Blizzard has announced that BlizzCon will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 1st and November 2nd.
For this year’s event, Blizzard has made a number of changes, including the introduction of a “Welcome to BlizzCon” get-together in the plaza outside the convention center on Thursday, October 31st, from 9 a.m. PDT until 5 p.m. PDT. The event “will give everyone a place to meet up and hang out with friends, enjoy food and drinks, and do a /readycheck before the main event begins Friday morning,” according to the developer.
The developer is also expanding the show into Hall E by moving the BlizzCon Store into the North Hall and moving registration off-site. Hall E will instead be used “for some BlizzCon fun.”
As usual, tickets will go on sale in two batches. The first batch will go on sale on May 4th at 10 p.m. PDT, with the second batch being made available on May 9th at 7 p.m. PDT. Three types of tickets will be available this year: the BlizzCon Pass, the BlizzCon Portal Pass, and the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner.
The BlizzCon Pass is the basic BlizzCon ticket and provides full general access to the event, Thursday’s BlizzCon Pregame Festivities, and a number of in-game goodies. While the new BlizzCon Portal Pass includes access to the Darkmoon Faire area on the eve of BlizzCon and a number of convenient perks, such as preferred parking, separate registration and security lines, the chance to be the first to enter the show on Friday and Saturday, access to a dedicated lounge, and more.
Finally, there’s the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner ticket, which gives fans the chance to meet and chat with developers, artists, and other Blizzard employees the night before the show at a charity dinner. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit CHOC Children’s.
More information about BlizzCon 2019 can be found over on Blizzard’s official site.