First time this thing happen in 50 years that San Diego Comic con is canceled The continued spread of the coronavirus claimed yet another big event on the 2020 entertainment calendar this Friday when the San Diego Comic -Con announced the annual entertainment and comic book convention would be postponed until 2021.
San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest comic book event in the world, is officially canceled. Instead, the event will run next year, from July 22 to July 25, 2021.
For the first time in its 50 year history, San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled. The state of emergency has been declared in California, and the governor, Gavin Newsom, confirmed this week that big events were “not on the horizon” in the near future.
This event is considered one of the biggest fan conventions in North America, and more than 120,000 people were supposed to attend this mega event from 23-26 July. However, organizers said that looking at the current health crisis and for everyone’s safety, this event can’t be organized.
The organizers said in a statement that:
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’s the right decision. We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.
People from all around the world come to San Diego to attend this mega event. This event is a massive life changer for the local businesses of San Diego. Those who have already bought badges for the event would have the option, according to the organizers, to either ask for a complete refund or pass their badges to Comic-Con 2021.
Comic-Con join a long list of entertainment activities that have been canceled because of the COVID-19.