It is with a heavy heart that we report today that its official Comic Con San Diego 2020 is cancelled. It is the first time in its 50+ year history the con has had to cancel, but safety first.
Yes, SDCC is cancelled due to corona virus. This is the official statement from the SDCC organizers:
“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 organization said in a statement. “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.”
If you have already purchased your badges, or booked hotel stays this is the updated information. Fans who purchased badges will have option to request a refund or to transfer their badges to Comic-Con 2021, organizers have confirmed. Badge holders will receive email instructions within the next week. Comic-Con’s official hotel affiliate onPeak will be canceling all hotel reservations and refunding all deposits.
“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the organization. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”