"Blizzard has grown enormously in the past 14 years, but none of that growth would have been possible without our players," said Mike Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "BlizzCon is the perfect opportunity for us to meet some of those players face to face and to celebrate the Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft universes together with them."
At BlizzCon, gamers will be able to attend numerous events, play Blizzard games live with other members of the gaming community, and try out StarCraft: Ghost(TM), Blizzard's highly anticipated tactical-action console title. Other BlizzCon activities will include:
- Q&A panels with the World of Warcraft(R) and StarCraft: Ghost developers
- BlizzCon Invitational Tournament featuring top Warcraft III and StarCraft professional gamers from around the world
- A separate LAN area stocked with PCs loaded with Blizzard games
- Contests in which die-hard gamers can compete for great prizes
- Custom BlizzCon merchandise in the BlizzCon store
- A special closing-night concert featuring a to-be-announced band
Tickets for BlizzCon will go on sale July 21, 2005, at 8 a.m. PDT. The price for admission is $120 per person and payable by all major credit cards. Tickets will be limited to 4,400 attendees, with a four (4) ticket limit per person, per credit card. For full details on how to purchase tickets, and additional information about BlizzCon, please visit the new BlizzCon Web site (www.blizzcon.com).