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Dragon Con cancels in-person Atlanta tournament, strikes on-line for 2020 amid Covid-19 pandemic – artwork and tradition


Organizers of a well-liked sci-fi, myth and gaming conference in Atlanta have introduced that the in-person tournament — Dragon Con — will probably be cancelled this yr in line with the coronavirus pandemic.

Dragon Con was once at the beginning set to happen over Labour Day weekend. It’s going to as an alternative be moved on-line for a digital tournament, officers introduced Monday.

“After many months of hand-wringing, sleepless nights, and extra Zoom conferences than we will depend, we now have made up our minds that Dragon Con 2020 tournament is probably not held in user,” the organizers introduced at the tournament’s web page, pronouncing they may no longer ensure the protection of the development amid the pandemic.

The conference was once set to mark its 34th yr in Atlanta. Closing yr’s tournament drew its biggest crowd with 85,000 members throughout 4 days, organizers instructed information shops.

“We have been not off course for 90,000 for this yr,” The Atlanta Magazine-Charter quoted spokesman Dan Carroll as pronouncing.

Carroll stated organizers are operating on plans to provide a unfastened digital model of the conference, which might characteristic panels, highlights from previous years and digital gown contests, amongst different occasions.

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