The annual pop culture convention will return to the San Diego Convention Center in July next year
For the first time ever in the 50-year history of the San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration announced with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020.
“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” explained 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.”
The SDCC organizer had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer, since there are a lot of exhibitors and stakeholders that rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood. But, after continuous monitoring of health advisories and recent statements by the Governor of California, it became clear that it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year. Sand Diego Comic-Con will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.
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