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The Virtual Ticket is now on sale for $39.99 USD // 29.99 EUR. What caught our attention are Warcraft rewards! Alliance & Horde are getting multi-passenger faction mounts called Stormwind Skychaser and Orgrimmar Interceptor.

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Virtual Ticket holders will also get $10 off this year's goody bag.

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BlizzCon® 2017 takes place November 3–4, but we’re kicking off the celebration early with the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket—available to order starting today through the Blizzard Shop!

With the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket, you’ll unlock access to a variety of features. As just one of these, Azeroth’s heroes can show their BlizzCon spirit in World of Warcraft with the Stormwind Skychaser mount (for the Alliance!) and Orgrimmar Interceptor mount (for the Horde!)—available in-game starting today!

Stormwind Skychaser

Stormwind Skychaser (Alliance)

Orgrimmar Interceptor

Orgrimmar Interceptor (Horde)

The Virtual Ticket is your personal online and mobile warp gate to BlizzCon from wherever you are—and this year, we’ve upgraded the Virtual Ticket experience to bring you closer to the show than ever before.

For starters, the Virtual Ticket unlocks live access to all the stages at BlizzCon 2017—and in addition to the game updates, developer discussions, and community contests you’ve come to enjoy, you’ll also get access to events featuring community creators, voice actors, and more. Our new BlizzCon All Access channel will act as your guided tour through the event and around the show floor.

We’re also getting the party started early this year with several series of weekly pre-BlizzCon videos that go behind-the-scenes with Blizzard and our talented community. The first of these are available NOW—head over to the BlizzCon Watch page to start exploring.

For the whole lowdown, watch the new BlizzCon 2017 Pre-show Livestream Global Event

BlizzCon® 2017 Virtual Ticket – What’s Included

The BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket offers comprehensive live HD coverage of Blizzard Entertainment’s gaming celebration via livestream. With more than 60 hours of programming, you’ll have plenty to watch live and via on-demand replays for more than a month after the show.

With the BlizzCon 2017 Virtual Ticket, you’ll unlock access to:

  • Developer and Community Events: Witness the latest game news live, get firsthand developer insight, and watch your favorite community creators in action on four stages. Full schedule to come!
  • Costume and Talent Contests: Get a great view of the creativity on display in the legendary BlizzCon Costume Contest and epic Talent Contest on Friday night.
  • Closing Ceremony: Be there for the closing festivities on Saturday night, celebrating two full days of Blizzard gaming and community.
  • Exclusive Interviews: Dig deeper into our game universes through exclusive interviews with Blizzard developers on the BlizzCon All Access channel.
  • Behind the Scenes & From the Floor: The BlizzCon All Access channel also gives you a closer look at the show floor so you can experience the more of BlizzCon from the comfort of your home.
  • Pre-show Video Series: Starting today on the BlizzCon Watch page, enjoy multiple series of weekly videos leading up to the show, including Blizzard Vault, Casual Cosplay, and The Artist’s Journey. Watch some for free, and unlock them all with the Virtual Ticket.
  • In-Game Goodies: Unlock this year’s BlizzCon in-game items for World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, StarCraft® II, Diablo®III, and Heroes of the Storm®.

Heroes of Azeroth can show their BlizzCon spirit in World of Warcraft with the Stormwind Skychaser mount (for the Alliance!) and Orgrimmar Interceptor mount (for the Horde!)—available in-game starting today!

  • Enhanced Esports Viewing: The epic esports competition is always free, but this year, Virtual Ticket holders can watch without third-party commercials on BlizzCon.com and in the BlizzCon Guide mobile app. During regular ad breaks, Virtual Ticket viewers will see alternate Blizzard content—including during Opening Week. Full esports schedule to come!
  • Goody Bag Discount: Get $10 USD off this year’s BlizzCon Goody Bag* when you purchase a Virtual Ticket—visit the Goody Bag blog for all the details.

