Event Rules and Details

BlizzCon® tickets are non-transferable after they have been picked up on-site, and are non-refundable. Blizzard Entertainment reserves the right to deny admission to anyone who violates the terms of the BlizzCon Ticket Agreement.

BlizzCon Show Hours

Pregame Festivities

Thursday, October 31

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. PDT

Night at the Faire

(Benefit Dinner and Portal Pass only)

Thursday, October 31

4 p.m. - 8 p.m. PDT

BlizzCon Benefit Dinner

Thursday, October 31

7 p.m. - 11 p.m. PDT

Main Event

Friday, November 1

9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. PDT

Saturday, November 2

9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. PDT

Registration & BlizzCon Store

Thursday, October 31

9 a.m. - 9 p.m. PDT

Friday, November 1

8 a.m. - 10 p.m. PDT

Saturday, November 2

8 a.m. - 10 p.m. PDT

Due to fire regulations, access to certain panel discussions, presentations, and performances that occur during BlizzCon will be limited to the maximum capacity of the particular hall and will be on a first-come first-served basis. If an area has reached its capacity, you may not be granted re-entry after exiting.

Please note that while attending BlizzCon, you will be entering into areas where you may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by Blizzard and other attendees. The BlizzCon Ticket Agreement requires that you release Blizzard and its affiliates from any and all claims that may arise related to the use of your character, likeness, and/or voice in order to attend BlizzCon.

Attendee Age Restriction

Some content at BlizzCon® may not be suitable for children. Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Absolutely no children 5 years of age or under will be permitted to enter. No strollers will be allowed in the Anaheim Convention Center.

Accessibility

Blizzard is devoted to providing the best possible experience for all our BlizzCon attendees. During the convention, we provide accommodations for individuals with disabilities, including:

  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for the deaf: Please let us know in advance if you need an interpreter by emailing BlizzCon@Blizzard.com. This will help us ensure an adequate number of interpreters are on site. However, we will do our best to accommodate last-minute requests.
  • Accessible seating (compliant with ADA standards) at each of the stages: Accessible seating will be reserved for individuals who need it and their companions, up until shortly before a session begins. Note that accessible seating is limited and can reach capacity early, particularly for popular sessions, so try to show up at sessions you’re interested in with some time to spare.
  • On-site registration services for attendees with accessibility needs: BlizzCon will have folks on hand to provide direction and assistance before you enter the convention center.
  • Other accommodations upon request. We’ll make every effort to fill all reasonable requests for other forms of accommodations. Please email BlizzCon@Blizzard.com as far in advance of the event as possible, so that we may best accommodate your request. We will respond to your email within 72 hours.
  • Service dogs accompanying people with disabilities are allowed in all public areas of Blizzard events. They must be on a leash and under the control of the owner. Emotional or companion animals are not allowed at BlizzCon.

TL;DR: If you need info on navigating BlizzCon with a disability, email BlizzCon@Blizzard.com and we’ll help make sure your experience is epic.

BlizzCon Code of Conduct

We want everyone at BlizzCon to feel like they're part of one big Blizzard family. To help make that happen, we ask that everyone at the show be respectful and courteous to their fellow attendees.

If you witness or experience any activity that puts someone's safety or enjoyment of the show at risk, inform a security guard or Blizzard employee (BlizzCon staff will be wearing "BlizzCon Crew" shirts at this year's show) and let them know. We have escalation procedures in place to handle these kinds of situations, and we can take the appropriate action from there.

In order to ensure the event provides a safe, enjoyable, and welcoming environment for everyone, Blizzard reserves the right to remove from BlizzCon any person whose conduct is deemed to be disorderly or unbecoming, or who uses vulgar or abusive language.

Live Streaming Policy

The usage of live streaming apps and software on any electronic device (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) during non-esports stage content, such as the developer panels, live art demonstration, contests, or the BlizzCon closing festivities on Saturday evening, is strictly prohibited.

You may not record or stream gameplay from any of the computer or projection screens at BlizzCon.

Devices such as cell phones and tablets (e.g. iPad) are permitted for use in the BlizzCon exhibit halls and can be used to record esports tournaments.

