The Press Release:
To all our fans, ticket holders, partners, and community members: Thank You All for your patience during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are sad to announce that it is not possible to host Brooklyn Comic Con 2020 on June 20-21, 2020. While it is possible to reschedule, we feel it is in the best interest of our community to skip-over Brooklyn Comic Con 2020 and prepare for Brooklyn Comic Con 2021.
The Bad News:
Is this delay is not the way we wanted Year 2 to go. These are hard times for the whole world, including NYC. For our business, COVID-19 has been devastating. Brooklyn Comic Con is a local, independent show. We are not a multi-million dollar corporation, we are a collective of local business-owners who put everything into making this one-of-a-kind event possible.
The Good News:
Is that we have a 2021 date confirmed and a plan to host the coolest convention of all time. We also know that during the COVID-19 pandemic, friendship, community, fandom, and entertainment are needed more than ever. We have been working around the clock to develop Virtual Con, a website to provide on-going entertainment, community, and live events you can enjoy from home!
Please read all the details below about the 2020 skip-over, the automatic 2021 upgrade, the introduction of Virtual Con, and all information for our 2020 ticket holders, booth holders, and partners.
Brooklyn Comic Con 2021 is taking place: June 11-13, 2021 @ Our *NEW* Williamsburg Warehouse Campus! Full details TBA very soon!
All 2020 Tickets:
Are being automatically rolled over to our 2021 date, and being upgraded to VIP-Level. Every ticket will be rewarded with a Door Prize, invitation to our VIP Fan Appreciation Event, BKCC 2021 VIP Access, and FREE membership to Virtual Con until June 2021.
All 2020 Artists and Vendors:
Are being automatically rolled over to our 2021 date, and being upgraded to Preferred Partner status. Every booth will be upgraded with the ability to choose your booth location, 2021 social media priority, and mention and link on the Virtual Con website as a Supporting Artist Sponsor of our show!
Are being handled where needed. All 2020 tickets and booths are upgraded and confirmed for June 11-13 2021. If you are unable to participate in 2021 and need a refund please fill out this form by May 31, 2020.
That by holding onto your tickets and booths until 2021, you are investing in the Brooklyn Comic Con community and helping us survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Your support lets us be a one-of-a-kind cultural event and channel for 1000’s of local artists and fans. We will continue to provide live events and content via Virtual Con during and after lockdown. You are an important member of the Brooklyn Comic Con community!
1) Your membership is automatically upgraded for 2021.
2) If BKCC 2021 is not possible, you are still covered by a 100% refund guarantee.
Thank you for your ongoing support. We wish you and your loved ones continued safety and health.
Please stay tuned to our website and social media for updates about Brooklyn Comic Con and also the many LIVE events taking place on VIRTUAL CON.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: To be honest, I was pretty much waiting for this news to be the case since the Mayor had essentially cancelled ALL large-scale event gatherings for June. This was a fun convention that I greatly enjoyed last year and while I was very interested in attending and documenting my findings on the Official Instagram and here on the website, our health is much more important and we are not our of the woods yet when it comes to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sure there are less cases being reported but that doesn’t mean go out and hang together in groups and without a mask on your face. I’m talking to you folks who are choosing to assemble in the parks and other spaces and doing so without proper face covering. Simply put, I absolutely hate this hiatus from life myself but I am limiting my outside time and always going out with a mask on. You need to keep listening because you risk your own and the safety of others by doing otherwise. Alright I am getting off the soapbox now and wonder what you readers in the region think about this news. See you next time with more everything that I am made aware of.