Yes, the title is a dreadful pun; this is the best I could do at 3:00 a.m. (I am suffering from insomnia yet again).
I have news of not one, but two different virtual cons (short for fan conventions) taking place in two of the most popular social VR platforms, Rec Room and VRChat.
Let’s start with the one that is happening first: RecCon.
RecCon is a free community event in Rec Room where players from all around the world will meet up for various activities, Q&As, exhibit halls, and panels. There will be five exhibit halls at the con:
- Artist Alley Expo Hall
- Portfolio Expo Hall
- Classes Expo Hall
- Inventors Expo Hall
- Clubs Expo Hall
RecCon takes place November 28th and 29th, 2020. For more information, and to learn how to host a panel, event, or booth in the expo hall, please see this webpage.
VRCon takes place December 11th to 13th, 2020 in VRChat. The deadline to apply for a virtual booth is December 6th; here is the application form. For more information, and to learn how to get involved, please follow their Twitter or join their Discord server.
Here’s a short promotional video which was just posted to YouTube: