Virtual tickets to BlizzCon 2016 at Anaheim, California, are now available to buy priced $39.99, Blizzard has announced.

BlizzCon 2016 takes place November 4 and 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center, but the Virtual Ticket makes it possible for fans from all over the world to tune into live HD coverage of the show on two online channels.

"It's incredible to think that we're getting ready for our tenth BlizzCon," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We can't wait to celebrate this epic milestone - and Blizzard's 25-year anniversary - together with everyone joining us in person and watching from home with the Virtual Ticket. We'll have more live games than ever at this year's show, and we look forward to sharing our newest content, celebrating our players' creativity, and witnessing some incredible esports competition this November."

The $39.99 Virtual Ticket provides access to both days and includes:

Developer Panels - Get a first look at the latest developments in World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch - all live from the main and panel stages.

Exclusive Interviews - Want to go deeper into your favourite Blizzard games? Get even more insider info from members of Blizzard's development teams in exclusive in-depth interviews.

Community Contests - Watch your fellow players put their creativity on display in the costume, talent, art, and movie contests on Friday evening.

Closing Ceremony - Snag a front-row seat for the Saturday-night closing celebration, and help us give a weekend full of Blizzard gaming and eSports action a raucous send-off-more information to come!

On-Demand Replays - Miss a panel or just want to revisit your favourite moment? The Virtual Ticket provides access to on-demand replays of main-stage and panel-stage events for three weeks after the show.

Virtual Tickets also include a range of commemorative bonuses:

Epic In-Game Items - Unlock commemorative BlizzCon in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch. More details coming soon.

Access to BlizzCon Loot - Shop for BlizzCon merch from home with access to this year's online BlizzCon sale, scheduled to run from October 10 through November 6, and grab some snazzy new Blizzard gear debuting at the show.

Pre-purchase the BlizzCon Goody Bag (in a Box) - For the second year running, Virtual Ticket buyers have the option to pre-purchase a BlizzCon Goody Bag (though this year, it's in a box). Visit BlizzCon.com to learn more.

Even if you don't buy a Virtual Ticket the BlizzCon Opening Ceremony and eSports Competitions will be free to view in high definition.

Source: Blizzard