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Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:36 am
by Nikachelle
Blog Post: http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/blog/8 ... -2_19_2013

Press Release: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/pr ... id=8717941

No info on when tickets go on sale as far as I can see!

We're not totally sure we're going yet, but I'm booking the days off from work just in case!

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:12 am
by Nikachelle
Surprised no one's responded yet. Anyone planning on going? The more I think about it, the more I realize how much fun it was last time so now I'm really wanting to go again! Spoke to Sahiel and the crazy guy's already booked his hotel and flight!

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:19 am
by benebarba
some guildies were trying to convince me to go... and I really want to since finally meeting some of the folks I spend so much time with would be a lot of fun (and maybe a few from here!). Not sure the budget will handle it though (too much travel planned already :P)

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:59 am
by fuzzygeek
We went in 08, 09, and 10 and met up with a significant portion of the guild. In '11 we just had everyone over to my house and got the PPV stream, which was nice because we could watch the streams time delayed after going out to dinner and whatnot.

We'll likely do the same this year -- PPV is terribly convenient, and my house is a damn sight more comfortable than standing in line or camping seats. In '09 I found good seats for the closing ceremony (Ozzy concert) first thing in the morning and just held on to them for the entire day.

It's worth going to at least once, especially if you can meet up with internet friends, but the vendors and displays don't change much from year to year. I don't know that I'd spend the money on tickets to go alone.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:10 am
by halabar
If enough people from my new guild go, I might go ahead and try to get tickets this year..

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:40 am
by Nooska
Seeing as Anaheim is in the US; I very much doub't I'll be going. Even if it was in eurpoe I doubt I'd be going (can't really spend so much money on teh trip itself)

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:56 am
by halabar
Nooska wrote:Seeing as Anaheim is in the US; I very much doub't I'll be going. Even if it was in eurpoe I doubt I'd be going (can't really spend so much money on teh trip itself)


Anaheim in Nov is not much to see anyway.. :-)

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:02 pm
by Newsom
I plan on watching the stream, that worked really well last BlizzCon. :D

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:24 pm
by Treck
Im planning on attending this year, so I hope it will be an amazing blizzcon, especially since there was none last year.
Altho it always sounds like getting tickets are pretty random who actually gets them.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:34 pm
by Darielle
I'll be going to Hawaii in October, so I'll probably work in the holiday so that I'm staying in the US long enough to attend.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:17 pm
by theckhd
I booked a hotel, but not a flight yet. I'm not 100% sure I can go, and hotels are more easily refundable than flights.

Provided I can arrange it around classes though, I'll be there.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:54 pm
by fuzzygeek
Treck wrote:Altho it always sounds like getting tickets are pretty random who actually gets them.


The years we went we had four to six people camping the site as soon as they went on sale; usually only three people made it to the end of the queue and managed to purchase tickets even though everyone hit the sale page within the first ten seconds (those people bought tickets for everyone else; they allowed a maximum of 5 per bnet account).

It's rather ridiculous.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:27 am
by Kelerei
Will be streaming it -- being on the other side of the world makes actually attending it a tad tricky (not to mention rather expensive). :P

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:32 am
by benebarba
The idea of hosting a stream party actually sounds like a good one given limited tickets... may have to talk to some of my friends to see if that could become a reality.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:54 am
by honorshammer
I'd like to go one year, but as far as I know, no one from my guild is going. I don't think it would be as much fun flying solo.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:35 am
by sahiel
As Nika said, definitely going, my lady and I have the flights and hotel sorted already as we can both get the time off for sure. On the off chance we don't get tickets to the con we'll still have a great time, Disney, Knotts, etc is always fun and we already have a bunch of friends who live in LA let alone all those of our WoW friends who will be there, so it's worth it for us regardless.

Been to the last 3 of them and they were all well, WELL worth it for those considering whether to go or not, the con itself was great and unforgettable for a blizzard fan, full of stuff you won't see elsewhere, but meeting people from the game was by far the best part, 2011 especially was the best one so far in that regard for me.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:59 pm
by culhag
Would love to see it for real if it weren't so far away.

I'll probably watch the stream if my week-end isn't too busy.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:48 pm
by PsiVen
Will probably try and get tickets again this year. Blizzcon 2011 was a lot of fun and short enough that it doesn't eat much vacation time.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:35 am
by Nikachelle
http://us.battle.net/blizzcon/en/blog/9341624/

Tickets on sale April 24th and 27th, $175 apiece.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:25 am
by sahiel
First lot of tickets on sale tomorrow! Fingers crossed! :)

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 4:24 am
by Andurin
As always, The Daily Blink is prepared: http://www.thedailyblink.com/2013/04/to ... con-dance/

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:35 am
by fuzzygeek
That panda isn't hitting f5 nearly fast enough. That much time is the difference between being 50th in queue and dropping out the bottom.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:08 pm
by Pfife
Ticket! Can't wait to see who else makes it this year.

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:27 pm
by sahiel
We got tickets along with another 6 guildies that I know of for sure and a couple of alliance (/spit) friends who are going with us as well :)

Re: Blizzcon 2013 - November 8 & 9, 2013

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:03 am
by theckhd
Looks like I'll be there again this year. Mad F5 skills came through.