BlizzCon is quite a big deal in the gaming community, with so many users and fans coming from a selection of Blizzard's successful IPs. With epic tiles such as Warcraft, Starcraft, World of Warcraft, and now introducing Overwatch, even if a minority of these players were to attend, the convention would still sell out in no time. Speaking of which, this year's BlizzCon is already sold out for attendance passes, but you can still purchase a virtual ticket to view the event live from your computer.
For those asking "Why would I want to bother buying a virtual ticket?" there are a couple reasons; first is that BlizzCon is a huge event, and if you are a gamer, especially one that enjoys one of Blizzard's games, you are bound to enjoy at least one of the panels that will be featured this year. Second, the entire event will be closed out by the world-famous "Weird Al" Yankovic, the current king of popular parody music. Even without the concert, "Weird Al" is bound to get into some shenanigans while he's around the convention.
The announcement was made through Blizzard's Press Center, and talks about a few of the tracks to be played at the convention (including “Eat It,” “Amish Paradise,” “Smells Like Nirvana,” and “Tacky.”), and goes over what attendees (even virtual ones) can expect to find this year.
Those that buy virtual tickets will also gain access to a variety of BlizzCon themed rewards (including murloc pets in World of Warcraft and a BlizzCon Bastion skin in Overwatch). The entire event takes place November 4 and 5, with "Weird Al" closing out the convention that night.