Game Developers Conference Postponed Due to Coronavirus

An Important GDC 2020 Update announces that the 2020 Game Developers Conference is being postponed due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Word is they plan to reschedule the trade show to an unspecified time this summer:
After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community around the world, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Game Developers Conference this March.

Having spent the past year preparing for the show with our advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we're genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time.

We want to thank all our customers and partners for their support, open discussions and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the community comes together and connects at GDC. For this reason, we fully intend to host a GDC event later in the summer. We will be working with our partners to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans in the coming weeks.

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Re: Game Developers Conference Postponed Due to Coronavirus
Mar 1, 2020, 20:47
Re: Game Developers Conference Postponed Due to Coronavirus Mar 1, 2020, 20:47
Mar 1, 2020, 20:47
Beamer wrote on Mar 1, 2020, 17:13:
Prez wrote on Mar 1, 2020, 13:19:
I think the level of fear that this has generated is not proportional to the actual threat. It just seems everyone is grossly overreacting. I shudder to think of the mass hysteria that would occur if a virus that was actually a real global, high-lethality viral threat were to come along.

Cue the inevitable "Prez wants old people to die!" comments.

I haven't seen fear, I've seen precautions. Postponing conferences that tens of thousands go to? We don't have enough information, so it's smart. Wouldn't you want to, were you an organizer, if you thought it was possible even 1 person would die as a direct result?

I'm not saying it's anyone here; but I definitely see fear spreading. If it were my sole decision I'd have still had the conference. My perspective is that it's very possible that this virus might become one of those that just pops up every season and is never quite obliterated. Or it mutates, rendering any vaccine ineffective. Are we just going to hole up in our homes forever?

I work at an international hub; literally thousands of people come through every day. The one precaution taken has been not having our pilots fly to or from affected provinces in China, but work continues unabated. Life goes on - there will always be something to worry about. Take proper precautions to protect yourself and go on living.
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