Dragon Con is the latest fan show that’s going virtual this year

    
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It’s gotten to that point in 2020 where the news that another gaming convention has canceled over the [checks] murder hornet pandemic is very surprising, mostly because we thought all of the shows have done so by now. So get ready to make your “Wait, that was still planning on taking place before this news?” face when you hear that Dragon Con just pulled the plug on its September event.

Fortunately, it sounds as though there will be a virtual show to enjoy come Labor Day: “We will be taking Dragon Con 2020 virtual this Labor Day weekend and give our fans the FREE opportunity to enjoy new content, as well as reminisce while catching up on some of the old favorites.  We fully acknowledge that a virtual event won’t come close to offering the magic that an in person Dragon Con brings, but it is our hope that it will allow our community to take some time to step off the planet that is currently experiencing an unprecedented global pandemic for four or five days to be among people who get you.”

More details on what virtual Dragon Con will entail are “coming soon.”

Source: DragonCon

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Sure it totally sucks that these things are basically canceled, but in a weird way it makes them so much more fair as “everyone” can attend now.

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Darthbawl

Can you get the virtual Con Crud for an authentic experience? 🤣

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zoward

Well, having never gotten a chance to see the real one, I guess I’ll drop in on the virtual one. Who knows? Maybe it will motivate me to fly out to the real one next year.

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Dagget Burmese

I went back in 2007, massive event. The hotels in Atlanta at the time were actually planning expansion capacity for the future based off that one event. Far too much content to take in more than a fraction in the days it runs.

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Crowe

It’s been almost 10 years since I went… there were slightly over 40,000 in attendance and if you were lucky, you’d plan for a single morning and a single afternoon panel (60-90 minute events) and then spend most of your day in line for them. Crowds make me a little anxious (claustrophobic) and I decided to pass on the next couple. I’ve heard it’s over 80k now. I think they should have limited ticket sales because it was already way too difficult to get into stuff.

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Vaeris

Went in 2004. First Con I ever attended. Had a blast. Got to meet two of my favorite authors, my favorite D&D artist and an actor from Star Trek Voyager. We met more folks but those were my favorites. Wife got to meet Peter Woodward and get his autograph/pic and completely fanned out.