Dates for the 2015 edition of BlizzCon were announced by Blizzard Entertainment on Thursday. The convention for all things Blizzard will occupy the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles on November 6 and 7. Be ready to snag tickets in April though if you want to check out the latest on World of WarCraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and any new announcements.
Tickets for BlizzCon 2015 will be sold in two batches through Eventbrite for $199 each. The first batch will go on sale April 15 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, followed by the second batch on April 18 at the same time.
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Despite the high cost, tickets for BlizzCon sell out extremely fast. Blizzard offers a Ticket Purchasing Guide to help make the process as painless as possible and improve your chances.
Some of the improvements in purchasing tickets made for 2015 include keeping your spot in the order queue until the number of tickets you want are available for sale. Additionally, bar code emails used to claim badges will be sent immediately after a ticket purchase is completed and will continue to be accessible via Eventbrite.
If you can’t manage to get a ticket or just can’t make it in general, Virtual Tickets will go on sale for the convention at a later date. This offers “live coverage of the event via a multichannel online stream.”
“There’s no better way to connect with the ever-expanding Blizzard community than by bringing everyone together at BlizzCon,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “With more games in development than ever before, we’ll have plenty of exciting updates to share and lots of great eSports competition to look forward to—we can’t wait to see everyone there.”
The Global Finals for the StarCraft II World Championship Series and the Hearthstone World Championship will also be taking place at BlizzCon this year. Last year was the first time that both championships were held during the convention. Additional tickets solely for the championship events and not the convention were also sold by Blizzard.
Overwatch was also announced at BlizzCon 2014. Past shows included announcements for Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft, StarCraft II, and World of WarCraft. Attendees will not only get to go hands on with all the new and old Blizzard games, but attend discussion panels featuring developers and artists.
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