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I probably should have asked this sooner from the time I heard of it, but is their any other reason outside of a pleasant coincidence that the date of Tennocon was moved to the day of my birthday rather than 4 days before it?

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On 2020-02-20 at 9:55 PM, (NSW)Finlaena said:

Has TennoCon typically been held at the same venue the last couple years? I'd rather go with an Airbnb than a hotel, but I have to make sure it's in close proximity to wherever this is being held, lmao. 

 

On 2020-02-21 at 9:25 PM, (PS4)ayaCOHEN said:

Probably the same venue. It’s been there for at least two years in a row wasn’t it? 

All previous years were in london Ontario so my guess go to london convention center ^.^ 

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13 hours ago, andymous87 said:

I probably should have asked this sooner from the time I heard of it, but is their any other reason outside of a pleasant coincidence that the date of Tennocon was moved to the day of my birthday rather than 4 days before it?

The first weekend or the second as usual so basicly you are just lucky ^.^ 

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Someone needs to ask them "when are you actually going to deliver on what you promise instead of faffing around and throwing stuff together at the last minute like Railjack?"

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the date is saved and i wait more info to book my travel from Switzerland

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I can't wait for TennoCon to see what'll be promised, and not getting what was promised later. 

I'm totally not talking about Empyrean.

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I truly wonder which frame we get when we view tennocon live or in person, hopefully its something worthwhile

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I'm seriously considering coming along from Ireland this year but would really like to hear other peoples experiences of past tenno-cons. Is there a lot to do at the event or is it mostly just panels? Is there any kind of ice-breaker/meet fellow players type of activities? How long are the days? Does much happen in the evenings? (e.g: mixers, parties, etc?)

I'm also on PS4 and would be interested in playing with some folks who are also attending beforehand! :)

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Sadly don't think I could attend this year if I wanted to. But if I could, can I get the value of my VIP ticket from last year applied? I got the digital goods, but no shirt and swag as I had to keep my IRL Kavat from reaching 0% stability. 

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my dream is to attend a tennocon but sadly i live in the other side of the world , and it's really hard to take a tourist visa to canada from my country 😞 , well i'll keep finding a way to attend the next ones much love ❤️❤️ 

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Is Tennocon going to still happen with the Coronavirus? I was hoping to go this year, but so many other gaming conventions have been heavily impacted or even delayed.

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23 hours ago, IntheCoconut said:

Is Tennocon going to still happen with the Coronavirus? I was hoping to go this year, but so many other gaming conventions have been heavily impacted or even delayed.

They mentioned in the last DevStream that they're taking a "wait and see" approach and, if absolutely necessary, they'll scrap the physical show itself and have it as a strictly online-only deal. Heavy emphasis on 'if'. That's the main reason why they haven't announced a date for tickets to go on sale yet.

Strictly IMHO, if a show like Emerald City Comic Con can still go on (and Washington State already has one confirmed case of COVID) with them taking extra precautions, I don't see why the show couldn't go on for TennoCon, especially since it's so far out in the future. For all we know, someone may develop a vaccine before then. Anything could happen between now and in the weeks before TennoCon happens.

Although given the infamous reputation geek conventions in general have for having people who, for whatever the reason is, refuse to bathe and/or practice basic hygiene, I wouldn't be surprised if we're in for a super rough con season in general this year...

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9 hours ago, (NSW)Finlaena said:

They mentioned in the last DevStream that they're taking a "wait and see" approach and, if absolutely necessary, they'll scrap the physical show itself and have it as a strictly online-only deal. Heavy emphasis on 'if'. That's the main reason why they haven't announced a date for tickets to go on sale yet.

Strictly IMHO, if a show like Emerald City Comic Con can still go on (and Washington State already has one confirmed case of COVID) with them taking extra precautions, I don't see why the show couldn't go on for TennoCon, especially since it's so far out in the future. For all we know, someone may develop a vaccine before then. Anything could happen between now and in the weeks before TennoCon happens.

Although given the infamous reputation geek conventions in general have for having people who, for whatever the reason is, refuse to bathe and/or practice basic hygiene, I wouldn't be surprised if we're in for a super rough con season in general this year...

Canada's in a particularly rough situation as far as COVID goes though, so I can totally understand their "wait and see" mentality.

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It would be nice to know if the cost of the digital ticket is going to go up this year. And if so, what are you offering to justify charging even more. If not, just the price would be nice to know, and when they will go on sale.

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22 hours ago, (NSW)Finlaena said:

They mentioned in the last DevStream that they're taking a "wait and see" approach and, if absolutely necessary, they'll scrap the physical show itself and have it as a strictly online-only deal. Heavy emphasis on 'if'. That's the main reason why they haven't announced a date for tickets to go on sale yet.

Strictly IMHO, if a show like Emerald City Comic Con can still go on (and Washington State already has one confirmed case of COVID) with them taking extra precautions, I don't see why the show couldn't go on for TennoCon, especially since it's so far out in the future. For all we know, someone may develop a vaccine before then. Anything could happen between now and in the weeks before TennoCon happens.

Although given the infamous reputation geek conventions in general have for having people who, for whatever the reason is, refuse to bathe and/or practice basic hygiene, I wouldn't be surprised if we're in for a super rough con season in general this year...

The outbreak is currently small in the western hemisphere. This is why most events around now can still go ahead with relatively low risk. By the time tennocon rolls around it might be a full blown pandemic, and therefore much more dangerous to host a large event. So, "far in the future" is generally more dangerous than the present. Unless, as you mention, a vaccine is developed before then (nevermind the "eight to ten years often needed to develop a new vaccine" https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK98400/.) I think DE are doing the right thing here and not assuming a vaccine will be not only developed but also tested and produced on massive scale in ~ 6 months. 

I'm sure that anyone with experience organizing such an event would consult an expert about these things, which is probably why they've made these decisions. Trusting these experts is probably the right thing to do 🙂

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E3 just canceled, NBA shut down. I suspect we will hear something either during DevStream tomorrow or tonight during PrimeTime

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Due to the widespread concerns surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the attendee event portion of TennoCon 2020. While this was not an easy decision for us to make, the health and well-being of our players and our development team is our top priority.

Sharing the magic and excitement of TennoCon is still incredibly important to us.

We are putting together plans that will enable every Tenno worldwide to digitally share in the magic and excitement of TennoCon on July 11. We’ll have more details to share soon.

Despite the lack of physical event this year, we will still work to support local charity partners. We will announce more details -- including this year’s charities -- soon.

We sincerely apologize to any Tenno who planned to attend TennoCon. If you’ve already booked travel arrangements, we strongly recommend you reach out to your travel provider as soon as possible.

For more information on COVID-19 please see here.

We will continue to update www.tennocon.com as we prepare for a digital TennoCon 2020.

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That's a shame. I already booked a flight and a hotel and that sure wasn't cheap. I presume there won't be a cosplay contest this year?

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Wise decision. Lets hope they do the same for the Olympics and stuff

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On 2020-03-12 at 1:53 PM, Filanwizard said:

E3 just canceled, NBA shut down. I suspect we will hear something either during DevStream tomorrow or tonight during PrimeTime

Damn boi. Spot on

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And Corona kills another event... or half kills in this case. Should be interesting to see how this adapts. This is probably for the best though. E3 needed to adapt to a digital landscape as well and it's just been a slow death for the event for a number of years now. Maybe Tennocon can actually produce something more engaging for the larger audience that can't actually attend.

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