CMoN Expo 2020 cancelled due to Corona fears
The Coronavirus strain COVID-19 has impacted not only the world, but also our tiny little corner in the board gaming scene. Numerous conventions have cancelled, trying to avoid the bringing together of people from all over the world, in an effort to contain spread of this novel disease. GDC, the Game Developers Conference scheduled for late March was cancelled, Facebook and Google’s developer conferences were closed, and now the Cool Mini or Not Expo, held every May, has been cancelled for 2020. CMoN, itself an international company, made the following statement today:
“This year, we had a very difficult decision to make. The Coronavirus pandemic is spreading at an alarming rate, and most governments are asking their citizens to refrain from big public gatherings. With a heavy heart, CMON has decided, for the safety of our employees, our guests and our attendees, to cancel CMON Expo 2020.”
Historically a gaming fest for all things cool (or not), the Cool Mini Expo in Atlanta has been a staple board game convention, highlighting new games from the producer and tons of great swag. Only time will tell if this is the first of several major board game conventions to be skipped in 2020 for health reasons. In the meantime, everybody stay safe, wash hands and be smart.