The competition was fierce and the battle intense as thousands competed for the coveted prize. No, we are not talking about Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft challenge. We are talking about the difficulty of getting tickets to go to Anaheim and attend the immensely popular Blizzcon convention. In 2015, the Anaheim Convention Center will be taken over by the gaming world on Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7. Hours on both days will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Back in April, when tickets went on sale, they sold out in a matter of hours. If you were not lucky enough to score some tickets to the 2015 edition of Blizzcon at the Anaheim Convention Center, you’ll just have to wait until next year. Even though you may be a little disappointed at not being at Blizzcon, you can still follow the action online by getting a virtual ticket to the event.
Popularity of Blizzcon
When Blizzard Entertainment first started out in the early 1990s, gaming, and particularly, online role-playing games, were in their infancy. The first Blizzcon convention took place at the Anaheim Convention Center in 2005 and met with mild success. It was not until 2007, when the World of Warcraft franchise was introduced, that Blizzconn became a must-see event. Every seceding Blizzcon event has sold out since 2007.
Today there are more than 11 million people actively participate online in the World of Warcraft role-playing game.
While World of Warcraft may have more players than any other game you will see at Blizzcon, it is by no means the only popular game created by Blizzard Entertainment. Fans of StarCraft, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch, will also have plenty of reason to attend this year’s Blizzcon.
One of the really fun things about Blizzcon is the way the organizers get those who come to also participate and make the event even bigger and better. This year, there will be a number of fun contests where contestants can win big prizes.
• An original art contest based on any of the six franchises (Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Overwatch)
• A costume contest where you can dress up as your favorite character and parade on stage
• A talent contest where you can show off your singing, dancing, and acting skills
Everyone is a Winner
You don’t have to enter a contest to get a prize. Each attendee will receive a “swag bag” that contains some show-related goodies. You may receive discounts on merchandise, samples, promotional items, and maybe even a special pass to get into the closed beta test of an upcoming Blizzard game.
• Play the latest versions of your favorite Blizzard games
• Watch the top players from around the world compete in the global finals
• Listen to game developers and artists discuss the games you play
• Get in on a contest yourself no matter what your skill level may be
• Exclusive place to shop for commemorative merchandise
If you were one of the lucky ones to get tickets to Blizzcon, you’ll need to find accommodations when you come to Anaheim. We would love for you to stay with us at the Anaheim Express Inn Maingate. We have nice rooms, the most competitive rates in town, and we are only a block away from the Anaheim Convention Center.