blizzconbadge2.pngBlizzard has announced dates for this year's BlizzCon event: Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016!
BlizzCon is an epic celebration of Blizzard Entertainment's game universes and the communities that bring them to life. This year marks the 10th BlizzCon and Blizzard’s 25th anniversary—we’d love for you to join us in celebrating these milestones together on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016.

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What You Need to Know

Tickets go on sale in two waves:
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time
Cost:
  • $199 USD each (plus taxes and fees) – limit 4 per household
What's Included:
  • One BlizzCon badge that grants access to the convention
  • BlizzCon goody bag containing commemorative swag
  • BlizzCon In-Game Goodies
  • BlizzCon Virtual Ticket
For more information, check out the BlizzCon tickets page. Note that the company is using Universe this year and not Eventbrite.
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BlizzCon 2016 Announcement

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Summon your mounts, open up a portal, and set a course for Southern California for BlizzCon 2016! Blizzard’s tenth epic gaming convention and community celebration is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Group up with your fellow Blizzard gamers and get ready for two days of in-depth discussion panels with our developers, hands-on play time with our latest games, and intense esports tournaments featuring top pro gamers from around the world. We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate 25 years of Blizzard games—and you, the players everywhere that have helped bring them to life.
BlizzCon 2016 Tickets

BlizzCon 2016 tickets will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. PT and Saturday, April 23 at 10 a.m. PT through the online event ticketing service Universe, priced at $199 each (plus applicable taxes and fees). Check out the BlizzCon Ticket webpage for all the details.

We’re also planning a special pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner the evening of Thursday, November 3 in support of Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), where guests will have a chance to raise a glass and geek out with developers, artists, community team representatives, and other members of the Blizzard family. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, April 27 at 7 p.m. PT, priced at $750 each, and attendance will be limited—visit the Charity Ticket page for more information.
Virtual Ticket and Goody Bag – Coming Soon!

If you can’t make it to the show in person, don’t fret! You’ll be able to participate in our tenth BlizzCon from the comfort of your home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multichannel Internet stream. Once again this year, Virtual Ticket buyers will have the option to purchase a special BlizzCon Goody Bag filled with a cache of loot to mark the occasion (while supplies last). Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, programming info, and Goody Bag will be announced at a later date.

Check out the BlizzCon Ticket page for more information, and be sure to visit the Universe ticket page at the dates and times above for a chance to purchase a ticket to the show. We hope to see you there!

Esports At BlizzCon

We've truncated this quote to highlight just the Hearthstone related competition. For a look at the other Blizzard titles and how they'll be battling at BlizzCon, check out this announcement post.
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Pro gamers from all around the world are currently putting their skills to the test, competing to secure a place on one of esports’ biggest stages. BlizzCon 2016 will once again mark the culmination of multiple Blizzard global esports championships—but you don’t need to wait until November to start following the action. The StarCraft II WCS Circuit and WCS Korea leagues are already underway, Hearthstone Spring competitions commence in May, World of Warcraft Arena competitions start in the summer, and the Heroes of the Storm Summer Championship kicks off this month! How do you get in on the action? We’re glad you asked.

2016 Hearthstone World Championship

Employing the Standard format being introduced with the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion, this year’s Hearthstone World Championship will see 16 players—four apiece from Europe, China, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas—competing for a prize pool of $1,000,000!

Regional Winter Championships wrapped up recently, and there are still a lot of cards to be played in the Spring and Summer Championships and Last Call Invitationals between now and BlizzCon. Last year’s final saw Sweden’s Sebastian ‘Ostkaka’ Engwall put in a thrilling 3–0 performance against Canada’s Dylan ‘Hotform’ Mullins. Both players are competing again this year, but only time will tell whether or not they’ll make it to BlizzCon.

Details on the 2016 Hearthstone Championship Tour, including a global event schedule and information on changes that were made following last year’s competition, can be found on the Hearthstone community site.

Ticket Purchasing Guide

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The first batch of BlizzCon 2016 tickets goes on sale Wednesday, April 20 at 7 p.m. PT. When the time comes, hit the link below for your chance to snag some.

Get BlizzCon 2016 Tickets Here

Tickets usually go fast, so if you want to attend this year’s show, it pays to be prepared. You’ll need to provide all of the required info below before you can attempt to get tickets, so having this info handy will help you get through the process quickly. Also consider creating a Universe account ahead of time, and log in just prior to the sale to help expedite the process.

What Information You’ll Need to Provide

You’ll want to have the following information handy when you’re buying BlizzCon tickets:

  • Your information: First Name, Last Name, Email Address, Character name (optional)
  • Credit card information: Including credit card number, expiration date, and CCV number. You may also want to reach out to your credit card company ahead of time to let them know you’re planning to make this purchase.
  • Your friends’/family’s information: First name, last name, email address, and optional character name for each attendee—note that you’ll be able to go back and change these until July 15. It’s OK to put your own name and email for each ticket for now.

For more information, we recommend reading the BlizzCon Ticket Info page and Badge Info page prior to purchasing tickets.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: When ticket sales begin, head to the Universe ticketing page and select the Buy Tickets button. Consider creating a Universe account prior to ticket sales and logging in ahead of time to purchase to expedite the process.

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Step 2: Select the quantity of tickets you’d like to buy from the pull-down menu. There’s a 4-ticket-per-household limit, and the default quantity is one ticket.

Step 3: Fill out all the required fields (First Name, Last Name, Email) for each ticket you purchased. If you are unsure of who is attending, please enter your own details for now (and remember to change them later).

Step 4: Fill out the required credit card info, including the credit card number, expiration date, and CCV.

Step 5: Select Confirm Booking.

IMPORTANT! Ticket availability is determined at the time you select Confirm Booking (after you’ve provided all of the required information and completed steps 1–4).

Step 6: If tickets are available, you will receive a “ticket booked” notice along with a confirmation email.

*NEW FOR 2016* Emails containing bar codes to claim badges will be sent closer to BlizzCon, not immediately after purchase. All tickets will be sent to both the purchaser’s email address as well as the email address assigned to a ticket.

For more information, visit our ticket info page  and badge information page.