Sticky Blizzcon 2017 - Easily Offended Edition

DrLegend

Guild Master
#1

Easily Offended Edition​

The time has come Legends... The countdown to the most anticipated 2 days of your lives has begun. 2015 was the beginning. 2016 we reigned supreme. However, the only act that matters… Everyone remembers… Act 3.

Legends Anonymous will return to Blizzcon 2017.

What is Blizzcon?

BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® universes. The tenth BlizzCon will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California sometime in November 2017 (tentative dates of November 3rd-4th).

In addition to serving as a gathering place for Blizzard Entertainment gaming communities, BlizzCon will offer attendees a chance to enjoy:

· Hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games
· Global finals for Blizzard eSports, featuring top pro gamers from around the world
· In-depth discussion panels with Blizzard game developers and artists
· Competitive and casual tournaments for players to showcase their talents
· Community contests with great prizes
· Commemorative merchandise based on Blizzard Entertainment’s game universes
· More activities and attractions to be announced on www.blizzcon.com

Why should I go to Blizzcon?
Umm... Because it's awesome. It's literally everything you love or have ever loved about your favorite Blizzard games into a 48-hour non-stop party. Not only that, but you'll get to spend time with your favorite GMs and the greatest guild that has ever existed. What more do you need?

So far so good, but what about the cost? It sounds expensive.
Indeed it is. Blizzcon is an exclusive event that puts you on the ground floor with the people that have and continue to create everything you know and love. Can you really put a price on awesome? Well, they sure did. The cost breakdown is going to go something like this:

- Blizzcon ticket: $200 (estimated based on last year's cost)
- Local room for 2 days: $150-$300 (depending on location and room type)
- Flight: $100-$500 (depending on distance)
- Food and leisure: $50-$200

It's safe to say you could very well spend $1,000 on the entire experience but that's a small price to pay for the experience of a lifetime.

Money's kind of tight, I'm not sure I can spend $1,000 outright for a 2 day trip
Well, when you look at it that way it might be bad but think about it like this. Blizzcon is approximately 11 months away. If you start saving right now, it will only cost $90 per month.

But I don't even have an extra $20 per month
Sell plasma, sperm or your own body. It's a lot easier than you think and the pay is great... Or so I hear.
Hell, if Shekoda was able to make the trip, I'm sure anyone and everyone else can afford it.

Wait a second, you didn't include travel expenses from the airport to the hotel. I can't just walk there, can I?
Right you are my friend but have no fear. You will be attending Blizzcon with your favorite WoW players and bestest friends in the known universe but also, Southern California natives. We will gladly offer our guildies rides to and from the airport as well as any other local transportation needs as required.

Alright, alright. You sold me on Blizzcon. But this is my first trip to Southern California. What other things are available in the area?
There is a ton of stuff going on that you wouldn't be able to fit into a month let alone a weekend. Events are happening all the time and your gracious GMs will ensure that every day is jam packed full of fun and entertainment.

We will be hosting specific events such our as 3rd Annual Legends Anonymous Banquet at Buca di Beppo as well as some other fun events party into high gear. Just leave it to us for all of your entertainment needs.

Okay, how do we get this started?
Sadly, the fun train starts and stops the day tickets go on sale. You've got to be like ninjas man. There's only a bleak 5-10 second window from the second tickets go on sale that separates the attendees from the atten-don'ts. Ticket sales are limited to 4 per person/account. I myself will be purchasing at least 3 tickets for myself, my brother and wife which will leave an extra ticket available to someone who desires to go yet was unlucky in their quest to acquire tickets during the initial sale. We will go over the details of assigning the extra ticket at a later time.

To ensure everyone has a fair chance, we simply ask that everyone be responsible for purchasing their own ticket. Of course, some of us aren't that lucky but don't fret. Last year with the combined might of 4 determined guidlies (and one super lucky wife) we were able to get tickets for EVERYONE that wanted to go so count your blessings, Legends Anonymous will have you covered.

Scalpers make Blizzcon their target every year so if you're extremely determined and money is not an object than expect to pay 2-3X the face value after the first few weeks. Tickets usually drop in price in the coming months leading up to Blizzcon so they may dip to just 50% over face value.

As a last resort, my wonderful connections within Blizzard itself will allow us to purchase several tickets directly from the employees. I'm hoping it won't come down to this but it's nice to have an emergency backup option when needed.

What are some other ways to off-set the cost of our trip?
Legends Anonymous will be partying in style as we did last year. We plan on renting a house for the week. There are plenty of incredible options available literally right behind the Convention Center. This will significantly reduce the cost of the stay to approximately $150-250 per person for the entire duration of the trip.

Here are some of the choice options we have available this year:

2016 House: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p580729vb
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p263821
New Favorite: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3952679
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4336579
https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p893113vb

Buying airline tickets in advance is the best way to ensure you get the best price. Southwest usually holds quarterly ticket sales around major holidays with round trip fares as low as $100. Make sure to keep an eye out and sign up for their newsletters so you don't miss out.

Is there anything else I should know before I pack my bags?
This thread will be constantly updated with news and information so check back here regularly if you don't see us online. Feel free to ask us any questions in the meantime.

Alright, I know you guys had a good time last year. But what are you doing to make this year even better?
I'm glad you asked voice in my head.
Instead of jamming in a week's worth of fun into 3 days, we are going to plan events for the ENTIRE WEEK of Blizzcon.

Staring on the Tuesday before the con, we will have a variety of fun things planned to ensure everyone has the time of their lives. We know we're all there for Blizzcon but half of the fun is seeing the show with your bestest friends and guildies from all over the world.

Below is a sample itinerary of what we're cooking up (times/dates/events subject to change):

Tuesday October 31st
· Arrival Day (pick people up from airport)
· Board Game/RPG Night
· Halloween Party

Wednesday November 1st
· Amusement Park Visit (Disneyland)

Thursday November 2nd
· Blizzcon Pre-Hype Party
· Pick up our badges
· Pre-Con Shopping
· Legends Anonymous Banquet Dinner

Friday November 3rd
· BLIZZCON 2016

Saturday November 4th
· BLIZZCON 2016

The hype train to Blizzcon is boarding now! Post below to let us know if you're interested and we'll take the reins from here.

We're looking forward to another exciting event and proving to the world why Legends Anonymous is the greatest guild in the whole of Azeroth!
 
#2
Good day sirs and madams whilst on my vacation currently I would like to preserve my spot on the bcon 2017 train. I will buy my plane ticket the day the con days are announced. That is all. Cheers
 

DrLegend

Guild Master
#3
Good day sirs and madams whilst on my vacation currently I would like to preserve my spot on the bcon 2017 train. I will buy my plane ticket the day the con days are announced. That is all. Cheers
Don't forget your pink blanket and aviators.

We'll call it, Party Like a Rockstar Edition.
 

Andrastie

Well-Known Member
#20
Going to throw out there to the newer folks, or those who have not done it in the past. If we are getting a big group, we are going to need more people to be there on ticket sale days. We have had a core group for the past couple years that were lucky enough to get tickets for everyone, but as the group gets bigger, we are going to need more people online to buy tickets....as they go fast, and not everyone is able to buy some.

We usually turn it into a fun experience! That "ding" when someone says in Discord "I'm in, omg, how many tickets can I afford?!" adds to the hype! Not to mention, you may get to witness Marcus go on a rant towards @Blizzard on twitter. Real Life Legends Anonymous raiding on the ticket site is a blast...though a bit stressful, but still worth it!
 
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