'Weird Al' Yankovic is BlizzCon 2016's musical guest

Blizzard's CEO is 'super excited' to host the musical artist for BlizzCon's 10th anniversary.


Blizzard Entertainment announced that parody singer "Weird Al" Yankovic will be the musical guest at this year's BlizzCon, the 10th anniversary of the annual convention.

"We're super excited to close out our tenth BlizzCon with a performance from an epic showman—and fellow geek," Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime said in a statement. "Weird Al has entertained millions of people around the world with his hilarious music, and we're thrilled that he's bringing mandatory fun to the show and everyone following along with a virtual ticket."

"I'm very excited to be playing at BlizzCon, because it'll be one of the few times in my life where a significant percentage of the audience is even nerdier than I am," Yankovic added.

Yankovic is known for his humorous parodies such as "White & Nerdy" (a spoof on Chamillionaire's "Ridin' Dirty") and "Amish Paradise," riffed off of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise."

BlizzCon 2016 takes places over November 4-5 in Anaheim, California. Tickets to attend are sold out, but you can purchase a virtual ticket for $39.99 to watch online.

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