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Organizers Cancel Anime NYC 2020 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Concerns

Coming only a few short days after the cancellation of the 2021 NAMM Show AND this years New York Comic Con comes a statement from our friends at Leftfield Media regarding the status of their amazing Anime NYC convention. As expected this happening is also cancelled and a press release from its founder can be perused below.

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The Press Release:
Hello, this is Peter Tatara, Show Director of Anime NYC. Over the past few months, Anime NYC’s team has worked closely with the Javits Center and our operations and publisher partners to create a safe and healthy convention this year.

I’m deeply proud of all this planning; however, as we near summer’s end, in light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories, a face-to-face event is just not possible at this time with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ReedPOP Cancels 2020 New York Comic Con Physical Event

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The Press Release:
Today, ReedPop – the world’s leading producer of pop culture events – announced that New York Comic Con’s physical event at Javits Center will not take place as intended in 2020, and that they are officially partnering with YouTube on an all-digital event that will bring the excitement, community, and incredible content expected from NYCC directly to fans around the world.

From October 8-11, the New York Comic Con YouTube channel will exclusively live stream panels from leading entertainment brands. Starz will bring the epic American Gods, CBS All Access will feature the legendary Star Trek Universe, DreamWorks Animation will showcase the best of television animation, and Hulu & FX will add to the slate of exciting programming for fans worldwide. More news will be made in the coming weeks about content including premieres, announcements, fan contests and more.
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Play NYC Virtual Convention Begins Today (8/10/2020)

Virtual Conventions. They are no longer a new agenda item and we’ve talked about this event going virtual as well over on “The Chronicles” since in the past we’ve found the topics to be very broad in nature. As many of the PiercingMetal Legions are gamers or fans of that which be electronic in play, let me use this forum to remind you that the online edition of the popular Play NYC event begins today. Since I was tired of having every entry on both website calendars showing as “Cancelled” or “Postponed”, I decided to add these dates to the mix.

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You’ll need to click through to the Official Websites for more details on who is presenting and how you can participate and enjoy the demos and maybe even purchase some cool items. I’m hoping the peruse the offerings as well but don’t think I will be able to do this every single day since I have a pretty stocked regimen for my time this week. When this convention happens in the physical sense, I generally walk around it for one full day. It’s always a nice time and I’ve met some really cool people there and engaged with like-minded media sorts. Hopefully 2021 will see a lot more of the things we enjoy doing being possible to arrange in the original sense but only time will tell.

Official Websites:
Playcrafting: https://playcrafting.com/
Play NYC: http://www.play-nyc.com

Gadzooks!!! Chiller Theatre Is Postponed Until 2021

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Back in April, we helped share the news that the Chiller Theatre Expo was postponing their Spring Expo for the Fall one in October (seen HERE) and now I am afraid there is more bad news to bring to your attention. The show is cancelled in full for this year. In case your chosen device doesn’t let you read the graphic, I’ve typed up the information down below for good measure. Read one.

The Statement:
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemmic in the US, for the safety of our staff, our guest and our patrons we’ve made the decision that there will be no Chiller Theatre this October.
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“Star Wars” Celebration Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

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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.
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