The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket is available through the Blizzard Shop in the Americas, Europe, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Korea, and Southeast Asia (pricing and availability varies by region) and is also available in China (sold separately). The Virtual Ticket live stream is available in HD (720p) and in English only.

Be sure to make your purchase on the Blizzard Account you wish to use to watch the show, receive the in-game goodies, and get your BlizzCon Goody Bag discount. If you don’t yet have a Blizzard Account, you can create one free now.

If you’re attending BlizzCon 2017, you should have already received a code (one per ticket purchased) which can be used to unlock the Virtual Ticket and associated perks on a single Blizzard Account. These codes were emailed directly to the BlizzCon ticket purchaser, so check with the person who bought your ticket if you haven’t yet received your code.

Goody Bags Are Back!

The BlizzCon 2017 Goody Bag is a backpack chock full of collectibles, including an exclusive Eidgenossen Mercy backpack hanger and a treasure trove of real-world loot based on your favorite Blizzard games. Anyone can pre-purchase this sack o’ goodies now* through the Blizzard Gear Store for $45 USD, but Virtual Ticket purchasers can pre-purchase the Goody Bag at an automatically discounted price of $35. You also have the option to get an Epic Upgrade for your Goody Bag to get even more gear.

Supplies are limited, so be sure to claim a Goody Bag while you can. See what’s inside and learn more about the Epic Upgrade option.

The BlizzCon merchandise is also coming back, with early access for ticket holders. Stay tuned for more details.

*While supplies last. Price does not include tax, shipping, or applicable fees. All orders will be shipped from the United States the week of BlizzCon. lnternational shipping rates may apply. Read our Gear Store Shipping Information article for details.

Free Pre-Event Content, Opening Ceremony, and Esports Streams

This year, you can catch tons of BlizzCon content online for free. Catch a selection of pre-event content free on BlizzCon.com, where new videos will be added each week until the convention starts.

As always, coverage of the BlizzCon opening ceremony and this year’s esports tournaments—including the global championships for StarCraft II, Heroes of the Storm, and World of Warcraft; the Hearthstone Inn-vitational and Tavern Vs. Tavern finals; and the finals of the Overwatch World Cup—will be streamed for free in HD at www.blizzcon.com.

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58 minutes ago, Dejo93 said:

Question: When is the deadline for the ticket purchase? i'd appreciate the answer

I would assume it is the Blizzcon date.

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Soon as I saw the mounts available on the bnet app I threw my credit card at my compy. Probably shouldn't've spent that much blindly. But dear god the mounts..... the mounts!!!!! The only way I can describe them is

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also yay double contractions

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3 hours ago, Blainie said:

I would assume it is the Blizzcon date.

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They should be available, at least, up to the convention. 

I'll need to check on if they are available after the event, as I don't have an answer to that for this year, but I believe you could purchase them after previously.
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2 hours ago, Tri said:

Soon as I saw the mounts available on the bnet app I threw my credit card at my compy. Probably shouldn't've spent that much blindly. But dear god the mounts..... the mounts!!!!! The only way I can describe them is

They're actually pretty unique, it's awesome! I know they use the engineering skeleton, but they're still awesome.

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3 minutes ago, Stan said:

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They should be available, at least, up to the convention. 

I'll need to check on if they are available after the event, as I don't have an answer to that for this year, but I believe you could purchase them after previously.

@Dejo93 Looks like Stan has the answer!

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Hi! Longtime read, first time poster here!

I'm thinking of buying a VTicket. I'll  never get to Blizzcon so this is the next best thing!

The question I have is do I have to watch on my computer? Or can I watch on my TV via my Android box?

 

Thanks!

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I don't like the Alliance airships, but the Horde zeppelin is just so good, except I don't really play Horde (and never been able to get into it.)

Can't really justify spending $40 on something like this right now, so I guess I'll just have to miss out on it. :p

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On 9/15/2017 at 4:35 PM, MidasKnight said:

The question I have is do I have to watch on my computer? Or can I watch on my TV via my Android box?

