San Diego Comic-Con 2020 has officially been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus.
2020 has sadly been something of a rough year for everyone. Since the coronavirus hit many businesses have had to close and lifestyles have had to change and the entertainment industry is no exception. Many film and television productions have been shut down and their release dates pushed back. Since the epidemic started, many conventions have also been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus and many were wondering how San Diego Comic-Con would fit into this.
San Diego Comic-Con is the biggest comic book convention in the United States. The convention first held in 1970 with roughly 145 people in attendance. Since then, the convention has steadily grown into a major entertainment convention with well over 100,000 people attending every year. It has also become the place where major Hollywood projects are announced and where studios release early trailers and promotional material. Many were concerned that, even if the epidemic had cleared up by then, having so many people in one area might be irresponsible. For better and for worse, the people behind SDCC seemed to agree with this.
Despite ongoing concerns that the coronavirus may impact the convention, the people behind San Diego Comic-Con were hopeful that the show would still happen. Sadly this no longer seems to be the case. Earlier today, San Diego Comic-Con officially announced that the 2020 show is canceled due to concerns over the Coronavirus. The event will return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.
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Source: San Diego Comic-Con