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Interest In Blizzcon T-Shirts

Yes, i would like one
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I'm not going to Blizzcon
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Santcuff » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:09 pm

Thalia wrote:ATM 3714 in line Aergis is at 6900 lol.

I'm at 8559 but my friend is at 2784 but the dumbass only put 1 ticket so im praying he can select another one..
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Thalia » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:12 pm

ATM I'm at 2217 with 62% of the stock left... I'm going to be mad if losing q time was due to me choosing 5 tickets instead of one, If I'd had known I can change it once I get to the head of the line I wouldn't have bothered with the drop down menu :cry:
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Santcuff » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:16 pm

I really hope you can change it after.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Thalia » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:21 pm

697 at 27% :roll:
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Thalia » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:26 pm

Booo 150 in queue when it sold out.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Santcuff » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:27 pm

Thalia wrote:Booo 150 in queue when it sold out.

I was at 400, feel your pain.

God damn people selling them on Ebay right now should all burn in hell...
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Thalia » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:28 pm

Santcuff wrote:
Thalia wrote:Booo 150 in queue when it sold out.

I was at 400, feel your pain.

God damn people selling them on Ebay right now should all burn in hell...


Was your friend able to edit her amount of tickets purchased after she got to the front of the queue?
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Santcuff » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:42 pm

Thalia wrote:
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Thalia wrote:Booo 150 in queue when it sold out.

I was at 400, feel your pain.

God damn people selling them on Ebay right now should all burn in hell...


Was your friend able to edit his amount of tickets purchased after he got to the front of the queue?

Yeah he did, you could go back to the front page and edit the amount and it would keep you in the same spot in the queue.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:44 pm

I hit F5 and didn't hit the queue page at all. Thought something was horribly wrong for a second. ><

Thank god that's over.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Angelarc6570 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:00 pm

I was maybe 600 in front of you Thalia and was BARELY able to get tickets I think ^.^
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Shathus » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:10 pm

I got lucky and got in the queue at ~300. Wife and I are going to our first BlizCon, we're excited nerds.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby mew » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:46 pm

Thalia wrote:
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Thalia wrote:Booo 150 in queue when it sold out.

I was at 400, feel your pain.

God damn people selling them on Ebay right now should all burn in hell...


Was your friend able to edit her amount of tickets purchased after she got to the front of the queue?

Ugggh D: That is so lame! I was almost sure you would get in.
My guild got all but 1 ticket that we needed, so they are going to be in vent again for Round 2. There will be the guy that needs the ticket, his girlfriend, and they have at least 4 or 5 helping them. I know you said you don't have ventrilo installed but you should totally get in on that! I am going to be out of town so I might not be there, but Vanifae will be.


Grats to you guys that got tickets! Blizzcon is really fun.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Shathus » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:46 am

I've been looking at airfare to get into Anaheim. Seems the 3 options are

LAX - farthest away but generally cheaper and most flights
SNA/LGD - closer but could be more expensive and less flight options.

Any advice from those who have done it before? If you fly to LAX do you take a cab, shuttle, rent a car to get to Anaheim?

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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Gladia » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:30 am

Shathus wrote:I've been looking at airfare to get into Anaheim. Seems the 3 options are

LAX - farthest away but generally cheaper and most flights
SNA/LGD - closer but could be more expensive and less flight options.

Any advice from those who have done it before? If you fly to LAX do you take a cab, shuttle, rent a car to get to Anaheim?

TIA


I flew into SNA, and rented a car, most hotels around there may be willing to bring a shuttle up to LAX, but you would have to check with the hotel.

Oh, and i didnt have to wait in the queue, the button became active for me at about 7:59 mst, got right into the cart, but the other 4 people i had helping got in at 3k, 10k, 18k, and 25k, my suggestion for those is about 5 minutes before, hit f5 repeatedly until you see the button, then click it, no need to select the tickets in the drop down, just takes more time.

