BlizzCon 2019 Announced

BlizzCon 2019 has been announced.

The annual convention held by Blizzard Entertainment will take place Nov 1-2 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

Tickets will be available starting May 4 at 10 a.m PDT. The second wave of tickets will be available starting May 8 at 7 p.m. PDT.

BlizzCon will also be introducing a new feature with the BlizzCon Pregame Festivities, a casual get-together a day ahead of the main event. Taking place in the plaza outside the convention center on Oct 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT, the Pregame Festivities allows fans to mingle and socialize.

Additionally, BlizzCon will be expanding into Hall E during the convention proper with more in-door activities to take place in the former BlizzCon Store location. The BlizzCon Store location has been moved to the North Hall and registration has been moved to an off-site location nearby.

BlizzCon will also commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Warcraft franchise. BlizzCon attendees will receive their choice of a BlizzCon 2019 Commemorative Collectible: a statue of either a Human Footman of the Alliance or an Orc Grunt of the horde.

Tickets are available through online ticketing vendor AXS. Attendees can purchase one of three options, including the newly-introduced BlizzCon Portal Pass.

  • BlizzCon Pass: Standard BlizzCon ticket which provides access to general-admission events, including the Pregame Festivities. It also provides access to BlizzCon 2019 in-game items and choice of Commemorative Collectible
  • BlizzCon Portal Pass: New pass implemented in 2019. Contains additional perks such as preferred parking, separate registration and security lines, option for premier show entry, access to the Darkmoon Faire area and more.
  • BlizzCon Benefit Dinner: Contains the above as well as chance to meet and chat with developers, artists and others from Blizzard the night before the show at a charity dinner. Net proceeds from the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner go to benefit CHOC Children's.

BlizzCon 2018 hosted shows for World of Warcraft, Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft, Hearthstone and Diablo. It saw the reveal of Overwatch hero Ashe and the McCree "Reunion" short, as well as the announcement of Warcraft III: Reforged and Diablo Immortal.

BlizzCon 2019 will once again host the 2019 Overwatch World Cup.

Cover photo courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment