TwitchCon San Diego Is No Longer Happening This Year

TwitchCon San Diego Is No Longer Happening This Year

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TwitchCon San Diego is not happening this fall anymore. 

On Twitter, it was announced that TwitchCon San Diego has been cancelled due to health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second TwitchCon this year that has been cancelled, as it was announced that TwitchCon Amsterdam was no longer taking place earlier this year. 

"Due to restrictions on large gatherings and ongoing concerns for the health and safety of our community, the Twitch team, and the local San Diego community, we have decided to cancel TwitchCon San Diego this fall," the tweet stated. "We are gutted that we won't be able to see all of you in person to connect and show you what we've been creating for you over the past year. While we can't gather in person, we're exploring ways that we could join forces in an alternate dimension later this year. We'll keep you posted."

This is the second convention this week to be cancelled. Earlier this week, it was announced that PAX Australia will not be taking place this October. The event was also cancelled due to the effects of COVID-19. Despite the event not taking place, the team behind the convention stated that they are finding "new and exciting ways to connect you and the PAX community with your favourite content and creators," hinting at a digital event taking PAX Australia's place. While PAX Australia has been cancelled, PAX West, which is planned to take place a month earlier than PAX Australia was, has not been cancelled yet. As it does not seem that there is any way for the event to happen safely in September, it is likely to be cancelled or moved online in some way. 

Stay tuned to see what the Twitch team has in store to take TwitchCon San Diego's place. 

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