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Interest In Blizzcon T-Shirts

Yes, i would like one
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No, i have no interest
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I'm not going to Blizzcon
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Total votes : 44

Re: Blizzcon

Postby Santcuff » Wed May 19, 2010 4:02 am

Ugh I want to go so bad but I don't think I have the money :x
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Gladia » Wed May 19, 2010 8:41 am

mew wrote:I don't think they really profit off Blizzcon. If they do it's not much.

I thought I heard last year was 25000 tickets but I am probably wrong. I trust your number list over my memory.

I love going every year. Minimum cost for the trip (if you are flying in from elsewhere in the US) is around $500, but it is worth it to save up for. ($150 for con ticket, $300 for plane ticket, at least $100 for hotel for 3 nights depending on how many people you split with, food)
I loved the merchandise system last year where you could mail order most of the stuff you wanted before the con.

I'm super excited :D Buying tickets is always the scary part.



I believe that they did have an article on their site somewhere about how they really dont profit from it and the only reason they do it is for their fans, from what i remember they barely break even, if not lose some money. Considering to rent a single hall at the convention center is a minimum of $10,000, and they usually rent 3, plus 1 downstairs and 2 upstairs. so roughly 50k without anything actually in there. Add in the setup, the people to manage it, the equipment rentals, the ending concert performance, depending on who it is, im pretty sure Ozzy did it for a deeply discounted rate, but still was pretty costly, putting everyone in hotels, etc. All of that with a budget of 3 mil from ticket sales, plus im sure im missing a lot of items that are behind the scenes.

500 sounds about right for a total cost, if you watch where you stay, and food. I choose to stay in the hilton, rent a car, and ate at some higher end places. Last year met a friend there from co also that kept it under 300 for everything.

I really liked the store/mail order also, made it a lot easier than waiting in line, and hoping they werent sold out of an item. I like the ticket queue system they implemented, since it actually gives you a status of where you are in line, and doesnt crap out like 2008's system
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed May 19, 2010 12:09 pm

Gladia wrote:I like the ticket queue system they implemented, since it actually gives you a status of where you are in line, and doesnt crap out like 2008's system


We had half the guild on vent camping the blizz store last year when tickets went on sale. One guy hit refresh 10 seconds after everyone else because his system lagged out when he tabbed out of wow, and he was 15 thousand places back.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Gladia » Wed May 19, 2010 12:56 pm

fuzzygeek wrote:
Gladia wrote:I like the ticket queue system they implemented, since it actually gives you a status of where you are in line, and doesnt crap out like 2008's system


We had half the guild on vent camping the blizz store last year when tickets went on sale. One guy hit refresh 10 seconds after everyone else because his system lagged out when he tabbed out of wow, and he was 15 thousand places back.



I lucked out the 2nd day, got in at 3500, but same friend had to get his on ebay, since he was 4000, only mere seconds after it opened. It is a lot better than 2008 though, when it brought down anything related to blizzard...
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed May 19, 2010 3:59 pm

Gladia wrote:I lucked out the 2nd day, got in at 3500, but same friend had to get his on ebay, since he was 4000, only mere seconds after it opened. It is a lot better than 2008 though, when it brought down anything related to blizzard...


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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Santcuff » Wed May 19, 2010 5:07 pm

So I can go if I can somehow get tickets and save my money like hell :D
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Boyfriend » Thu May 20, 2010 2:10 am

Blizzard probably greatly profits from the publicity the event generates. Not so much from the actual event.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Shyrtandros » Thu May 20, 2010 11:19 am

I've never been to blizzcon and I have a week worth of vacation time that I can use up. Honostly I don't know anything about blizzcon other than you get some cool wow stuff for going, and they have some gaming going on while your there.

Does anyone have information of what they did, what happens and goes on, or maybe like a "blizzcon explained" website?

I'm at work so I can't even google it lol.

