There was no BlizzCon in 2020 due to the pandemic, but BlizzConline earlier this year was a sort of replacement for it.
It doesn't take much to look at all the revelations coming out of a BlizzCon coinciding with a major anniversary for Blizzard itself and see the plethora of merchandising opportunities just waiting for you to purchase them.
Next month, we're getting BlizzConline, a completely virtual BlizzCon postponed from late last year due to the COVID pandemic.
2020 may have come and gone without a BlizzCon, but that hasn't stopped Blizzard from putting together a virtual event, "BlizzConline," coming next month -- it also hasn't stopped the community from coming together.
Save your gold and your Arcane Dust: BlizzConline will be free to any and all viewers.
So we have just learned that in the absence of their annual BlizzCon fan event/exposition/game announcement/demo/rock concert/eardrum-damaging lobby party, Blizzard has settled on February 19-20 for an online edition of the show.
Big conventions are either delaying, canceling, or going fully online -- conventions like PaizoCon and the recently announced Homecon being fully online affairs now.
It's official: We're going to be experiencing one of the few years without a BlizzCon.