It’s that time again all you lovers of the greatest MMORPG creators since the beginning of time, Blizzard Entertainment is having their yearly convention in Anaheim California at the Anaheim Convention Center. This is Blizzcon, a celebration of all sorts of gaming communities around the earth centering around Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo! You know what that means, ladies and gentlemen, they’d better have some Diablo III updates for us or I’m going to pull my own head off!
Tomorrow’s the day when you’ll get your first chance at purchasing tickets to this monstrous event, each ticket costing you a cool $175, tickets only being on sale on both the 21st and 25th of May. These tickets will go on sale at 10AM Pacific Time tomorrow and at 7PM Pacific Time on the 25th. You can purchase these tickets either at the [official BlizzCon website] or the online Blizzard Store on either date to purchase your tickets.
And what in the heck would you want to go here for? Why, it’s two days of absolutely awesome gaming mayhem! This is the sixth year this convention has gone on, this newest version offering you the following:
• Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
• Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers
• Professional and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
• Community contests with great prizes
• Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
• and MORE!
And what’s the greatest part of the convention information? The rules on item restrictions! The strangest of these is the inability to bring in a laptop, if you ask me, but see if you think there’s anything else odd in there:
Bags up to 20″ x 10″ in size may be brought into the convention. Blizzard Entertainment reserves the right to search any bags being brought into BlizzCon and to refuse entry if they are found to contain prohibited items below:
Prohibited Items: Desktop computers; laptops; electronic storage devices; edged weapons (such as knives, daggers, or swords for costumes), actual clubs, maces, or other crushing weapons; projectile weapons, even if unloaded or nonfunctional (including air guns, longbows, crossbows, etc.), alcohol, fireworks, glass bottles, cans, large containers.
**Any attendee found to have violated the prohibited items list may be removed from BlizzCon.**
Acceptable costume weapon props are limited to air-filled or soft plastic melee weapons (swords, daggers, maces, clubs, etc.) and wooden staves that are not shod with metal.
Video cameras are permitted for use in the BlizzCon exhibit halls. However, you may not record gameplay from any of the screens (with the exception of tournament gameplay), and recording the BlizzCon closing concert on Saturday evening is strictly prohibited.
Personal equipment may not be connected to any computer for any reason at any time.
Sound reasonable? No clubs! Also if you’re going to be in there and you figure out a way to feed your humble narrator information about Diablo III early, do so! Of course don’t do anything illegal, but figure it out!
When: Friday, October 21, 2011 and October 22, 2011, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT (both days)
Where: Anaheim Convention Center, 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802