The San Diego Comic Con 2020 has been cancelled

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In 2020, the San Diego Comic Con will not be taking over the San Diego Convention Center for four days of celebration. This is the first time in its 50 years of existence and is due to the current health situation, which does not allow for large-scale events to be held.

The No. 1 event in pop culture and comics, which welcomes 135,000 visitors each year, made the announcement in a press release issued this Friday, April 17. In it, the organizers said: “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”. Before concluding by telling the fans: “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”

Even if the 2020 edition has been cancelled, the San Diego Comic Con is already preparing its next edition, which will be held from July 22 to 25, 2021. The WonderCon Anaheim, another event initiated by the same organizers and previously announced as postponed, is also cancelled and will be returning from March 26 to 28, 2021.

Two solutions are offered to badge holders for the 2020 edition of the San Diego Comic Con. Either they can receive a refund or they can switch their badge for the 2021 edition. Many of them are likely to opt for the second option given the difficulty of getting that famous ticket.

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