Spiel, Essen Cancelled.

It is one of the biggest gaming gatherings outside of North America, attracting hundreds of thousands of gamers from all over the world and it has just recently been announced that this years Spiel in Essen, Germany has been cancelled.  #stayhomeplaygames, #stayhomesavelives, #stayinsavelives,

From the announcement

Dear SPIELers,

With great regret, we have to announce today that we have to postpone this year’s SPIEL, which was planned for 22nd to 25th of October 2020, to the date 14th to 17th of October 2021.

The health of our exhibitors, visitors, guests and employees is very important to us.

We have been observing the very dynamic national and international development regarding Covid-19 very closely over the last weeks and months and have explored all possibilities for the implementation of SPIEL ’20, also in coordination with the authorities. Unfortunately, this has led to the conclusion that due to force majeure, we will not be able to run SPIEL ’20 on the intended date, either factually or technically. After a long time of consideration we have come to the painful conclusion that SPIEL will have to be postponed by one year.

However, we are already looking ahead to SPIEL ’21 and can’t wait to welcome you next year again.

Until then, please stay safe and healthy.

Your SPIEL-Team

Published by Marc Farrimond

I'm a 55 year guy from Wigan in Lancashire living in Edinburgh, Scotland with two of my four awesome kids and my long suffering wife Laura. I have worked freelance over the years for some of the biggest names in tabletop and roleplaying and I am a very keen cosplayer and photographer.

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