Blizzcon 2019, Blizzard’s annual convention, is headed to the Anaheim Convention Center at the beginning of November. Tickets for this must attend convention go on sale this Saturday, May 4th. If you miss out on that date, Blizzard is selling a second batch of tickets on May 9th.
However, it’s going to cost you way more than it did last year. This year, Blizzard is giving you three options to get in. The BlizzCon Pass ($230 USD), the BlizzCon Portal Pass ($550 USD), and the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Pass ($750 USD).
The BlizzCon Pass is the basic BlizzCon badge. It comes with a BlizzCon 2019 Commemorative Collectible, some BlizzCon digital in-game items and extras, and the pregame festivities held on the Thursday before the event starts. The price of this pass has risen $30 since last year.
BlizzCon 2019 Higher Tier Tickets
The BlizzCon Portal Pass is a step up from the BlizzCon Pass. It includes early access to BlizzCon, before the BlizzCon Pass holders get access on Friday and Saturday. It also give you perks of skipping general attendee registration and security lines. As well as gives you preferred parking in the Con’s venue. This pass also includes Night at the Faire. which gives Portal Pass holders access to the Darkmoon Fair exhibition the night before BlizzCon opens. Finally, it gives you access to the Portal Pass Lounge. An area where you can relax and also hang out with various Blizzard employees.
The BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Package doesn’t have as fancy of a name as the Portal Pass, but it is indeed the highest tier of the passes. It comes with everything that is included in the Portal Pass and BlizzCon Pass, plus some very special perks. It includes a dinner with Blizzard (“eat, drink, and geek out with your Blizzard family before the show”), a signed art print, and reserved Mythic Stage seating during the opening ceremony and community night on Friday.
Along with these three brand new tiers comes the BlizzCon 2019 Commemorative Collectible. It will celebrate the 25 years of Warcraft. Each pass can only get one of the unique models once the ticket sales begin. The models are based off of the Alliance and Horde factions: the Human Footman and the Orc Grunt.
If any of the above options are too rich for your blood, there is always the Virtual Ticket. Where you can enjoy all of BlizzCon without having to leave your home.
BlizzCon is always full of surprises, and this year should be no different. Let’s just hope that this year doesn’t bring Blizzard fans something they didn’t ask for.