"Nico Nico Chokaigi 2021" online event will be changed due to the spread of the novel coronavirus
"Nico Nico Chokaigi 2021", which was scheduled to be held in April 2021 as a huge "Nico Nico" event, will will not be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba and will be held instead online as "Nico Nico Net Chokaigi 2021".
At the same time, it was announced that the schedule will be changed from the original "From April 18 to April 25" to "From April 24 to May 1".
"Nico Nico Chokaigi" is an event held every year dedicated to the "fusion of the real world theand internet" that has been held since 2012
"Nico Nico Chokaigi 2020" in April 2020 was moved online for the first time due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, and in August of the same year, a summer online super conference was also held. During the eight-day session, the number of online visitors was 16.38 million in April and 17.73 million in August, and more than 100 user-initiated projects were successfully gathered.
This year, which marks the 10th anniversary of the event, "Nico Nico Chokaigi" was planned to be held in a new form to further promote the event, with the first 6 days being held online and the last 2 days being held at Makuhari Messe.
However, considering the uncertain situation with the spread of the novel coronavirus, it was announced that the event will be moved to online format as soon as possible. Dwango, the organizer, said, "Utilizing the experience of the past two times, we will proceed with preparations with related companies so that users can enjoy it as a more advanced online superconference."
"Nico Nico Net Chokaigi 2021" will be held online from April 24 to May 1. Details of the event will be announced later on the "Nico Nico Live Broadcasting" website.
[Natsuno Takeshi / President of Dwango]
The "Nico Nico Ultra Conference" has been growing as a real event since 2012, and has evolved into a stronger and more passionate event by holding it online even last year when the Corona disaster struck. With no end in sight for the new coronavirus, and with online communication becoming more and more widespread, we would like to make the most of the strength of NicoNico, which allows us to feel the warmth and enthusiasm of people, and create a super conference that is worthy of this 10th anniversary year.
Please look forward to "Nico Nico Net Chokaigi 2021", which has taken a new step.