It has been a few months since Blizzard announced that BlizzCon was cancelled for 2020. That update held out the possibility of some alternative to the in-person event that Blizzard puts on most years down at the Anaheim convention center. Today we got an update. There will be a BlizzCon Online in early 2021. BlizzConline.
The opening says:
Attune your chronometers, flip your hourglasses, set a notification on your phone—however you mark the passage of time, save the date for BlizzConline™, set to take place February 19–20, 2021!
While circumstances are keeping us from gathering in person this year, we’re putting together a little something early next year to channel the spirit of BlizzCon into the form of an online show. We still have a lot of planning to do, and it’ll be some time before we’re ready to share more details—but we wanted to provide a heads-up on how you can be a part of the online fun.
Details are sparse at this time, though there is a plan for some events like a community showcase, which will include:
- Cosplay Exhibition
- Cosplay Contest
- Art Contest
- Digital Storytelling Contest
- Talent Spotlight
- March of the Murlocs
The deadline to sign up for these events is January 4, 2021. Details about each and a link to sign up are included in the announcement.