Fan ’em up: BlizzCon 2018 tickets go on sale in May

This year’s BlizzCon will run November 2-3, Blizzard have confirmed, and the first round of tickets will go on sale on May 9th. BlizzCon is their annual fan convention in California, with panels, tournaments, and events for all their big games. It always brings some big announcements too, setting up the year of Blizzard to come. For people who can’t get there, Blizzard will also sell ‘Virtual Tickets’ to access livestreams of anything as well as the customary in-game goodies, and the main presentation livestreams tend to be to everyone for free.

BlizzCon tickets will cost $199 plus fees and taxes, going on sale in two waves. The first batch will be available at 7pm Pacific on Wednesday, May 9th (that’s 3am on the 10th for us here in the UK), and the second at 10am Pacific on Sunday the 12th (6pm here for us). BlizzCon tickets sell out fast and are in high demand, so expect to queue virtually and maybe miss out?

BlizzCon 2017 saw Blizzard announce the next World of Warcraft expansion, WoW’s still-hazy Classic servers, new characters for Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, esports-funding cosmetic loot boxes for StarCraft II, a new Hearthstone expansion… lots of stuff for Blizzard games, yeah?

Blizzard haven’t said much about what will be at this year’s event, but it will include tournaments for Overwatch, Hearthstone, WoW Arena, HotS, and SC2.


  1. jeffy777 says:

    “BlizzCon is their annual fan convention in California, with panels, tournaments, and events for all their big games.”

    …unless that game starts with the letter D.

    • Excors says:

      Destiny is an Activision Blizzard game but not a Blizzard Entertainment game, so I don’t think you can expect BlizzCon to cover it.

      Or were you thinking of a different D game, like [t]he Death and Return of Superman?

      • jeffy777 says:

        Not surprising missed the Diablo reference since Blizz seems to have forgotten about it too.

    • TillEulenspiegel says:

      The Diablo III tag on this post is extremely optimistic.

      I’d expect a Diablo 4 announcement in the next couple years, though. That’s the only sane reason to have cancelled the second D3 expansion.

  2. SaintAn says:

    This sounds depressing.

  3. kael13 says:

    I went to their one and only European party back in 2008 and I’ve always said I’d like to go to Blizzcon but the $199 entry of recent years is a fair whack of cash for what is effectively a big marketing event. That and having to fight for tickets is my biggest turn off in regards to going to events. (I’m feeling peeved I didn’t get Nine Inch Nails London tickets in June)