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.
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