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BlizzCon pre-sale starts Wednesday


If you were lucky enough to go to last year's BlizzCon, you'll know that the lines for the shop were insanely long. People stood for hours in them waiting to get their merchandise. That meant a lot of time away from all the rest of the exhibits, and a lot of frustration if you just gave up waiting in line for three hours.

This year things are being done a bit differently, in that you'll be able to preorder all the stuff you want and have it shipped right to your home. There are a lot of special BlizzCon only items, so it's worth taking a look

The pre-order online sale will begin this Wednesday at 10:01 a.m. PDT / 1:01 p.m. EDT. It will last for 48 hours, which means it ends on Friday at 10:01 a.m. PDT / 1:01 p.m. EDT. If you know what you want to buy before you get to BlizzCon, take advantage of this and do it now. I know that I'm going to pickup a poster I wanted.

Because I really need to make my office more nerdy. Seriously.

The announcement email and additional details after the break.

The email from Blizzard reads:

Heading to BlizzCon 2009? Planning to purchase some souvenirs at the show? For the first time ever, you'll be able to shop for items from the BlizzCon 2009 store BEFORE the event during our limited-time-only, online BlizzCon 48-Hour Sale!

For a limited time beginning August 5 at 10:01 a.m. Pacific time, BlizzCon 2009 ticket buyers* will have the opportunity to purchase select BlizzCon 2009 store merchandise online. Items purchased through this sale will be shipped directly to your home, allowing you to avoid store lines at the show and giving you more time to take in the panels, tournaments, and other events at BlizzCon 2009.

- Between 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on August 5 and 10:00 a.m. on August 7, log in to the online Blizzard Store ( using the account you used to purchase your BlizzCon 2009 tickets.
- Click the special "BlizzCon Sale" button in the lower-right corner of your screen.
- Browse new BlizzCon 2009 items created especially for attendees, add them to your cart, and then proceed to check out.
- Items will be shipped directly to your home.
- Enjoy the show!

It's that simple! Enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you at BlizzCon 2009!

*Please note: Only the ORIGINAL TICKET PURCHASER will have access to BlizzCon 2009 merchandise during this online sale, and the account used to purchase the tickets is required. If you received BlizzCon 2009 tickets through another attendee, you will need to coordinate with the original ticket purchaser to participate in this sale.

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