For the first time in the event’s 50-year history, San Diego Comic-Con has been cancelled. As expected, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic saw event organizers faced with the sad decision to can the pop culture event of events.
The con – which regularly draws more than 125,000 attendees each July – will return in 2021.
“For the first time in its 50-year history,” the organization said on the official website, adding “with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020.”
WonderCon, expected to be held earlier this year in Anaheim but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been cancelled too. Wondercon will resume in March, 2021.
Comic-Con International said that all hotel deposits would be refunded. Those who registered for badges can either seek refunds or have the balance applied to next year’s convention.
“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” Said SDCC’s David Glanzer.”We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”
As Moviehole reported earlier in the year, such films and TV series as “The Matrix 4”, “Dune”, “The Batman” and “Star Trek : Picard” were expected to be big drawcards at this year’s convention.