It should come as no shock by now with the coronavirus pandemic, but this year’s San Diego Comic Con is officially cancelled.
Comic Con International issued a statement:
“For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret, that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.
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.”
Rumors slipped out last week that this was coming, and over the last few days Early Bird Hotel reservations were locked; leading people to believe the announcement was imminent.
This is not a postponement, instead it’s cancelled and we’ll hopefully have a SDCC next summer.