Star Wars Celebration has been the latest entertainment convention to get canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. The event was scheduled to run from August 27 through 30 in the Anaheim Convention Center, where Disney holds their bi-annual D23 Expo.
Organizers made an official statement regarding the cancelation:
To our Star Wars Celebration fans and friends,
At Star Wars Celebration, the health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests, and staff is always our number one priority. Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 virus and in speaking with local and state authorities on the latest public health guidelines related to indoor conventions, we have made the decision to cancel Star Wars Celebration for 2020.
While this news is disappointing, we are happy to announce that Star Wars Celebration will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 18-21, 2022.
Fans who have already purchased tickets can get a refund or have their tickets transferred over to the next celebration. Fans who chose to have their ticket transferred will receive a free limited edition Stormtrooper pin.
All information about transferring your tickets or requesting a refund can be found at starwarscelebration.com, and all ticket holders will receive an e-mail with detailed instructions on how to submit your request.
Star Wars Celebration becomes the third convention in California to be shut down due to the coronavirus. The coronavirus pandemic has already seen July’s San Diego Comic-Con canceled; however, Comic-Con At Home was announced giving fans around the globe a chance to attend (for free) SDCC from the comfort of their own homes.
Source: Star Wars