San Diego Comic-Con 2020 is Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns
It was to take place in late July but Comic-Con International: San Diego (aka San Diego Comic-Con) is officially canceled for 2020 due to COVID-19.
This is the first cancelation in the conventions over 50 years. The next planned convention is for July 22-25, 2021.
Badge-holders will receive an email in the coming week with instructions for how to either request a refund or to transfer their badge for the 2021 show. Hotel reservations booked through onPeak will be canceled and refunded.
WonderCon is also officialy canceled for the year after initially being “postponed.”
The Comic-Con Museum’s opening is also being delayed due to these events.
From the announcement:
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.
“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the organization. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”
(via sister site Graphic Policy)