Blizzcon '09

The Blizzcon site has been updated for 2009.

Tickets will go on sale May 16th:

Tickets to this year's BlizzCon gaming convention, being held on August 21 and 22 in Anaheim, California, will go on sale worldwide on Saturday, May 16 for $125 each, with a second block of tickets going on sale Saturday, May 30.


For those unable to attend, DIRECTV will once again be televising BlizzCon in high definition as a Pay Per View event, featuring coverage from the show floor, exclusive interviews, demos, and more. In addition, for the first time, players around the world will be able to watch the DIRECTV BlizzCon event as a Pay Per View Internet stream.


Check out the press release for further details, and head over to www.blizzcon.com on May 16 or May 30 to buy your tickets.


Some of the notable D3 attractions so far are:

Heroes & Monsters

The hero you play and the monsters you slay take center stage in any Diablo game. Join us for a look at the design process that brings these characters and creatures to life, as well as the mechanics involved in creating epic and memorable battles.

Lore

Sit down with our lore masters as they delve into the past, present, and future of the Diablo universe. We’ll recap the story thus far, provide new information on the tale Diablo III will tell, and grant some insight into what’s in store for Sanctuary.

Art

From designing characters to creating concept art to placing the building blocks that form the world: Our artists take players on a behind-the-scenes tour of Sanctuary.


Thanks Dauroth!

Comments

  • #1 Siaynoq
    You gonna try to go Daemaro? I bet you'd make a great correspondent.
  • #2 Daemaro
    I'd love to, but I think the total pricing is a little beyond my means. :P

    The hotel and plane ticket would kill me.
  • #3 Siaynoq
    Get funding from Kelso. ^_^
  • #4 Dauroth
    Finally, something worth of discussing! :P

    I have a feeling that the ticket sale will be like the last year, with all the collapse on the Blizzard's site and everything! It's not that far away! 3 months and 15 days left, if I'm right! I remember the reports from the last BlizzCon like it was yesterday! Good show!

    Sit down with our lore masters as they delve into the past, present, and future of the Diablo universe. We’ll recap the story thus far, provide new information on the tale Diablo III will tell, and grant some insight into what’s in store for Sanctuary.


    I have decided to go into hibernation... :o
  • #5 Siaynoq
    My hopes for Blizzcon this year is for the costumed nerd fans of Diablo to outnumber the costumed nerd fans of WoW.
  • #6 Daemaro
    I'm excited about the lore part it says past, present, AND future. :D

    I bet the tickets go just as fast this year though.
  • #7 Ryukenden
    Anyone got that new barbarian artwork? It rocks
  • #8 Number1SuperGuy
    Sounds awesome, wish I was at the point in my life where I could get away from work and school to go to these kinds of events... Maybe someday.

    Anyways, I'll be spending pretty much all day Aug 21 and 22 on these forums waiting for links to videos and news articles :)
  • #9 Dauroth
    Quote from "Ryukenden" »
    Anyone got that new barbarian artwork? It rocks


    You mean this one:



    That's a very nice picture! The Barb looks scary and that Ghost really looks like he could fire a nuke every moment! :P For some reason, I don't like Sindragosa! :(

    Quote from "Siaynoq" »
    My hopes for Blizzcon this year is for the costumed nerd fans of Diablo to outnumber the costumed nerd fans of WoW.


    I agree! When you look at the gallery from the last years' BlizzCon, there are only WoW costumes! There was one of the Wanderer and one of Tyrael, but that was it!
  • #10 Daemaro
    Yeah I also thought the barbarian in the picture was pretty awesome. Whatever Starcraft Unit that is also. A Ghost?

    The dragon we've seen lots of from WotLK stuff.
  • #11 Lydeck
    Gah I wish I could go.
  • #12 blood-doll
    Quote from "Dauroth" »

    I have a feeling that the ticket sale will be like the last year, with all the collapse on the Blizzard's site and everything! It's not that far away! 3 months and 15 days left, if I'm right! I remember the reports from the last BlizzCon like it was yesterday! Good show!


    at least the two waves of tickets this year will be more like half and half.
    also i think the ticket queue system page detailing the steps of the purchase with the associated time limits is amusing in that it seems like they're trying to cover their asses just as much as they're trying to facilitate the ticket sales.
  • #13 Dauroth
    Quote from blood-doll »
    at least the two waves of tickets this year will be more like half and half.
    also i think the ticket queue system page detailing the steps of the purchase with the associated time limits is amusing


    You could be right! I guess Blizzard will have a different approach concerning the tickets! Better safe than sorry, I say!
  • #14 Eldius
    A twenty-five dollar increase huh? Well, all things considered I suppose that is fair. I only hope that the purchasing process isn't a mess this time around like it was last year.
  • #15 Dauroth
    They said they've merged WWI with BlizzCon! That could explain the price increase!
  • #16 Eldius
    Quote from "Dauroth" »
    They said they've merged WWI with BlizzCon! That could explain the price increase!


    Indeed. Space shouldn't be an issue this time, and ticket stock shouldn't be either. They are using the entire convention center, as opposed to just a few halls.
  • #17 Dauroth
    Yeah, the last hall that was unused before is now going to be used! This event is going to be huge!
  • #18 Eldius
    They need more stores (lines were ridiculous), more activities (something to do in between panels & whatnot) and more demo area space (again, lines and 15-20 minutes just isn't enough time).

    Edit: In addition to what I've stated above, it would also be in the best interests of attendees if they opened every door into the halls instead of having everyone forming a line from A that circles the entire bloody building. If security is an issue, they can have people performing bag checks in front of every door to the halls.
  • #19 Party_Foul
    Im expecting some big news at blizzcon. Like a New class, or a release date ;)
    Lookin forward to it
  • #20 Eldius
    Quote from "Party_Foul" »
    Im expecting some big news at blizzcon. Like a New class, or a release date ;)
    Lookin forward to it


    Considering that there is no WWI...there should be two classes announced.
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