And yes, you can change the number in the shopping cart at checkout, i had selected 1, and changed it to 3 upon purchase. the % displayed is the remaining un-purchased tickets, not the ones reserved for the queue, and just as an estimate, since its split 50/50, assuming there is 20k tickets, 10k available each day, if your say <3000 you will have a good shot at tickets, if your <2000 your chances are almost 100%, saying each person in front of you purchases 5 tickets.

Good Luck to those who didnt get tickets last night on Saturday, and i hope the above info helps someone.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby mew » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:36 am

I've never tried LAX or car rental.

We always do SNA and then shuttle to the hotel. If you have a hotel within walking distance and don't really plan to go around much elsewhere (or if you have close friends that are already renting a car) then you don't need a rental car. I don't know about parking at the convention center aside from that it costs money, but I would imagine it's annoying.

One year I was at a hotel that was like a 5-10 minute drive from the convention center, and we took a cab in the morning to the convention center and then back at night, each ride was around $15 so it was much cheaper than renting a car and everything we needed (food, basically) was within walking distance of the convention center.

@Gladia: Lucky you! :P I had a friend that was 80 in queue, that was the closest I'd known of so far.
Yeah, that was very helpful information! We should have thought to post something like that sooner. There were people freaking out like "Oh crap, can I change the number of tickets?!"
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Thalia » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:51 am

I always do LAX just because I am a native of So Cal, so I know how to get around. I rent a car from there. I also don't have to get hotels because my family lives in Rowland Heights, which is 15 mins from Anaheim.

But I totally suggest you take John Wayne Airport if you can, it's in Orange and closer to Anaheim then LAX, plus its smaller and less confusing. And I do suggest you rent a car, just bring your tomtom if you want or any GPS you might have, SO CAL is not hard to get around in, and having a car gives you freedom.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby mew » Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:59 am

Thalia wrote:I always do LAX just because I am a native of So Cal, so I know how to get around. I rent a car from there. I also don't have to get hotels because my family lives in Rowland Heights, which is 15 mins from Anaheim.

But I totally suggest you take John Wayne Airport if you can, it's in Orange and closer to Anaheim then LAX, plus its smaller and less confusing. And I do suggest you rent a car, just bring your tomtom if you want or any GPS you might have, SO CAL is not hard to get around in, and having a car gives you freedom.

Do you have to be 25 to rent a car?

I don't know if I will have a job by Blizzcon or not, but if I don't I want to stay longer either before or after the con. I hadn't even considered transport.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:07 am

This may not help since I'm not American... but most car companies here require you to be 25 to rent a car. HOWEVER, there are usually some places that will rent to <25 so long as you pay an additional fee.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby mew » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:20 am

Nikachelle wrote:This may not help since I'm not American... but most car companies here require you to be 25 to rent a car. HOWEVER, there are usually some places that will rent to <25 so long as you pay an additional fee.

It's still helpful :P
I could see that, like an increased deposit. Maybe some might even have a system where you can get someone over 25 to co-sign with you or something. I will have to look in to it when the time comes, it would be nice driving a car that isn't old as fuck.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Gladia » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:21 am

mew wrote:@Gladia: Lucky you! :P I had a friend that was 80 in queue, that was the closest I'd known of so far.
Yeah, that was very helpful information! We should have thought to post something like that sooner. There were people freaking out like "Oh crap, can I change the number of tickets?!"



I was actually doing the same thing, since in the normal store you can change quantities, but i wasnt sure if you could with the tickets, before they even went on sale. I know how those that got down low in the queue before they sold out feel, last year, i missed the first set, but tried for the second set, and got to 15 before they sold out. As for those who dont get them either attempt, give it a week or two on ebay, they'll be down to 150-175 again, since they want to sell them before they get locked out, but you take the risk of being screwed out of a ticket, but always purchase with paypal, since they have the buyer protection.