Might be something I would go to.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Santcuff » Thu May 20, 2010 11:25 am

Shyrtandros wrote:I've never been to blizzcon and I have a week worth of vacation time that I can use up. Honostly I don't know anything about blizzcon other than you get some cool wow stuff for going, and they have some gaming going on while your there.

Does anyone have information of what they did, what happens and goes on, or maybe like a "blizzcon explained" website?

I'm at work so I can't even google it lol.

Might be something I would go to.

Well besides the awesome goody bags and the shop...

There are panals for Diable, Starcraft and WoW where the developers discuss new things theya re going to be adding to the game in the next few months to a year and stuff.

There are also tournaments you can watch were the best SC, Warcraft 3 and WoW arena players and competing against each other.

There is a costume contest, Sound a-like contest, a concert.

Oh and there are also computers where you can play content which isn't released yet. (last year you were able to play the begining area of the worgens and goblins)

Anything I miss?
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Gladia » Thu May 20, 2010 12:28 pm

Santcuff wrote:
Shyrtandros wrote:I've never been to blizzcon and I have a week worth of vacation time that I can use up. Honostly I don't know anything about blizzcon other than you get some cool wow stuff for going, and they have some gaming going on while your there.

Does anyone have information of what they did, what happens and goes on, or maybe like a "blizzcon explained" website?

I'm at work so I can't even google it lol.

Might be something I would go to.

Well besides the awesome goody bags and the shop...

There are panals for Diable, Starcraft and WoW where the developers discuss new things theya re going to be adding to the game in the next few months to a year and stuff.

There are also tournaments you can watch were the best SC, Warcraft 3 and WoW arena players and competing against each other.

There is a costume contest, Sound a-like contest, a concert.

Oh and there are also computers where you can play content which isn't released yet. (last year you were able to play the begining area of the worgens and goblins)

Anything I miss?



The Realm Meetup, the vendor booths with more free stuff

A "Quest" treasure hunt

The Guild was there last year, personally meeting Felicia Day was just awesome, and actually getting to talk with them, since they just closed the booth when we walked up, but allowed us in

The opportunity to win a lot of limited edition items, such as the worgen/SC3/Diablo posters for finding the rare item, along with the first 3 winners got nvidia video cards.

Intel giving away core i7 extreme processors, and other intel gear, bags, shirts, motherboards, etc.

The developer autograph/question booth, where you could have them sign various Blizzard gear, and ask specific questions directly to the devs.

And not to mention the stuff outside the con, LA is only 20-30 mins away depending on the day and time, if your willing to drive a little farther, north is San Fran, or south is San Diego, and mission beach/coronado naval.

If your planning on going, but arent going to rent a car, there is a lot of hotels within walking distance ranging from 50-300 a night. The hilton right next to the conv center, more of 10 feet, runs usually 150-299 for a night, depending on how many beds, a disney or non disney facing room.

Also, most people are willing to give others going to the con rides from the airport, plus 90% of hotels have shuttle services for a small fee, or free, if you watch the blizzcon forums on the wow site, or post an offer there, a lot of people will help you out.

Food is a mere .5 miles down the road at the garden walk, disney is right across katella from the conv center.

:Edit: And the most important part, the Hilton after party! i dont think ive ever seen a hotel where you couldnt move through anywhere cause there was that many people. Plus open doors, people partying in the hallways, pool area, sun decks, lobby, elevators.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby mew » Thu May 20, 2010 2:02 pm

I wouldn't say to use the free stuff as a major selling point since not everyone gets it. Vanifae is a lucky duck and got a bunch of cool things.

The reason I go is for the social aspect. It's great fun to meet and hang out with people from your guild, also to be around so many other Blizzard fans. Vanifae and I got interviewed by PBS last year for some sort of internet and socializing documentary they were doing, I never heard what became of that (lulz, rare interracial couple that also met on videya games?!).
Playing the betas is pretty fun too. I also think the live PvP is fun to watch.

It's mainly panels, so you get to see all the new upcoming stuff. There are also Q and A sessions with the developers (but these are hard to get in to to ask your own questions). You can try to get autographs or pictures taken with Blizzard high-ups.

