The concerns are growing around this now declared pandemic and updates about big events are coming in steadily. Over the last week, large-scale happenings such as the Tribeca Film Festival have been cancelled while the New York International Auto Show were moved until the end of the summer. Click the highlighted text to see our announcements about those on my lifestyle site.
The Press Release:
We at Brooklyn Comic Con / Sexy Nerds are monitoring the COVID-19 virus outbreak around the clock. Thankfully we still have some time before our event. This is an unfortunate situation that we have to tackle together. We will stay up to date about local, state and federal public health advice, including that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
At this time we are not putting any alterations or cancellations on our plans for June 20-21, 2020. If the Coronavirus situation is not subdued by May 1, we will look into altering plans and make announcements at that time.
– Our plan rearrangements will be some combination of a postponed date, a 2021 roll-over, or refund option.
Common sense: We are not going to put people in danger. We want everyone who has chosen to be a part of our show to feel safe and ready to come out! We also want to make sure all our guests, vendors, and partners get the most value out of the show as possible. At this time we have almost double the tickets sold and artist and vendors booths as last year. We want to stay in good spirits and act smart. This is a tough time to host large events and we are hoping the situation resolves soon. Cover up if you can, they say a mask doesn’t help but it probably does. That’s not legal advice. Stay home if you can. Keep healthy and clean door knobs and surfaces and be mindful, and don’t touch your face, wash your hands thoroughly and face when you get home with anti-bacterial soap and warm/hot water.
CDC Standard Recommendations:
– Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
– Stay home when you are sick.
– Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
– Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Our mission: the health, safety, and stress-free enjoyment of everyone at our show. Our policies will reflect the travel restrictions and guidelines of the United States government. Please check back on our event website for up to date information about our show this summer. As the situation develops and we approach June, we encourage you to see the latest guidelines and protocols as suggested by the CDC (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html) and local /state public health authorities regarding the virus.
We are not planning on announcing any alterations of plans until May 1. We guarantee the value of all Brooklyn Comic Con 2020 ticket purchases in the case of a force majeure.
Stay tuned for updates and buy your tickets with confidence!
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: This outbreak is still relatively new so let’s hope its an issue that is over faster than it is not. This event isn’t until June so it pays to be optimistic while also being mindful with caution. We’ve seen events that were to happen in April being cancelled just the other day as reported over on my lifestyle website “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” since those happenings were things that I attended for that website. I fear that a lot of the late March concerts and conventions into April will be shut down but do please stay tuned to this website and our calendar as I hope to bring you the very latest updates and listings. Be careful out there and listen to what the officials are saying. See you next time.
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