Hoping to attend BlizzCon in person this year but didn’t manage to snag a ticket during the first two sales? You’re in luck—we’re thrilled to announce a third ticket sale, scheduled for Saturday, August 18 at 10 a.m. PDT.
Blizzard Entertainment’s two-day gaming convention and community celebration returns to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2 and 3 for a weekend full of hands-on gaming, in-depth developer panels, incredible esports competition, and more.
Virtual Ticket – Coming Soon!
If you can’t make it to the show in person, you’ll still have a chance to join the celebration from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which will provide live streaming coverage to viewers around the world. Stay tuned for more details.
Check out the BlizzCon Event Info page for lots more information on prepping for the show and the upcoming ticket sales.
And look for more information on the events and activities at BlizzCon as the show approaches. We’ll see you in November!
The time has come to submit your masterful movies, astonishing art, carefully crafted costumes, and terrific talents for a chance to be part of BlizzCon 2018! Head over to our Contest page to submit your entry and learn more about the epic prizes up for grabs this year, and we’ll see you at BlizzCon Community Night for the epic contest culmination!
BLIZZCON 2018 COSTUME CONTEST & EXHIBITION
As we mentioned last month, we made some significant changes to the costume festivities this year, including splitting things up into a Costume Contest featuring the top 25 finalists, and a separate Costume Exhibition that gives cosplayers a chance to show their creations to the BlizzCon audience.
Want a chance to be in the winner’s circle on stage during Community Night? The Costume Contest is for you!
When you submit your entry, make sure to mention in the Description field whether you’re entering in the Individual or Duo Construction category or the Group Construction category. If you ultimately end up as part of the top 25, you’ll be placed in one of the following five categories (each with five finalists) at the judges’ discretion: Individual or Duo Construction, Group Construction, Artisan Crafting, Large-scale Fabrication, or Makeup & Special Effects.
In addition, as we mentioned in the original announcement, this year we will be checking in with contestants regularly to ensure their progress is on-track. Here are the checkpoints you need to be aware of:
Initial submission: Demonstrate at least 25% completion. This can entail design and concept drawings showing what your finished costume will look like, working drawings for individual pieces, lists of materials, and a construction timeline. Work-in-progress pictures are optional at this stage. (Submissions close August 18.)
September 14 Checkpoint: Demonstrate at least 50% completion. You will need to provide work-in-progress pictures and 360 degree video of your costume, posted on a social media account you create specifically for this purpose (do not use your personal account!) and submitted via email. You costume must also be wearable (even if final materials aren’t yet used); patterning and cutting must be complete; and your fabrication should have begun.
October 15 Checkpoint: Demonstrate at least 90% completion. Submit new work-in-progress pictures and a 360-degree video showing that you can walk, go up a minor slope, and have adequate arm/knee/elbow mobility in your costume. At this point, you must only have minor cosmetic work yet to be completed. You’ll also need to submit a video that helps us get to know who you are and the background behind your costume.
Contest administrators will be contacting contestants directly at various stages for these checkpoints. With all the changes to the Costume Contest this year, please make sure to read the complete official rules.
On Friday afternoon, we’ll be hosting a separate Cosplay Exhibition giving more BlizzCon cosplayers a chance to walk the stage! If you’re interested, submit your entry before October 15. Exhibition participants will be confirmed at BlizzCon cosplay registration on Thursday, November 1. Read the complete official rules for all the details.
Also new this year: All Top 25 Costume Contest and Costume Exhibition participants will receive an email with an assigned registration time on Thursday. You do not need to be in your costume for Thursday registration; costume checks, if required, will take place backstage during the Costume Exhibition on Friday.
BLIZZCON 2018 TALENT CONTEST
Submission deadline: August 18
Have a hidden talent or special skill you want to showcase in front of the Community Night crowd? Get creative and show us what you’ve got! Check out the contest page and official rules for details.
BLIZZCON 2018 ART CONTEST
Submission deadline: August 18
Create an epic piece of original Blizzard-themed art and show everyone at BlizzCon what you’re capable of! Check out the contest page and official rules for details.
BLIZZCON 2018 MOVIE CONTEST
Submission deadline: August 18
Fancy yourself a filmmaker or a master of machinima? Produce an original movie using live action, animation, or using in-game footage from Blizzard games and you might end up seeing your creation up on the BlizzCon silver screen. Check out the contest page and official rules for details.
A new hardcover Diablo Beastiary book has appeared on Amazon with a release of October 15th, 2018! The description reads:
"Sanctuary is home to some of the most dangerous creatures to pull themselves from the pits of hell. Tread lightly, and never fall prey to monsters with the Diablo Bestiary. A celebration of the corrupted beasts and grotesque enemies that players have slain across the franchise’s history, this book is the perfect companion to guide you through the next layer of torment."
What do you think of this news, especially in light of the recent news of a new Diablo Comic series coming soon? Let us know in the comments!
Challenge Rift - Week 57:
Challenge Rift Week 57 is live! If you are curious how Challenge Rift builds are chosen each week, you can view this official blog post!