San Diego Comic-Con is officially canceled for 2020. Per a statement released today by organizers, this is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This news is not altogether surprising as so many major events have been canceled. Many in the industry were hoping to see this event as the launch back to normalcy. Yet, packing thousands into one room for hours doesn’t feel too comfortable for everyone.
Their official Facebook post read, “The last few weeks have been an unprecedented time. Since it is becoming apparent that COVID-19 restrictions will not be a short-term matter, we have made the sad decision to cancel Comic-Con for the first time in its 50-year history. 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. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center July 22-25, 2021.”
Ticket holders have an option to rollover their tickets to 2021 or ask for a refund. The statement reads, “Individuals who purchased badges for Comic-Con 2020 will have the option to request a refund or roll-over their badges to Comic-Con 2021. All 2020 badge holders and Exhibitors will receive an email within the next week with instructions on how to request a refund or transfer their payments for Comic-Con 2021.”
Continuing, “We thank our friends for your continued support, and we are exploring the possibility of an online presence that should give us all an opportunity to share in the community for which Comic-Con is famous.”
For more information visit the Comic-Con website.
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