Blizzard warning in effect for Southern California!

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Get ready for a storm of epic proportions! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that tickets for its seventh  BlizzCon ® gaming convention will go on sale in two batches on  April 24  and  April 27. In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit  Children's Hospital of Orange County will go on sale May 1.

Set to tear through the Anaheim Convention Center this November 8 and 9, BlizzCon is a thundering celebration of all things  Warcraft ®Diablo ®, and  StarCraft ®. The annual-ish two-day community gathering features in-depth discussion panels with Blizzard developers, hands-on play time with the latest Blizzard games, and tons of other exciting events and activities. As announced earlier this week, BlizzCon 2013 will also host the  StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals—a high-stakes showdown where the top pro players in the world will battle for the right to be crowned  StarCraft II World Champion.

"We love having the opportunity to hang out with our players at BlizzCon, and it's always awesome to see the greatest gaming community on earth swarm Anaheim," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We look forward to delivering two full days of gaming, activities, and other entertainment, and we can't wait to show some of the exciting projects we've been working on."

Tickets to attend the convention will be priced at $175 USD each and will be available for purchase from the official BlizzCon website ( www.blizzcon.com) in two separate batches. The first batch goes on sale  Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Pacific time, and the second batch goes on sale  Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. Pacific time.

Tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, which include admission to BlizzCon, will be priced at $500 USD each, with proceeds going to Children's Hospital of Orange County( http://www.choc.org). Taking place the evening of November 7, this exclusive event offers guests an opportunity to /eat, /drink, and /lol with Blizzard game developers, community managers, and other folks from Blizzard before the show. Approximately 200 tickets to the benefit dinner will be available for purchase beginning  Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. Pacific time through  www.blizzcon.com.

Gamers from the far reaches of Azeroth, the Koprulu sector, or Sanctuary looking to enjoy BlizzCon from the comfort of their own home will once again have the option to order a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multi-channel Internet stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.

As BlizzCon draws closer, more information about the show will be posted at  www.blizzcon.com. To keep pace with the continued growth of  World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at  jobs.blizzard.com.

 

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