I'm not sure how an Android box works (never used one before), but I have only heard bad things in the past while trying to use things like Chromecast etc. There's loads of syncing issues etc. apparently.

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On 9/16/2017 at 2:02 AM, Ammako said:

I don't like the Alliance airships, but the Horde zeppelin is just so good, except I don't really play Horde (and never been able to get into it.)

Can't really justify spending $40 on something like this right now, so I guess I'll just have to miss out on it. :p

Might be able to pick it up after Blizzcon still! :)

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      Several things are changing about this year’s ticketing and badging process, and we’ve pulled together five pieces of essential BlizzCon 2019 ticket-sales intel.
      There Are Three Options This Year In addition to the general-admission BlizzCon Pass and BlizzCon Benefit Dinner pass, we’ve introduced a third option to attend BlizzCon called the BlizzCon Portal Pass. Quantities of all three—including the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner, which had its own separate on-sale day in past years—will be going on sale both dates. (Read about each pass type in our announcement blog.)
      When you arrive at the BlizzCon ticket page on AXS on the dates of the sale, you’ll choose which of the three options you want to try to buy. Each of the three passes will have its own completely separate “Waiting Room” (more on that below!) and purchase process, so if you want to try to get all three, you’ll need to enter each Waiting Room individually.
      The Ticket Waiting Room Opens 30 Minutes Early AXS’s ticketing system features a “Waiting Room” where people wait to find out if they’re selected for a chance to buy tickets. This Waiting Room opens roughly 30 minutes prior to the official on-sale time—but don’t worry too much about arriving far in advance.
      Once the ticket sale officially begins, a number of people in the Waiting Room will be selected randomly for a chance to get tickets. So whether you get in the Waiting Room early or just before the sale starts, as long as tickets are available, your odds of getting tickets are the same.
      If you’re selected, you’ll have 7 minutes to complete your purchase before tickets are released back into the available pool. AXS’s Waiting Room also has measures in place to guard against ticket-buying bots (learn more).
      You’ll Need to Choose a Statue as You’re Buying Tickets This BlizzCon, instead of having the typical Goody Bag as in past years, we’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of Warcraft by giving each BlizzCon ticket purchaser their choice of one of two BlizzCon 2019 Commemorative Collectible statues—an Orc Grunt or a Human Footman—and you’ll need to lock in your selection(s) as part of the ticket-buying process.
      Here’s how it works, using the core BlizzCon Pass as an example:
      If you get through the Waiting Room, you’ll immediately be presented with two options: “BlizzCon Pass with Grunt” and “BlizzCon Pass with Footman.” You’ll need select a quantity for each of them (up to a maximum total of 4), then click Next to advance to the next page.
      So, for example, if you want to buy three BlizzCon Passes total, and want two Orc Grunt statues and one Human statue with those passes, you’d select BlizzCon Pass with Grunt x2 and BlizzCon Pass with Footman x1, then click Next.
      After you click Next, you’ll then simply reconfirm that you want 3 BlizzCon Passes total by clicking Find Tickets. That will take you to a new page where you fill out your billing information.
      Remember, once your ticket purchase is complete, your choice of statue is locked in! When a ticket is scanned at badge pickup, the ticketholder will receive whichever statue was selected at the time of ticket purchase, even if you transfer the ticket to another guest. Speaking of which….
      Transferring Tickets Is Permanent! When you purchase BlizzCon tickets, all of them will stay in your name—and in your AXS account—unless you decide to transfer one or more of them directly to your guests using AXS’s Transfer option.
      Unlike previous BlizzCons, where ticket buyers could edit the names of their guests at will until a specific deadline, AXS’s Transfer option permanently hands the ticket over to your guest for them to manage. Your guest can then do with it as they wish (including transfer it to someone else), and you’ll no longer have it in your account. Just make sure you're transferring to someone you trust!
      The deadline for using the Transfer option is August 25 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
      You’ll Need the AXS Mobile App to Get Into the Show To pick up your badge at registration this year, you’ll need to download the AXS Mobile App. The app displays a QR code (one code for all of your tickets), which changes at regular intervals to help guard against dupes and fraud. Because of that, we won’t be able to accept paper tickets, confirmation emails, or screenshots/photos of the QR code at BlizzCon registration.
      After you buy your tickets, you should receive an email from AXS with instructions on how to download the app, or you can download it at any time for iPhone and Android.
      If for some reason you find yourself at the show with a dead mobile device or some other unexpected issue preventing you from accessing the app, don’t worry. Just head to the Solutions Desk at registration and they’ll help you out.
      Ready Check!
      If you want to set up an AXS account in advance and save yourself a step during the ticket-buying process, you can head to the BlizzCon AXS account registration page. Alternatively, you’ll have the option to log in using your Blizzard account during ticket sales, if you’d prefer.
      And if you want even more nitty-gritty details, including things like lists of items you can bring into the show, registration hours, and more info on the badge-pickup process, make sure to explore all of the pages in the Event Info section of the BlizzCon website.
      GLHF!

