Star Wars Celebration 2020 has been cancelled due to the global impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Like many other conventions this year, Lucasfilm has decided to cancel Star Wars Celebration 2020 due to concerns over the coronavirus. San Diego Comic-Con recently announced plans for a virtual Comic-Con@Home instead of the usual event, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the company announces something similar on the original August dates.
Lucasfilm had previously told fans that they were assessing the situation as to whether the convention could go ahead and promised to keep fans updated as soon as they knew more. But fans will undoubtedly be disappointed with just over two months to go till the original dates. Lucasfilm offered some consolation in announcing the convention’s return to Anaheim in August 2022, while also confirming that guests will be able to transfer their tickets over for the new dates. Read Lucasfilm’s update on the convention below.
At Star Wars Celebration, the health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff is always our number one priority. Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 virus and in speaking with local and state authorities on the latest public health guidelines related to indoor conventions, we have made the decision to cancel Star Wars Celebration for 2020.
While this news is disappointing, we are happy to announce that Star Wars Celebration will return to the Anaheim Convention Center on August 18-21, 2022.
Tickets Transfers and Refunds: Fans who were planning to attend Star Wars Celebration Anaheim this year may either transfer their current ticket purchase to the new event dates, receive a refund or receive a credit for Star Wars Celebration merchandise. As a token of our appreciation and to thank all Star Wars Celebration 2020 fans who choose to transfer their tickets to the 2022 show, we are excited to offer a free exclusive Star Wars Celebration stormtrooper character pin for all transferred tickets. All information about transferring your tickets or requesting a refund can be found at starwarscelebration.com and all ticket holders will receive an e-mail with detailed instructions on how to submit your request.
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