Item Restrictions and Prohibitions

Bags over the size limit of 18” x 12” x 8” (inches) will not be permitted at BlizzCon. All bags, regardless of size, are subject to inspection at any time.

Prohibited Items Policy

Prohibited items include (but are not limited to):

Electronics: Desktop computers, laptops, storage devices, professional video and audio recording equipment, cameras with permanent lenses longer than six inches, external flash hardware, action sports cameras (e.g. GoPro, Google Glass), selfie sticks, monopods, tripods, drones, wearable cameras, video recorders and two-way radios are strictly prohibited. Personal equipment may not be connected to any computer at BlizzCon for any reason at any time.

Detachable lenses, regardless of size, are not permitted in BlizzCon (except for guests with official Exhibitor or Media badges).

Miscellaneous: Illegal and controlled substances, large containers, strollers, skateboards, scooter (except for people with disabilities), stickers/adhesive graphics, non-service live animals, helium and mylar balloons, lasers or similar Items, coolers, motorized vehicles (i.e. go-karts or kids’ battery-operated vehicles), wheeled carts or wagons, confetti/loose glitter, flammable liquids, open-flame use are strictly prohibited.

Food and Beverage Policy

Outside food and beverages, glass bottles, cans, alcohol, and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. Sealed water bottles are permitted.

Weapons Policy

Firearms, fireworks, flammable liquids or aerosol products, knives, daggers, swords, clubs, maces, other crushing or edged weapons, projectiles, air guns, long bows, crossbows are strictly prohibited.

Costume Props Policy

Community costumes are a huge part of what makes BlizzCon so special. In order to help cosplayers and contestants get a better handle on what’s allowed at the convention, we’ve updated and clarified the rules and procedures around costumes at BlizzCon 2019. Please read through these guidelines in advance to minimize unexpected snags when you get to the show and help us ensure the safety of all of our guests.

No functional props or weapons are allowed at BlizzCon. Costume props are allowed subject to prior approval by security and are in compliance with the following:

All costume props must be inspected at one of the Costume Props Desks (located in the Grand Plaza and North Hall 1 entrances). All costume props must conform to state and federal law.

The following guidelines help to dictate whether your prop or weapon could be considered functional:

  • Projectile costume firearms must be rendered inoperable so as not to fire a projectile of any kind, including BBs, pellets, airsoft, foam darts, or any other replica ammunition.
  • Costume bows must either contain no bowstring or be strung loosely as to render them unable to fire an arrow
    • Any accompanying arrows must have no sharp edges or tip of any kind
  • Costume blunt weapons such as hammers, staves, or wands must be made of appropriate lightweight prop-making material (including but not limited to Worbla or foam) and contain no sharp edges or other elements capable of causing harm.
  • Costume swords may not have any sharp edges or tip, and must be made of the appropriate lightweight materials mentioned above.
  • Other prop items not listed here should conform to good judgment to avoid harming or inconveniencing other attendees and are subject to review and approval by show security.

Costumes worn during show hours must be not be wider than 4 feet, longer than 6 feet, or taller than 8 feet. At certain times, due to crowds and safety issues, people in large-sized costumes may be asked to leave the exhibit halls.

After your costume props have been checked, they will be tagged by security to designate that your props have been checked. Daily prop check and approval are required prior to entrance to the show.

Security will escort you to the Costume Props Desk for inspection if your costume prop is not tagged properly.

If you do not want to have your costume props inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your costume props to BlizzCon.

Retail Sale & Solicitation Policy

Retail sales are strictly limited to official exhibitors, and retail sales are not allowed anywhere within BlizzCon unless you purchased or were allocated exhibitor space. This includes the exhibit halls; common areas such as lobbies; program rooms; outside venues, such as the Anaheim Convention Center grounds; and any venue featuring official BlizzCon events. In addition, solicitation of tips, fees, or donations is not permitted for any reason, unless you have a booth, table, or official space allocated by Blizzard.

No Personal Pages

No personal pages will be made over the BlizzCon P.A. system. Please set a time and place to meet with your family and friends and communicate with them via text message or phone.

Any attendee found to have violated Blizzard’s policies and prohibitions may be removed from BlizzCon.