      If you're planning to attend BlizzCon, it's a good idea to book your hotel in advance, because accommodation tends to get expensive around the time of the venue. Alternatively, you can check out Airbnb (Anaheim, CA).
      Blizzard (Source)
      We have a lot of excitement planned for you for BlizzCon 2019, but you’ll eventually need to catch some zzz’s while you’re out here. Unfortunately, we can’t let you sleep in the Anaheim Convention Center . . . so it’s a good thing that nearby hotels have rooms set aside for BlizzCon attendees at special discounted rates.
      Head to the BlizzCon 2019 hotel website to book your room now.
      FIND A HOTEL If you’re looking for a specific hotel you don’t see listed yet, check back later—new housing options will be added as the show draws near!
      For more information and updates that will help you on your journey to BlizzCon, keep an eye on our BlizzCon Travel page.
      Finally, it's time to look at WoW Esports at BlizzCon 2019! Expect AWC and MDI Global Finals!
      Blizzard (Source)
      With the BlizzCon 2019 announcement, we wanted to give more details about the WoW esports on offer in Anaheim, California this fall. BlizzCon this year will have two days of WoW esports celebrations, with the Arena World Championship (AWC) Global Finals and Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) Global Finals sharing the World of Warcraft stage during both days of the event.
      Arena World Championship (AWC) Global Finals

      The AWC Global Finals will host eight teams at BlizzCon: five from North America/Europe, one from China, one from Asia-Pacific, and one from Latin America, all of whom will battle in a double-elimination bracket. In its 12th year and with more seasonal Cups than ever before, the AWC Global Finals are sure to deliver as new and veteran players alike fight for the championship.
      Mythic Dungeon International (MDI) Global Finals

      The finale of the MDI will feature the top two teams from the Spring Season LAN and the top two point-earning teams from each division (based on yearly points) flying to California to race live and in person. These six teams will compete in a double-elimination bracket for the title of 2019 MDI Global Finals champions and their share of the prize pool. After making the transition in 2019 from an invitational series to a year-long, international program, our dungeon-runners will display peak performance on the biggest WoW esports stage in the world.
      The prize pools for the AWC and MDI will include contributions from the sales of the Transmorpher Beacon and Lion’s Pride/Horde’s Might Fireworks toys. These contributions will be split down the middle, adding an equal amount of money to both prize pools. All your support for our gladiators and racers so far has been phenomenal, and we will provide an update on the final prize pools as we get closer to November.
      For more information about BlizzCon 2019, head to the official BlizzCon website, and stay up to date with all things World of Warcraft by following us on Twitter.
      BlizzCon returns to the Anaheim Convention Center this year and tickets will go on sale May 4.
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