Date: 20th April 2020
For the first time in a half-century, the San Diego Comic-Con show won’t go on this year. Event organizers said today that the 2020 confab has been canceled over coronavirus concerns and have set dates for July 2021.
In the official statement, the company says they had hoped to delay this decision but due to continuous monitoring of health advisors in California, they realised it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year.
For those who purchased badges for the 2020 convention, the organization is offering an option to request a refund or full transfer of their badges to next year’s event and should expect to receive an email within the next week with instructions.
Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for its conventions each year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood, they had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer. Continuous monitoring of health advisories and recent statements by the Governor of California have made it clear that it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year.
Similarly, WonderCon Anaheim, which was to have been held April 10-12, 2020 will return to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 26-28, 2021.
Source: Press Release