BlizzCon 2021 Cancelled

Online event scheduled for early 2022.

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Blizzard just announced that they will not be holding an in-person BlizzCon this year.

We know some of you might be wondering about your own plans to potentially cross the country—not to mention oceans—and meet your friends, family, and fellow community members in California, so today, we wanted to give you a heads-up that we’ve decided we will not be holding BlizzCon this year.

Saralyn Smith, Executive Producer of BlizzCon

Blizzard states that they would not be able to pull together the complex event in time for November. Some uncertainties still remain with the pandemic as well, and it doesn’t make sense for them move forward.

The ongoing complexities and uncertainties of the pandemic have impacted our ability to properly move forward on many of these fronts, and ultimately we’re now past the point where we’d be able to develop the kind of event we’d want to create for you in November.

Saralyn Smith, Executive Producer of BlizzCon

That said, they are planning a global event for the early part of next year. It will combine an online show along the lines of the most recent BlizzConline with smaller in-person gatherings. They promised to share more details as the plans come together.

Read the full news story here: https://blizzcon.com/en-us/news/23655116

All things considered, I suppose this isn’t surprising considering they’d only have 5 months to pull everything together. Some recent news also suggests that the fall could bring some level of resurgence of COVID-19.

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