Yes, you do have to be 25 to rent at the advertised rates, most will rent to under 25, but it will be a higher rate, and they usually want you to purchase the insurance on the car, along with an additional deposit.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby mew » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:28 am

Gladia wrote:
mew wrote:@Gladia: Lucky you! :P I had a friend that was 80 in queue, that was the closest I'd known of so far.
Yeah, that was very helpful information! We should have thought to post something like that sooner. There were people freaking out like "Oh crap, can I change the number of tickets?!"



I was actually doing the same thing, since in the normal store you can change quantities, but i wasnt sure if you could with the tickets, before they even went on sale. I know how those that got down low in the queue before they sold out feel, last year, i missed the first set, but tried for the second set, and got to 15 before they sold out. As for those who dont get them either attempt, give it a week or two on ebay, they'll be down to 150-175 again, since they want to sell them before they get locked out, but you take the risk of being screwed out of a ticket, but always purchase with paypal, since they have the buyer protection.

Yes, you do have to be 25 to rent at the advertised rates, most will rent to under 25, but it will be a higher rate, and they usually want you to purchase the insurance on the car, along with an additional deposit.
Unless they changed the system this year they don't get locked out of claiming the tickets. The purchaser has to pick up the tickets, so they can put their name on all the tickets and pick them all up. They don't check your ID or anything to get in to the con, you just need a badge.

But you are correct, they will go down. Scalpers failed miserably last year and I think they will again this year. (I don't know if I have posted this already, I have posted it in so many places that I lose track) Within months of the con tickets were ebaying for only $20 above the original price. Closer to the con time you can also check the Blizzcon forums, there tend to be a lot of people that have extra tickets they are trying to get rid of.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Thalia » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:29 am

Most do require that you are 25 for the sole fact that at that time it drops down insurance prices lol. But I have seen some where you can be 21... though it is more expensive, sorry I can't tell you which companies though I don't remember ><
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Gladia » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:07 am

mew wrote:Unless they changed the system this year they don't get locked out of claiming the tickets. The purchaser has to pick up the tickets, so they can put their name on all the tickets and pick them all up. They don't check your ID or anything to get in to the con, you just need a badge.

But you are correct, they will go down. Scalpers failed miserably last year and I think they will again this year. (I don't know if I have posted this already, I have posted it in so many places that I lose track) Within months of the con tickets were ebaying for only $20 above the original price. Closer to the con time you can also check the Blizzcon forums, there tend to be a lot of people that have extra tickets they are trying to get rid of.


They didnt change the system, and yes, they dont check id's at the door, just when you pick up the badge initially, but just if you buy them off ebay, if the purchaser uses the barcode before you get there, you wont get a badge. The forums are a good place, or even trade chat on your server, if its US, thats how one of my guildies got a ticket last year.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby fuzzygeek » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:12 am

Shathus wrote:I've been looking at airfare to get into Anaheim. Seems the 3 options are

LAX - farthest away but generally cheaper and most flights
SNA/LGD - closer but could be more expensive and less flight options.

Any advice from those who have done it before? If you fly to LAX do you take a cab, shuttle, rent a car to get to Anaheim?

TIA


SNA and LGD are by far easier to get around -- both are small airports, and about equidistant from the Anaheim Convention Center (20min). LAX is a nightmare, especially if you're not an experienced traveler.

I personally would recommend a car, especially if you want to wander off the reservation, but it'll depend largely on if you've got a group (which makes the car more worthwhile) and what you plan to do. There are shuttles to the hotels from any location, but you'd be better off shuttling from Orange County or Long Beach than LAX.
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Re: Blizzcon

Postby Shathus » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:25 am

Thanks for the replies thus far. It sounding like staying away from LAX is a good plan, though it seems about a $150-$300 price difference (total) to fly into SNA or LGB right now depending on the flights. The cheaper one involves a red eye overnight. Wife and I will look at it some more tonight.

We weren't figuring on renting a car. The hotel should be within walking distance, unless we decide to do like Medieval Times one night or something, but I'd imagine a cab would still be cheaper at that point than a car for 3-4 days
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