BlizzCon is on for Oct. 21-22

Annual convention of all things Blizzard will once again be held at the Anaheim Convention Center this fall.

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Traditionally, BlizzCon has been held either in August or October. Today, organizer Blizzard Entertainment announced that the annual convention dedicated to its games will arrive during the latter month from October 21-22, in virtually the same slot as last year's October 22-23 expo.

Massive statues of in-game characters are just one highlight of BlizzCon.

The announcement did not say when tickets for the event would go on sale. Last year, they went on sale in June and--as has been the case for the past several years--sold out in a matter of minutes. The rapid sellouts came despite a premium price point, with last year's tickets costing $150 each.

Details on this year's BlizzCon are thin, other than it will feature tournaments, community contests, discussion panels, and other miscellaneous events. Last year's events included the unveiling of Diablo III's demon hunter class, sessions on pro tips on Starcraft II, Diablo III's design, and a Starcraft II balancing. The event also featured a performance by Jack Black's rock duo Tenacious D and emcee duties filled by comedian Jay Mohr.

Discussion

47 comments
keith21uk
keith21uk

Are you sure they said 2012? I think they are so close to releasing the beta now. With no other big title due for this year for bliz/activ they can work more on just finishing off Diablo III. They have all the classes now they are just working on the skills and stats and one or two dungeons. I still think before xmas this year it will be officially released. Q4 2012 sounds a bit crazy to me, but then again you never know with this games previous stalling progress. I really hope they are not waiting for this console production before releasing it for the main target PC market!

FF-Kupo
FF-Kupo

this is becoming a joke.. I think people have become past the point of pissed off because we want a release date and aren't getting it. Now you're getting rediculus

gunshot247
gunshot247

Activision stated that Diablo 3 will most likely be released in 2012. Most likely Q3 or Q4 of 2012. This makes me sad. =(

gunshot247
gunshot247

so um... I've been following Diablo 3 for at least 3 years now.. So it's not coming out this year.. I hope their not having trouble developing the game.. Someone ( game coder/developer) submit an application to blizzard to help with the production of Diablo 3 so we can finally play it plz.

DeyanBG
DeyanBG

lol foes kids playing diablo 3?!?!? so diablo 3 maybe will come out that year... octomber or december??

Kelemhuma
Kelemhuma

@omegabob Blizzard commented to to Gamespot or IGN. I cant remember which one saying no details about new Titan mmo until Blizzcon 2014. They were saying its still too early in development.

2chase
2chase

what's the best feed to subscribe to so i can get an e-mail alert as soon as tickets are announced?

klitfelt
klitfelt

They annouce that D3 comes out the 1 of dec 2011.

shanthjibu
shanthjibu

They could make warcraft 4(the rts warcraft), and go on to make more WoWs based on this one. would'nt that be nice?

linksfire
linksfire

I hope they stop jerking us around and at least give us a time frame. blizz..not gamespot.

drokmore
drokmore

D3 baby, theyre saying quarter 4 lets see it for once!

dre256x
dre256x

@ Solid_Sterb you beat me to it.. Same thing i was about to say...

Solid_Sterb
Solid_Sterb

I hope they give us a release date for Diablo III.

Dante2710
Dante2710

Here is hoping they give us the release date for D3 :)

OmegaBob
OmegaBob

YES! This will be the 4th one I'll be going to! I'm kinda shocked that they announced it this soon. Here's hoping we hear about the new MMO (and maybe a beta key for it)

athenian29
athenian29

@Brokenspirit85 Well, EA has gotten a lot better in the past few years - although, given the sheer magnitude of their catalog, there are bound to be a few flops (Mercenaries 2... :lol: ). But aside from that little nitpick - and yes, I'm sorry for nitpicking - you make a very cogent point.

GrScorpion
GrScorpion

i do have a feeling of a realese date, plus an announcement of an expansion over the next year... , optimist? maybe i am , we will see . .

Shardz7
Shardz7

Get that $150 ready for yet a sixth peek at Diablo 3. Why even release the game when they are making a mint previewing the thing every year?

