Blizzard Says It's Too Early To Predict If BlizzCon 2020 Is Canceled

Blizzard posted an open letter to their fans today regarding their upcoming plans for BlizzCon 2020, basically saying its too early to tell. While the coronavirus has forced many to cancel their plans up until August 2020, there are many events that are still holding out hope that the year will have a significant change in the next few months. BlizzCon, which serves as Blizzard's main attraction to promote what is coming in the next calendar year, isn't set to take place until early November in Anaheim, California. So it has many attendees wondering if the convention is on track to run. We have the full letter for you to read below, but the short version is its too early for the company to call it either way, but that they are keeping an eye on the situation.

Will BlizzCon 2020 take place in Anaheim this year?
Will BlizzCon 2020 take place in Anaheim this year?

"A gaming convention is probably the last thing on most people's minds right now, and that goes for many of us at Blizzard too. As events around the world announce cancellations, postponements, or shifts to an online format in response to COVID-19, we're seeing questions about our plans for this year's BlizzCon and we want to provide a quick update.

We love BlizzCon, and we know many of you share that feeling and look forward to it as an opportunity to get away for a while, meet up with friends, and have a good time. As so many of us have been isolated for multiple weeks now, surrounded and in some cases directly impacted by the ongoing pandemic-related challenges around the world, we're looking forward to the time when we can see one another again in person and have something to celebrate together.

While we're all hopeful things will look better later in the year, the bottom line is that at this point it's too early to know whether BlizzCon 2020 will be feasible. The health of our community, employees, and everyone who helps with the show is our top consideration. It might be a few months before we know for certain if or how we'll proceed, but as soon as we have a meaningful update, we'll share it.

We do want to mention that prior to the recent events we had been actively working to finalize our plans and in fact are still doing so, despite the workplace changes we've now made at Blizzard. That includes considering a range of scenarios and possibilities, not just in terms of the show, but also regarding what the experience would be for you. We know BlizzCon also involves preparation on your part, so we'll do our best to provide as much clarity as we can, as quickly as we can.

In the meantime, please be good to one another, stay well, and know that we're holding everyone impacted by COVID-19 in our thoughts."

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