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BlizzCon 2011 Ticket Sales Schedule

Blizzard announces May 21 at 1:00 pm EDT and May 25 at 10:00 pm EDT are when online sales will take place for tickets to BlizzCon 2011, this year's installment in their annual gaming convention, which will be held on October 21 and 22, once again at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets will be sold through the BlizzCon Website for $175.00 USD each, and they will also offer an additional batch of $500.00 USD tickets on May 28 at 1:00 pm EDT which will include BlizzCon admission and attendance at an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County. They will again offer the opportunity to watch a stream of the event over the internet or through DirecTV for $39.99, and whose who attend virtually will receive the same World of Warcraft and StarCraft II in-game items as physical attendees.

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15. Re: BlizzCon 2011 Ticket Sales Schedule Apr 13, 2011, 09:39 bhcompy
Cutter wrote on Apr 13, 2011, 06:15:
Yet, every other con in a similar setup makes money. So, maybe they need to change venues if the site is charging Blizzard too much...which I seriously doubt. Blizzard is doing this at a loss? Riiight. And I have a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you cheap. Throw out the actual numbers or shut up. My buddy is a top manager for the MTCC (Metro Toronto Convention Center) and the space is the same sizewize which may cost you in the 10's of 1000's per day but you're telling me they're charging Blizzard over 5 million for 2 days? Are you high? They could buy their own property and constuct a similar sized venue for less than that, nevermind utilities. And you seem to forget that probably a considerable chunk of this is a tax-write off to boot. And that says nothing against any goodwill they generate on future sales. To claim in any fashion that this costs them dime one is a load of utter shit. Oh yeah, and lets not forget the merchandising either.

The difference is that other conventions are renting out space to developers and other companies. Who is Blizzard renting out to? Themselves?
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