Blizzard Entertainment has announced that virtual attendance tickets for Blizzcon this weekend (October 21-23) are now available. Further, the company will be auctioning off collectibles in the near future to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Blizzcon happens this weekend and for $39.95, those who cannot attend the event in person in Anaheim, California, can do so through DirectTV or their computer with a virtual pass. This gives access to a total of 50 hours of programming scheduled to be broadcast from the event, including convention events, conferences, showcases, and the special event-ending concert by the Foo Fighters.
In addition, attendees (both live and virtual) will receive the Blizzcon 2011 World of Warcraft pet (Murkablo) and a yet-to-be-announced in-game Starcraft II gift.
Blizzard has also announced that a special charity auction, all proceeds from which will benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, will be coming in batches started yesterday (October 17) through November 14th. Here’s more details:
Want to own a piece of Blizzard Entertainment history? After a series of World of Warcraft infrastructure upgrades, we’ve preserved the retired HP server blades that once hosted many realms in our archives. In the near future a selection of these blades will be made available for auction, and the net proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To find out more details and the auction schedule of available realm blades, please visit our information page. To be reminded via email when bidding starts, visit the Blizzard eBay page and select the realm or realms you are most interested in.