Tag Archives: convention announcements

“Star Wars” Celebration Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

star wars celebration 2020 logo

To Our Star Wars Celebration Fans and Friends:
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 purchased tickets can receive a refund or have their tickets transferred to the new event dates, recieve a refund or recieve a credit for Star Wars Celebration merchandise. As a token of our appreciation and to thank all Star Wars Celbration 2020 fans who choose to transfer their tickets to the 2022 how, 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 the link below. All ticket holders will receive and e-mail with detailed instructions on how to submit your request.
Continue reading “Star Wars” Celebration Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

This Just In: Comic Con International: San Diego Is Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Based on its time frame and the current state of affairs in the world, the news about the Comic Con International: San Diego doesn’t really come as a surprise to me. Please read on down below for the official press release about the no longer occurring San Diego Comic Con for 2020.

comic con international: san diego 2020

The Press Release:
The Current Situation Requires Exceptional Measures

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 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.
Continue reading This Just In: Comic Con International: San Diego Is Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Five Points Festival 2020 Is Postponed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

I’ve been keeping up with the numerous postponements and cancellations here on PiercingMetal and over on “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken”. Over here you only need to click on the “coronavirus” tag in this post and for the other website click HERE. It will keep you up to date. Now it’s time to share an update from the folks at Clutter Magazine regarding their Five Points Festival. Read on.

five points festival logo

The Press Release:
As of now, Five Points Fest 2020 is postponed. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

With the current public health crisis posed by COVID-19 it is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot hold Five Points Fest 2020 at the end of May as scheduled. We are currently working with The Brooklyn EXPO Center to reschedule the event at a later point in the year. We are hopeful that they will have a concrete date for us sometime in the next week.
Continue reading Five Points Festival 2020 Is Postponed Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

Brooklyn Comic Con Organizers Comment on 2020 Event Amid Viral Outbreak

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.

brooklyn comic con logo

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.
Continue reading Brooklyn Comic Con Organizers Comment on 2020 Event Amid Viral Outbreak

Breaking: E3 2020 Cancelled Due To Growing Concerns Over Covid-19 Virus

e3 expo logo

The Press Release:
After careful consultation with our member companies regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our fans, our employees, our exhibitors, and our longtime E3 partners – we have made the difficult decision to cancel E3 2020, scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles.

Following increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our fans and supporters. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.
Continue reading Breaking: E3 2020 Cancelled Due To Growing Concerns Over Covid-19 Virus