You remember the craziness of BlizzCon last year? The tickets going on sale and being sold out in minutes. The cool swag that people, who were able to go, got to walk away with. The cosplay. Well there is some good news for those who didn't make it. Blizzard just announced the dates for the next BlizzCon that will be taking place in Anaheim. The 21st and 22nd of August.
That is pretty much all that they have thrown out there, at least as far as solid full details. Of course they will have hands on with their new IPs there as well as tournaments and contests. But there is no word on what those will be. Also not spoken of is when you will be able to try to be lucky enough to get pick up tickets. But all of that will be released when those dates get closer. I'll keep you all in the loop.
BlizzCon® 2009 Announced
Blizzard Entertainment® Gaming Celebration to Return to Anaheim Convention Center on August 21-22
, Feb 17, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fourth BlizzCon® gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment®'s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. In response to the festival's increasing popularity, this year's event has been expanded from three convention halls to four.
"We've been amazed by the incredible response to each of our previous BlizzCon events," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're pleased to be bringing the convention back to Anaheim this year, and we look forward to this new opportunity to meet Blizzard gamers from around the world."
BlizzCon will offer a wide variety of activities throughout the two-day event. In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, attendees will be able to enjoy:
- Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games
- Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
- Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
- Community contests with great prizes
- Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment's game universes
- A silent auction
- More exciting activities and attractions to be announced
Further details, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website, www.blizzcon.com, as the event draws closer.