The 2020 San Diego Comic-Con has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the convention has set a 2021 date.
“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 Comic-Con Inernational. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”
The cancellation of the event will mark the first time in 50 years that the show will not go on.
An official statement from Comic-Con International said that the cancellation is “is the right thing to do” and that Comic-Con International “wants to do all we can to fight the spread of this virus and support workers who are on the front line, fighting this battle.”
Check out the rest of the official statement of the San Diego Comic-Con cancellation below:
There will be better days ahead, and we believe the Comic-Con Museum will play an important role in San Diego’s recovery after COVID-19. We are a destination city and tourism is vital to our economy. The development and opening of the Comic-Con Museum will act as a catalyst to reopen one of the world’s best urban park’s and a destination city known world-wide.
Some of the proposed Phase I renovations will shift, but this will not scale back the visitor experience. Our 2021 grand opening is still on track and you will soon see building plans that illustrate this transformation. To ensure we stay connected in this new reality, the Museum will introduce new and creative digital ways to bring the magic of Comic-Con to you all year-round.
San Diego Comic-Con joins fellow California convention Anaheim WonderCon in cancellation.
Anaheim WonderCon would have been held April 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center, but has now been rescheduled to March 26-28, 2021.