Comic-Con International has postponed WonderCon 2020 amid concerns regarding the coronavirus.
As reported cases of the coronavirus increase across the globe, several major events and gatherings have been postponed to minimize the risk of exposure to disease. Now, Comic-Con International has decided to push back WonderCon 2020 until a later date.
WonderCon 2020 was originally scheduled to take place from Aril 10th through the 12th, but Comic-Con International has opted to follow the recommendation of the California Department of Public Health by postponing the event until a date that has yet to be announced. You can read the official statement from Comic-Con International on the decision to postpone WonderCon 2020 and the status of San Diego Comic-Con 2020 amid the coronavirus:
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.
We continue to work closely with officials in San Diego and at this time no decision has been made regarding the rescheduling of Comic-Con slated to take place this summer; July 23-26, 2020. We urge everyone to follow the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your local health officials.
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The postponing of WonderCon 2020 is just the latest consequence the coronavirus has had on fan events in recent days. Warner Bros. recently canceled the New York premiere of Superman: Red Son to prevent the risk of exposure to the disease while E3 and Emerald City Comic Con were canceled for the same reason.
Hollywood productions have also been impacted by the coronavirus. Marvel Studios’ The Falcon and The Winter Soldier halted production in Prague due to the disease while major releases such as No Time to Die, A Quiet Place: Part II, and Fast and Furious 9 have had their respective release dates pushed back.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on WonderCon, Comic-Con, and the coronavirus’ impact on fan events as it develops!