Event Rules and Details

BlizzCon® tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable, and Blizzard Entertainment reserves the right to deny admission to anyone who violates the terms of the BlizzCon Ticket Agreement.

Show Hours

  • Friday, November 2, 2018, 9:30am to 10pm
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:30am to 10pm

BlizzCon Store hours begin Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 9am to 9pm

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.


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 BlizzCon. They must be on a leash and under the control of the owner. At this time, only service dogs are allowed. All other animals, including 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.

Item Restrictions and Prohibitions

Bags up to 20" x 10" in size may be brought into the convention. Blizzard Entertainment reserves the right to search any bags being brought into BlizzCon and to refuse entry if they are found to contain prohibited items below:

Prohibited Items

Prohibited items include (but are not limited to):

Electronics: Desktop computers, laptops, storage devices, professional video and audio recording equipment, cameras with interchangeable lenses longer than 6” or with an external flash, action sports cameras, (e.g. GoPro, Google Glass), selfie sticks, monopods, tripods, drones, and two-way radios are strictly prohibited. Personal equipment may not be connected to any computer at BlizzCon for any reason at any time.

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 Friday and Saturday esports tournaments.

However, you may NOT record or stream gameplay from any of the computer or projection screens at BlizzCon. Additionally, recording or streaming the non esports stage content, such as the developer panels, live artist stages, the Costume and Talent Contests on Friday evening, or the BlizzCon Closing Ceremony on Saturday evening, is strictly prohibited.

Food: Alcohol, illegal drugs, controlled substances, outside food and beverages (except water in plastic bottles), glass bottles, cans.

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

Miscellaneous: Large containers, large bags (exceeding 20” x 10”), strollers, skateboards, hoverboards, scooters (except for people with disabilities), pets (except service animals)

Any attendee found to have violated the prohibited items list may be removed from BlizzCon.

Acceptable costume weapon props are limited to air-filled or soft plastic melee weapons (swords, daggers, maces, clubs, etc.) and wooden staves that are not shod with metal.