This is the email I recieved last Friday on the 14th from blizzard about the contest for those wondering.
BlizzCon approaches! If you are receiving this email then you have successfully registered for the 2011 Costume Contest.
Please read the following information carefully to compete in the contest:
•You will need to sign in at our "Guest Services" counter between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM, Friday October 21, located outside of the event halls, in the center of the lobby, between halls C and B.
•THERE IS ALREADY A WAITING LIST. IF YOU DO NOT SIGN IN BY 2:00 PM, YOUR SPOT WILL BE GIVEN AWAY AND YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.
•Upon checking in you’ll receive a contest pass that will allow you through security into our contestant holding area backstage at the main stage in Hall D. This pass will contain your name and costume announcement information (More info below), so it’s important you hold on to the card.
•All contestants will need to make their way to the backstage area of Hall D at 4:30 PM. The entrance will be located above the Dwarf Statue as shown in your BlizzCon map. Showing up late may jeopardize your opportunity to participate.
•BlizzCon staff members will be onsite near the backstage entrance to provide you with further instructions.
We are going to be providing you with a card with your name and costume description to hand over to our PA so a proper announcement can be made while you are on stage. Please reply back and fill in the blanks. Make sure to include any notes on the pronunciation of your name, if necessary.
Name to be announced:
Costume Description (Limit 8 words):
If you have any questions, please email us at BlizzConContest@blizzard.com
. Thank you again! Have a safe trip, and we’ll see you on Friday.
I'd say check in no matter what, waitlist or not.