In a decision we all expected, but hoped it wouldn’t come to pass, especially with the time that was taken to make the announcement, Comic-Con International made the decision yesterday to cancel this year’s con. The decision was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country, and the world.
In a statement from Comic-Con International:
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.
With this cancellation, it’ll be the first time in the convention’s 50 year history that it’ll be cancelled. Though we won’t have an SDCC this year, it’s scheduled to make it’s return in 2021 on July 22-35, 2021.
Those who’ve purchased passes & booked early bird hotels, emails are expected to go out next week in how to get refunds for those bookings and purchases.
Source: SDCC Blog