Blizzard just announced the dates for their much awaited Blizzcon conference that occurs every year in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. Based on the announcement, the dates for Blizzcon 2014 will be November 7th and November 8th, later this year, with ticket sales opening up on May 7th, exactly 6 months before the event. In past years, ticket sales for Blizzcon have gone by so quickly that the players hoping to attend Blizzcon are usually disappointed by their inability to get tickets. There are simply too few to get ahold of and they go far too quickly, much like Comic-Con does these days. However, Blizzcon is hoping to smooth the process out a bit by selling Blizzcon 2014 tickets on Eventbrite this year, rather than what they’ve done in previous years.
Prices for admission are $199 for general admission, and $750 for the benefit dinner + admission. For general admission, there will be two sale dates, May 7th and 7am and May 10th at 10am. The benefit dinner tickets will also go on sale on May 14th, possibly as a way to enable people that couldn’t get ahold of either general admission ticket sets to spend a little more and do it for charity as well. While I don’t know how many people will pay the $750 for the benefit dinner, I have a feeling that it will be well worth it to real fans of Blizzard’s creations and will go towards a great cause. The benefit dinner itself will be for donating money to the CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) and will likely result in hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars going towards the Children’s Hospital. However, we can’t estimate the amount accurately because the amount of tickets being made available for both general admission and the benefit dinner are both listed on Eventbrite as “N/A” so we simply have no idea what to expect.
There will also be a third and final option, called Blizzcon Virtual Ticket, which will allow users to follow the events of Blizzcon from the comfort of their own homes if they can’t attend or couldn’t get tickets to attend. However, the details for this Blizzcon Virtual Ticket are very sparse and don’t talk about exactly what they’ll cost or what you’ll get beyond a short description. They state that you can, “Watch BlizzCon 2014 at home via the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event to viewers around the world via a multi-channel Internet stream. Further details on Virtual Ticket pricing and availability are coming soon.” So, there you have it. Blizzcon is official for 2014 and we will probably be getting more details relatively soon about the Virtual Ticket and how many tickets will go on sale for both the general admission and benefit dinner.