Today, the official account for San Diego Comic Con reported that the convention will be, in fact, canceled. This shouldn’t come as a shock to any one, given our current situation regarding COVID-19.
The dates for SDCC we’re scheduled for July 23-26.
Reports are also saying that Star Wars Celebration won’t be too far behind.
Here’s the official comment made by Comic Con International:
“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.”
Customers that have already bought their badges will be either issued a refund or can transfer their badges for the 2021 convention.
This could be a huge hit for movie studios, as they showcase their big projects during the event.
Here’s to hoping they do a virtual Hall H panel.
No further information has been disclosed.
Source: THR via Comic Con International