If you managed to buy a ticket or two to BlizzCon 2011 today, consider yourself lucky. The first batch of tickets for Blizzard's annual fan event sold out quickly. After going on sale at 1 pm Eastern time earlier today the tickets disappeared in a matter of minutes. The World of Warcraft fan site WoW Insider reported today, "Whether or not you're getting a BlizzCon ticket today was a matter of one single second." It also reported that online queue were as deep as 15,000 people at one point and that less that 4,000 ticket transactions were actually accomplished.
However if you still want to physically attend the event on October 21 and 22 at the Anahaim (CA) Convention Center you still have one more chance to get tickets. Blizzard will have a second and final batch of BlizzCon 2011 available for sale on Wednesday, May 25. The sale begins at 10 pm Eastern time at the official BlizzCon web site which means that most folks in the US won't have to buy the tickets while they are still at work. Tickets are $175 each for this year's event.
The event itself is Blizzard's big annual part and salute to the fans of its many PC game franchises such as the successful fantasy MMO World of Warcraft. Blizzard will likely reveal the first info about the game's fourth commercial expansion pack during BlizzCon 2011. It will also likely give fans a chance to check out a playable version of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, the first expansion pack for the RTS game series. However it's likely that there will be lots of news about Diablo III, the long awaited third game in the action-RPG series. Blizzard has already said it wants to start closed beta testing in the third quarter of 2011 and the game itself might actually be released before the end of the year, although Blizzard's official stance is "when it's done."