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BlizzCon 2017 tickets go on sale in April

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Blizzard Entertainment’s wildly popular gaming convention is about 6 months away at this point, and tickets for the event will go on sale in just a few short weeks. BlizzCon 2017 will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on November 3 and 4, and tickets will be made available on two dates, April 5 and April 8.

At this year’s event, attendees will get a chance to meet and chat with Blizzard developers, learn more about upcoming features and content, and experience their fellow players’ creativity on display through cosplay, art, and a variety of contests. BlizzCon also serves as center stage for Blizzard esports activity, with multiple global tournaments culminating at the show.

“BlizzCon will be here again before we know it, and we’re looking forward to catching up with the community, taking in the awesome esports action, and showing everyone what we’ve been working on,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re already hard at work making this year’s show an unforgettable experience—we can’t wait to see everyone there.”

This year BlizzCon attendees will get a chance to play the very latest in Blizzard Entertainment games, and experience world-class esports competition with titles like Overwatch, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft. There will also be a ton of community contests, panels and Q&A sessions with Blizzard developers and artists. Fans of the developer can also pick up exclusive BlizzCon souvenirs and merchandise at the event.

Blizard will add new events, updates and panels on the company’s website, so keep an eye on the boards if you are attending this year. The first BlizzCon ticket sale is scheduled to take place Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. PT; the second ticket sale will be on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased for $199 USD each (plus applicable taxes and fees) through the online ticketing service Universe.

An exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County will take place the evening of Thursday, November 2, and those who attend will have the chance to spend time with Blizzard developers, artists, and community representatives while supporting a great cause. A limited number of tickets (which include BlizzCon admission) will go on sale Wednesday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. PT, priced at $750 each, and Blizzard Entertainment will donate the net proceeds to the hospital.

Once again, gamers around the globe will also have the opportunity to enjoy BlizzCon from the comfort of home via the Virtual Ticket, which offers live streaming coverage of the event. More details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.