Tennocon, the annual Warframe fan convention, returns in July as a digital event

Tennocon 2021
(Image credit: Digital Extremes)

The annual Warframe fan convention Tennocon took place entirely online last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but that didn't keep a lot of big news from coming out of it. Sadly, the pandemic persists, and so Tennocon 2021 will once again be a fully digital event when it returns in July.

Despite that, developer Digital Extremes promises "a full day of game reveals, in-game activities, developer panels," plus a cosplay contest, community art show, and more. A trio of Tennocon packs is also available for purchase: A Digital Pack of in-game cosmetics, items and Baro’s Relay for $25, a Merchandise Pack for $45 with physical swag including a commemorative T-shirt, pin, lanyard and acrylic charm, badge, and more, and the Tennocon Bundle, an all-of-the-above package for $65. 

50 percent of the funds raised by sales of the Tennocon packs will be donated to Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness, a charity based in Digital Extremes' hometown of London, Ontario that provides emergency shelter and supportive housing for adults and youth.

"Unity Project is excited to partner with Digital Extremes and for the opportunity to engage the gaming industry in solutions to the growing crisis of homelessness in cities and towns everywhere," Unity Project executive director Chuck Lazenby said. 

"The COVID-19 pandemic further exposed system gaps and failures but it also mobilized a system response and an appetite for real change. We are grateful for our partnership with Digital Extremes and for the progress we can make together to ensure that housing, with appropriate supports, is accessible to all as the solution to homelessness."

Tennocon 2021 will take place on July 17. More information about what's in store, including a full schedule of events, is "coming soon." Until then, you can find out more (and throw down some cash for one of those Tennocon packs, if you like) at warframe.com.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.