Mark your calendars, Diablo, StarCraft and Warcraft fans, as Blizzard lays out two dates in early June for you to attempt to spend $US150 a ticket to BlizzCon 2010.
Like last year, Blizzard is selling tickets to its immensely popular fan gathering in two batches. The first batch goes on sale on Wednesday, June 2, and everyone who fails to purchase tickets that day can come back on Saturday, June 5, and fail to purchase tickets then. The June 2 tickets go on sale at 7pm Pacific time (June 3, noon AEST), while Saturday’s sale kicks off at 10am (Sunday, 3am AEST). Blizzard urges hopeful convention goers to make sure they’ve got a Battle.net account set up ahead of time.
“BlizzCon is a unique opportunity for our players to meet one another, strengthen the friendships they’ve formed online, and have a great time celebrating a shared passion for gaming together with Blizzard employees,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “For those who can’t attend, we’re pleased to be providing an unprecedented level of access to the activities and attractions that BlizzCon has to offer.”
For those that don’t make the cut, Comcast will be hosting a multi-channel, pay-per-view stream of the event for $US39.95, with certain tournaments being streamed over the internet for free.
Or you can just stay tuned to Kotaku, as I’ll be there again this year, trying my best to keep from spending everything I own on plush Murlocs.