First block of BlizzCon tickets sells out

More available in a fortnight.

The first batch of tickets for Blizzard's BlizzCon fan convention went on sale on Saturday and sold out within "minutes", according to VG247.

As originally announced, a second batch of the USD 125 tickets will be made available on Saturday 30th May for those who missed this first round.

BlizzCon runs from August 21st to 22nd at the Anaheim Convention Center near Los Angeles. If previous years are anything to go by it will have a five-figure attendance, and offer hands-on opportunities with StarCraft II and Diablo III, some surprisingly frank developer panels, and the heart-warming spectacle (yes, really) of the fan costume and dance contests.

We'd also expect a major announcement - it seems about time to hear about the next World of Warcraft expansion, don't you think?

Blizzard is obviously confident in its pulling power - BlizzCon went head-to-head with the dates of the Tokyo Game Show last year, and this year coincides with the GamesCom convention in Cologne, Germany. Eurogamer's not put off that easily. We intend to be reporting live from both.

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