GrimGravy
GrimGravy

actually Demon Hunter was last class, hopefully we will get a freaking release date.

metalmasterW
metalmasterW

i hope for a release date of Diablo 3 , but not holding my breath

metalmasterW
metalmasterW

i hope for a release date of Diablo 3 , but not holding my breath

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

i so wish i could of gone last year i mean blizz + The D = super ultra epic win ofc seeing the D live is just as awesome

fightmusician
fightmusician

Screw Blizzcon just give us Diablo III already!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reiken37
Reiken37

Yes! Blizcon '11! This year we get a Diablo III class and some design tips. Next year we'll get the official UI Then in '12 We'll get Diablo III lore! Oh god they are right on track.

Led_poison
Led_poison

@admiral_picard Blizzcon tickets sell out in minutes. The Community for just those 3 games is very strong and Blizzard supports that community by hosting this event. Theres Cosplay, Tournaments, Dev talks, QandA. etc etc.

Brokenspirit85
Brokenspirit85

admiral_picard Posted Feb 8, 2011 10:32 am GMT -12 Oh boy, another convention of just Blizzard games...how exciting. Because they're SUCH a large multi-faceted company with dozens of franchises...oh what? They have Starcraft, Diablo, and Warcraft and that's it? And you also mean to tell me companies like EA don't have an EAcon even though they have dozens and dozens of game franchises? That just seems silly then, who would want to go to a convention for just three game series? Seems like a lot of wasted money to me... So basically your saying that three of the BIGGEST names in gaming isnt a big deal? Not to mention ALL THREE games are made by OE company. Go ahead and tell EA to have a Con, and watch the like ten people show up. EA ruins everything they touch, they know nothing of games. Would you rather have 30 just ok games that you play and are done with just days if not hours after you buy them? Or three very well polished games that last months if not years? Tell me ONE EA title that has lasted 6 years like WoW? Or how about the original Starcraft still going strong 10 years later? Yep Blizzard must not know what they are doing, your right.

admiral_picard
admiral_picard

Oh boy, another convention of just Blizzard games...how exciting. Because they're SUCH a large multi-faceted company with dozens of franchises...oh what? They have Starcraft, Diablo, and Warcraft and that's it? And you also mean to tell me companies like EA don't have an EAcon even though they have dozens and dozens of game franchises? That just seems silly then, who would want to go to a convention for just three game series? Seems like a lot of wasted money to me...

First-Irish-Lad
First-Irish-Lad

Blizzard if you have not heard from everyone, get of your a** and start f***ing working on Diablo 3 again, cause this is just ridiculous how much time you have spent and how little you have to show for it. Getting tired of going on 5 years now of waiting.

fredwv
fredwv

oh... more starcraft campaigns? So exciting... You go ahead and pay 50 bucks for some more campaigns, and I'll just watch the ending cut scenes on youtube for free. Thanks!

reachfan
reachfan

i am hearing diablo diablo diablo i want diablo but first give me SC HoS

sonictank
sonictank

yea give us the diablo 3 release date cause it will be my first time playing diablo 3 :D

Richardthe3rd
Richardthe3rd

Once I Diablo 3 hits, I will discontinue my WoW subscription and never rejoin again.

fredwv
fredwv

could care less about wow at this point. Diablo 3 release date or gtfo

dangzero
dangzero

i havnt log in gamespot for like 5 years untill now and all i want to say is give me DIABLO 3 NOW OR IM Gonna kill everyone!@!@!@ waoehqwejio;qwoi;eqwjksdklasdklaw RAGE !!! give me daiblo 3!!! i cannot wait anymore!!! FUK

Heartagram_03
Heartagram_03

Diablo 3 and StarCraft: HoTS info would be nice.

n8b1979
n8b1979

Diablo 3 Please!! for the love of all things unholy

Evenios
Evenios

annouce the next World of Warcraft Expansion! World of Warcraft: Darkwell! You heard it here first folks!

KingOfAsia
KingOfAsia

i want a diablo 3 release date or im going back to china and buying a rocket launcher going down to blizzard head quarters myself and stealing myself a unfinished copy!