Tampa, FL [March 30th, 2020]: On March 12th, we made an announcement about upcoming news regarding GCX 2020. We feel, because of recent developments, it’s time we loop back on this topic.
GCX ‘20 | Previously, we told you GCX ‘20 will happen in some form and we’re standing by that. In order to produce an event that we believe you deserve, we have worked tirelessly to come up with a way to keep this convention going forward. Under the circumstances, a live, in person event would interfere with the spirit of the community we wish to cultivate. This year we’re making a decision to move from a live event to a digital, closed set live event. So, what does that mean? Well, first and foremost it means GCX ‘20 is still happening. However, we won’t be moving forward with our in-person event at Rosen Shingle Creek on June 26th and 27th. We’re working with our partners at Full Sail University to produce a closed set live event that will be digitally streamed sometime later this summer.
Our digital event will be the conclusion of the fundraising season for GCX ‘20. We want to end strong and give people one last chance to donate. The live show will give developers and publishers a chance to show you their games and what they’ve been working on. With many shows being cancelled due to Covid-19, we want to create a centralized place for all of this hard work to be showcased. We’re working on dates now and will announce them in the months ahead.
We’re also working with our friends at Rosen Shingle Creek to potentially host a smaller event in the winter. As our plans solidify, we’ll announce further details to you so stick close to our social channels for new details over the coming weeks and months.
GCX ‘21 | We’re thrilled to announce that GCX ‘21 is confirmed for June 12th – 13th, 2021 at Rosen Shingle Creek. For those of you who have pre-purchased tickets for GCX ’20 and would like to use them for GCX ‘21 instead, you don’t have to do anything. Your tickets will be automatically transferred next year.
Ticketing/Refunds | If you’ve pre-purchased your tickets to the GCX ‘20 live event and don’t want to carry those tickets over to GCX ‘21 event, refunds will be issued by Nightout minus 15% service charge and credit card processing fees that Nightout charges. Please contact our ticketing partner Nightout to receive your pre-purchased ticket refund. As we stated above, for those of you who want to carry over your tickets then you are good to go. For anyone who has booked their hotel room, Rosen Shingle Creek is going to cancel that reservation via email.
Charity Marathon | Our GCX ’20 Charity Marathon is fully confirmed for June 14th – 21st. We have some exciting announcements coming your way as the GCX ‘20 Charity Marathon stands to be the largest charitable event in gaming. The full schedule for the marathon will be posted on our site and social channels within the coming months. Stay tuned!
While we all know this situation isn’t ideal, we believe in the power of our community to rally together and support the GCX ‘20 Charity Marathon to continue to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital while our Rare Drop Team plans to provide a stellar digital event experience that will warm our quarantined hearts. Be safe and be well.
– The Rare Drop Team