San Diego Comic-Con will not take place this year

By Stephany Nunneley
18 April 2020 16:34 GMT

Like other conventions before it, San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled this year.

For the first time in its 50-year history, San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), has been canceled.

Organizers behind the annual event have announced there would be no Comic-Con convention in 2020. SDCC will instead return July 22-25, 2021.

Those behind the event were hoping COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer, but due to recent health advisories and statements by the Governor of California, it was made clear to organizers it would “not be safe to move forward with plans for this year.”

SDCC also announced that individuals who purchased badges for the event can request a refund or transfer their badges to Comic-Con 2021.

All 2020 badge holders will receive an email within the next week with instructions on how to request a refund. Comic-Con’s official hotel affiliate, onPeak, will also be canceling all hotel reservations and refunding all deposits made through them. Officials said there is no need for those who booked through the service to request a refund or make a cancellation as the process will be handled automatically.

Similarly, WonderCon Anaheim, which was to have been held April 10-12, will return to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 26-28, 2021.

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