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Blizzcon 2009 Website is Launched and Ticket Sales Info

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Blizzcon 2009 Website is Launched and Ticket Sales Info

Blizzcon 2009 website is finally launched.  August is getting closer and all you Blizzard fans are feeling that tingle in your pants.  But many of you are thinking, “But, will I even get a chance to buy a ticket?”  Yes, last year’s ticket sales system was a joke.  It was worse than trying to get a Bag of Crap from Woot.com. F5 keys around the world were crying in agony from the constant browser refreshes on the ticket sales page. Well, Blizzard has announce how they will be selling these hard to get tickets this year. More on that after the break.

1st half of tickets go on sale on May 16. 2nd half on May 30th.  People who cannot make the convention can watch via DirectTV. The ticket price has gone UP to $125.

Blizzcon 2009

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San Diego Comic Con Sold Out of Friday One-Day Passes

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You snooze you lose, people.  If you didn’t get your passes yet, all you have to choose from is Thursday and Sunday single-day passes.  If you are still hoping for a Friday or Saturday single-day pass, what you CAN do is — oh wait, that’s closed, too.  I was about to tell you that you could volunteer, but volunteer registration is also closed. I guess the only thing you can do is wait for Comic-Con 2010. Not sure what else to tell ya, bud.

Comic-Con 2009

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We at VillainTech are happy to announce that we will be at Comic-Con again. Currently we don’t have much details to offer on what we will be covering but we hope to see you there. Comic-Con is sure to sell out this year so be sure to get’em while tickets are still available.

Comic-Con Comments on Sold Out Passes

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Enthusiasts will be upset to learn that both 4-Day and Saturday One-Day passes for Comic-Con International 2009 (CCI) have already sold out. Pixelated Geek had an opportunity to speak with David Glanzer, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at CCI, for further comments on this matter.

“People knew it sold out last year and they didn’t want to miss out,” explains Glanzer. Online ticket sales for CCI 2009 have been available as early as August 2008. Because CCI 2008 experienced an early sold-out show, it seemed that this year, fans wanted to attain tickets as early as possible. In comparison, tickets for last year’s convention were not sold out until two weeks prior to the event. CCI 2009’s 4-Day passes were sold out by mid-March — four months prior to the event.

“There’s nothing in terms of key media that we’ve done or key media that’s really done anything to promote the July show [Comic-Con]. There’s just been a lot of word of mouth and people making sure that they’re not left out.”

Saturday One-Day passes
While Saturday One-Day passes are obviously sold out, the question remains: is there still any way to get in on that day?

“Not really,” replies Glanzer. “However, we will probably be doing ticket giveaways on local radio stations in the LA and San Diego area. People can win free passes. Otherwise, there’s no way to buy a [Saturday] pass at this point.”

Comic-Con Leaving in 2012?
Loyal attendees have also acknowledged rumors of Comic-Con leaving the San Diego area. Glanzer comments on the issue:

“We have a contract with the Convention Center until 2012. One of the things we’re really trying to do is work with local hotels in the city for additional parking space, so that we can move outside of the building. We’ve maximized all of our space within the Convention Center, not only in terms of exhibitors but in terms of attendees. ”

Fortunately, there is talk of the City of San Diego expanding the venue, which will perhaps encourage the Con to stay in the aforementioned city.

Get your tickets now!
“The river itself is always there, but the water is always changing. The event is here every year in San Diego, but what happens at the event always changes,” says Glanzer. With that, expect some fun listings in the program and hurry! Purchase tickets while you still can!

For those concerned over a hot, crowded, foul-odor atmosphere, ease up: “Safety is always a big concern of ours. Not only a safe environment, but a comfortable one as well.” For example, while some conventions have 6 – or 8-foot aisles, CCI has 10- or 20-foot aisles. Oh, and there’s lots of air conditioning. Thank God for air conditioning.

Follow this link to buy your pass(es) for Comic-Con.

Video Games Live – San Diego Comic Con Concert on Sale Now

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The ultimate “cherry-on-top” for your San Diego comic con weekend is now on sale.  On Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 7:30pm, at the Embarcadero Marina Park South (behind the San Diego Convention center), Video Games Live will be making their second Comic Con concert.  I was lucky enough to get free tickets to the first concert back in 2008 from a good friend. It was my birthday present. (Thanks Aric!)

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Blizzcon 2009 Announced

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*hot women appearances may vary

Activlizz or Blision has just announced Blizzcon 2009.  The official Blizzcon.com website has not yet been updated. Don’t check, we already did. Below is the official press release. Seems like this might be a yearly thing. Gentlemen…. START YOUR RUMOR MILLS!

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BLIZZCON® 2009 ANNOUNCED

 

Blizzard Entertainment® gaming celebration to return to Anaheim Convention Center on

August 21-22

PARIS, France — February 17, 2009 — Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its fourth BlizzCon® gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment®’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. In response to the festival’s increasing popularity, this year’s event has been expanded from three convention halls to four.

“We’ve been amazed by the incredible response to each of our previous BlizzCon events,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’re pleased to be bringing the convention back to Anaheim this year, and we look forward to this new opportunity to meet Blizzard gamers from around the world.”

BlizzCon will offer a wide variety of activities throughout the two-day event. In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, attendees will be able to enjoy:
 

· Hands-on play time with upcoming Blizzard Entertainment games

· Discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers

· Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents

· Community contests with great prizes

· Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes

· A silent auction

· More exciting activities and attractions to be announced

Further details, including ticket availability and pricing, will be announced on the official BlizzCon website, http://www.blizzcon.com, as the event draws closer.

To keep pace with the continued growth of World of Warcraft as well as development on other Blizzard Entertainment games, the company is currently hiring for numerous open positions. More information on available career opportunities can be found at http://eu.blizzard.com/en/jobs/.

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CES 2009 Coverage

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CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2009 will be in Vegas baby.  Both Jay and Kirby will be on hand to cover all the stuff you want to see. All new gadgets, technology, and maybe some booth babes too. Unless Jay and Kirby choose the right door into CES (and NOT AVN), we’ll have blog posts, videos and photos of the whole show floor with NO COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTIONS. So stay tuned to this blog to see what you can waste your money, or whats left of your piggy bank, on next year.