TwitchCon shall be happening in San Diego between October 7-9, and in the event you had any ideas about attending in any way, know that the organisers are beneath the idea that we’re dwelling in 2019, not 2022, and that you simply’re very a lot going to be taking your private security into your individual fingers.
In a piece known as “Well being Measures” on the present’s web site (spotted by Zach Bussey), organisers say that “TwitchCon San Diego shall be offered in accordance with relevant public well being and security pointers as of the date of the occasion”, which signifies that “the well being and security measures for our occasion could change at any time as decided by federal or native authorities companies, the venue and/or Twitch.”
Because it stands at time of publishing, nevertheless, these measures are virtually non-existent. Attendees received’t must be vaccinated, received’t want to indicate check outcomes and received’t even have to put on a masks:
We’re continuously reviewing our well being and security pointers together with native authorities. In accordance with present native pointers, there shall be no COVID-19 vaccination or testing necessities at TwitchCon San Diego. Though masks are inspired, they don’t seem to be at the moment required to attend TwitchCon. Please guarantee you might be comfy with our present well being and security measures earlier than you buy your ticket to TwitchCon.
This pandemic isn’t over! California is recording 50,000 new instances a day (as of this week), and the recently-held Comedian-Con confirmed these large occasions are nonetheless serving to unfold Covid, with even star panellists like George R.R. Martin coming away from the present testing constructive. With vaccinations on the degree they’re, and other people simply typically desirous to be over the pandemic, you possibly can perceive some lessening of restrictions, if solely so the present may happen in any respect, however to desert all of them? That’s extraordinarily shitty.
Particularly when TwitchCon’s line is that “nicely San Diego doesn’t have guidelines so we received’t both”, when Comedian-Con—a a lot larger occasion—was solely simply held on the identical venue in the identical metropolis, and its organisers mandated not solely the sporting of masks, but additionally proof of vaccination (or a current adverse check).
When Twitch say that “the well being and security measures for our occasion could change at any time”, let’s hope that point could be very quickly, in any other case attending positive seems like a dangerous thought.