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San Diego Comic Con 2020 is, sadly, cancelled

April 19th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Well, let’s be honest, this is not really a surprise as we figured this was coming, but… San Diego Comic Con 2020 is cancelled.

And, yes, it’s been canned because of that damned virus.

SDCC is the biggest nerd event of the year, with it showcasing the best of the upcoming movies/comics/TV shows/games and more. It’s the weekend of the year that I get no sleep as I sit up and cover all the news to keep you lovely people up-to-date, but it seems this year I’ll be getting plenty of sleep, sadly.

For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020,” the organization said in a statement.

The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021. Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for its conventions each year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood, they had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer.

Continuous monitoring of health advisories and recent statements by the Governor of California have made it clear that it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year.

According to EW: “Fans who purchased badges will have option to request a refund or to transfer their badges to Comic-Con 2021, organizers added. Badge holders will receive email instructions within the next week. Comic-Con’s official hotel affiliate onPeak will be canceling all hotel reservations and refunding all deposits.”

It’s crap news, folks, but remember, this will all pass and next year will be all the better! Excelsior!

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….