Coronavirus Cancels San Diego Comic-Con
According to the official website for the San Diego Comic-Con, the live event has officially been cancelled due to COVID-19. This event has been held annually for fifty years and for the first time, it has had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic affecting so many people around the world. There’s no word on whether or not the organizers intend to do something digital to make up for the cancellation but they will be holding the event in July next year, perhaps skipping 2020 as so many of us wish we could.
“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” said David Glanzer, a Comic-Con representative. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.” The official website post clarifies that the state of California is prohibiting mass gatherings due to the pandemic and this rule will be in affect until the virus is cured or otherwise destroyed.
According to the Comic-Con organizers, the WonderCon Anaheim event has also been officially cancelled, planning to go full steam ahead next year around the same time. Anyone who purchased tickets, badges, hotel reservations, etc. for SDCC will be reimbursed over the coming months. “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,” said the recent SDCC statement.
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