Often times people have their own different reasons for going.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Shyrtandros » Thu May 20, 2010 2:06 pm

Gladia wrote:
Santcuff wrote:
Shyrtandros wrote:I've never been to blizzcon and I have a week worth of vacation time that I can use up. Honostly I don't know anything about blizzcon other than you get some cool wow stuff for going, and they have some gaming going on while your there.

Does anyone have information of what they did, what happens and goes on, or maybe like a "blizzcon explained" website?

I'm at work so I can't even google it lol.

Might be something I would go to.

Well besides the awesome goody bags and the shop...

There are panals for Diable, Starcraft and WoW where the developers discuss new things theya re going to be adding to the game in the next few months to a year and stuff.

There are also tournaments you can watch were the best SC, Warcraft 3 and WoW arena players and competing against each other.

There is a costume contest, Sound a-like contest, a concert.

Oh and there are also computers where you can play content which isn't released yet. (last year you were able to play the begining area of the worgens and goblins)

Anything I miss?



The Realm Meetup, the vendor booths with more free stuff

A "Quest" treasure hunt

The Guild was there last year, personally meeting Felicia Day was just awesome, and actually getting to talk with them, since they just closed the booth when we walked up, but allowed us in

The opportunity to win a lot of limited edition items, such as the worgen/SC3/Diablo posters for finding the rare item, along with the first 3 winners got nvidia video cards.

Intel giving away core i7 extreme processors, and other intel gear, bags, shirts, motherboards, etc.

The developer autograph/question booth, where you could have them sign various Blizzard gear, and ask specific questions directly to the devs.

And not to mention the stuff outside the con, LA is only 20-30 mins away depending on the day and time, if your willing to drive a little farther, north is San Fran, or south is San Diego, and mission beach/coronado naval.

If your planning on going, but arent going to rent a car, there is a lot of hotels within walking distance ranging from 50-300 a night. The hilton right next to the conv center, more of 10 feet, runs usually 150-299 for a night, depending on how many beds, a disney or non disney facing room.

Also, most people are willing to give others going to the con rides from the airport, plus 90% of hotels have shuttle services for a small fee, or free, if you watch the blizzcon forums on the wow site, or post an offer there, a lot of people will help you out.

Food is a mere .5 miles down the road at the garden walk, disney is right across katella from the conv center.

:Edit: And the most important part, the Hilton after party! i dont think ive ever seen a hotel where you couldnt move through anywhere cause there was that many people. Plus open doors, people partying in the hallways, pool area, sun decks, lobby, elevators.


Cool stuff, I'm going to look more into some of this and I'll consider going with my wow buddy who I go bowling with and is also 1 of my guild officers.

When I called him to ask if he would like to go to blizzcon he said only if I see TaTa's and then HELL YES!
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby fuzzygeek » Thu May 20, 2010 4:42 pm

Last year Intel was there handing out buttons that had bar codes on them. You took the buttons to the booth, they scanned it, and you would win some kind of swag. A hat, a sticker, or a fully goddamn tricked out gaming notebook.

There was this 9734093043 year old gnome woman wearing a "Staff security" vest in line in front of us.

Guess what she fucking won.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Vanifae » Mon May 24, 2010 8:22 am

I need to frame my Worgen Cataclysm poster signed by the staff.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Shyrtandros » Mon May 24, 2010 9:17 am

Are there special events each year or something that makes blizzcon such a big deal?

Only going off what I've read here on the Q&A sessions and maybe watching some pvp it doesn't seem like much happens :|.

I have heard that you get special rewards for going to blizzcon like ingame pet or mount - however is that worthy of the easy 1,000 dollars each person to go ?

I'm just asking because if I can find good reasons I'll attempt to buy tickets and my honey and me will go.

I'm just a worry wart that I'll spend all my vacation money to basicly spend 3 nights in a hotel and get a ingame pet / mount.

Anyone have specific pro's for going?

Thank you for the information by the way :D
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