ahpuck True. When they have these events like E3 in L.A., hotels raise their prices to outrageous amounts because they know hotels will be sold out all over the area. I think I had to pay like $170 a night when I went to my last E3 event many years back. I know people who paid like $350 a night for 3 nights. At least E3 was FREE for me. These fools have to pay $200 a ticket. They you have to pay for food and transportation if you are from out of state, Screw that.

waffleiron88
waffleiron88

@Yosh_24 they need money, apparently getting $15 a month from 8 million people isnt sustaining them.

BigAl519
BigAl519

@Xirtahm  How is it working for Blizzard in the future? You sure do seem to know a lot about their future plans and what they are working on behind the scene. Want to tell me next weeks winning lotto numbers too? 

Xirtahm
Xirtahm

@BigAl519 @Xirtahm   Have you been to their cons in the past?  It's been predictable every single time.  I've been to a few myself, and the only ones that were worth attending were the alternating years.


That, and they made it clear in 2011's con that there were zero plans for any future WarCraft RTS games until after StarCraft was completely done and over with.  They're still working on Legacy of the Void (which was a complete no-show last November) so you're going to see THAT this fall.  There'll be the usual tournaments.  Probably stuff on the upcoming movie.  If they announce ANYTHING surprising, it would probably be plans on a third D3 expansion.


Other than that?  Do you really think there's going to be Titan news?  Being that they technically "announced" it in 2010 as a "next gen MMO", and later scrapped it back to step 1 in 2013, do you really think they'd show something off?  Titan has been a no-show every single year since 2010's so-called "reveal".  I've followed them like a pathetic fanboy for so many years, their reputation with false starts on projects has gotten to the point where Blizzard fans place bets at the cons over them now.