Those planning to venture out to sunny California for the upcoming WonderCon 2020 convention will be deeply saddened to learn that this year’s convention has been postponed indefinitely due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus.
The announcement of WonderCon 2020s’ cancellation is just one more large scale pop culture event to be added to the ever-growing list of convention and concert cancellations due to COVID-19. Other events announcing postponement and cancellations include SXSW, the Coachella Music Festival, Download Music Festival, Emerald City Comic Con, the SIFF Film Festival, CinemaCon and many, many more.
However, don’t pack up your cosplay and sunglasses just yet, as we have yet to hear any news about San Diego Comic-Con being postponed. In a statement, WonderCon organizers said:
To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health announced a recommendation that gatherings and events of more than 250 people should either be postponed or cancelled. Comic-Con (organizer of WonderCon) will abide by this recommendation. Therefore WonderCon Anaheim, scheduled for April 10-12, 2020 in Anaheim, California, will be postponed until a later date. We will begin processing refunds in the coming days.
The organizers made sure to note that no decision on San Diego Comic-Con has been made at this time and as of right now the annual comic book and ultimate pop culture convention is slated to take place from July 23 through July 26. We certainly expect to hear some news regarding San Diego Comic-Con soon, however, as it is notably one of the largest conventions in the country garnering easily over 100,000 attendees per year.
For now, we will have to wait and see how this situation will unfold and we certainly hope for the best!
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