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.”
After an exhaustive attempt to consider and uncover every possible option to hosting a safe and much-needed #DragonCon this year, it has become apparent that we cannot, in good faith, move forward with our 2020 event. pic.twitter.com/U9Vv0BHLvE
— Dragon Con is Staying Home For A While (@DragonCon) July 6, 2020