BlizzCon 2011 Virtual Tickets Now Available

If you missed out on BlizzCon tickets or just don't feel like traveling to Anaheim, there's another way to experience the convention. Virtual Tickets to the show are now on sale.

The Virtual Ticket, available throughout the world, costs $39.99 here in the States. It allows you to watch panel discussions, interviews and demos from BlizzCon from your home. Coverage of special events such as the StarCraft II and World of Warcraft tournaments, opening ceremony, and closing concert are also included. If you don't have an opportunity to watch BlizzCon live, you can check out replays of the event for up to four weeks after the show is over.

You can experience Virtual Ticket in two ways: an Internet stream or Pay Per View on DIRECTV. New DIRECTV subscribers in the US who sign up for DIRECTV between now and September 25th through this website (opens in new tab) will receive Virtual Ticket coverage for free. Note that if you're an existing DIRECTV customers, you'll need to wait until October 10th to order BlizzCon on PPV. DIRECTV customers who opt for the Pay-Per-View Virtual Ticket will get the Internet steam for no additional charge.

By purchasing a Virtual Ticket, you'll also get exclusive in-game items for World of Warcraft and StarCraft II. They're the same goodies that attendees of the convention receive. These freebies haven't been announced yet. Generally they're cosmetic items, though, like a pet for WoW or a character portrait for SC2.

BlizzCon 2011 will take place on October 21st and 22nd at the Anaheim Convention Center. It's expected that Blizzard will announce the release date for Diablo III during the event. They might reveal a new WoW expansion, too.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.