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BlizzCon 2013 ‘Virtual Tickets’ on sale now, offers streams and online access

 
November marks the return of Blizzcon, an annual event hosted by Blizzard Entertainment, celebrating the online communities that make up games like Warcraft, StarCraft, and the Diablo series. The event takes place from November 8 through November 9, and Blizzard is offering faraway fans a chance to enjoy the celebration from home.
 
If you didn’t get tickets to attend the show, you’re not alone, the event sold out “in seconds” according to Blizzard. That being said you can still get “a virtual front-row seat at Blizzard Entertainment’s epic gaming convention with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket”, which are now available to order at the company’s website (link below).
 
The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket provides comprehensive live online HD English-language coverage of Blizzard’s Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo community celebration, taking place November 8 and 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Available for $39.99 USD, the Virtual Ticket grants viewers access to both days of the show with two exclusive channels featuring unmatched BlizzCon content, including:

  • + Developer Panels: Get the latest news and behind-the-scenes insight into your favorite Blizzard games—straight from the people who make them.
  • + Exclusive Interviews: Dig deeper into the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes through exclusive interviews with Blizzard developers.
  • + Community Contests: Witness the spectacle of the legendary BlizzCon Costume Contest and the new-for-2013 Talent Contest, both hosted by comedian and BlizzCon veteran Jay Mohr.
  • + Closing Ceremony: Be a part of the closing festivities on Saturday night, capping off two full days of Blizzard gaming and eSports action (more details to be announced later).
  • + On-Demand Replays: Rewatch epic moments with the Virtual Ticket’s DVR functionality, and catch content you might have missed for up to two weeks after the show’s over.

Blizzard also confirmed that anyone who orders a Virtual Ticket will also receive this year’s BlizzCon-exclusive in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (more details on that content is coming soon according to Blizzard).
 
The Virtual Ticket also grants access to an exclusive, limited-time online pre-BlizzCon merchandise sale featuring a selection of commemorative items that will be available for purchase at the show. This special pre-BlizzCon sale is scheduled to take place over a 5-day period in the weeks leading up to the show, and will be followed by a public sale offering a more limited selection of items. More details will be announced at blizzcon.com in the weeks ahead.
 
Even without a Virtual Ticket, fans can watch the online coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and this year’s BlizzCon eSports tournaments—including the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals and the World of Warcraft Arena Global Invitational. Those events will be streamed for free in HD  blizzcon.com and the official WCS website (starcraft2.com/wcs).
 
more info: blizzcon.com