Blizzard Wants To Bring BlizzCon Back In 2023, Employees Plan Another Walkout

Let's hope nothing stands in the way.

Aspen Pash
By Aspen Pash, News Editor July 7, 2022
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The last in-person BlizzCon was in 2019, then, due to the spread of COVID-19, another Blizzcon hasn't been held for almost 3 years. Well, at least in-person since there was BlizzConline in February of 2021. While many fans were hoping 2022 would be the year to be reunited with their friends at BlizzCon, again the convention was canceled.

However, Mike Ybarra–President of Blizzard Entertainment–recently told the LA Times in an interview that he was determined to relaunch BlizzCon. “We recently hired a new leader of BlizzCon, April McKee, who is hard at work on that plan...we are committed to bringing back BlizzCon in 2023.”

Let’s hope a new strand of COVID-19 doesn’t emerge or anything else that could potentially stop BlizzCon 2023 from happening.

Counter to this news, A Better ABK took to Twitter to announce another planned employee walkout in protest of ABK's heathcare and protection policies in light of the recent Roe v Wade overturning. The walkout is currently planned for July 21st and hopes to sway Activision Blizzard leadership to install "protections of ABK employees from external threats like the recent overturn of Roe V. Wade, and internal threats such as retaliation and harassment while in the workplace."

Note: Activision Blizzard is still under investigation by the state of California for serious harassment charges. CEO Bobby Kotick is alleged to have known about such actions within his company – and performed some himself – and shielded the perpetrators from consequences.

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Aspen Pash
Aspen Pash, News Editor
Aspen is an avid gamer currently residing in Japan. She is most attracted to games narrative design and is a huge fan of player choice in games. If Aspen is not playing games, she is most certainly writing about them.

Discussion (2)

Flintstone 4 months ago
Blizzard are no longer a game company.
Blizzard need to give game development now.
Blizzard are now a gambling company.

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