Though its taken something like fourteen months to happen, the world around us is slowly getting back to some kind of sense of normal. Not only are concerts being booked, but more venues are being able to open and conventions are starting to map out the manners in which they will be able to take place once again. Yesterday, the fine folks over at ReedPOP (you know them as the folks responsible for the massive New York Comic Con) have updated the fans on some of the stuff that is being planned. Take a look.
To our community—
As I write this, I’m filled with hope and excitement for the year ahead. There’s much in the works at ReedPop that we’ll announce in the coming months, but today I’m bringing you an update on the return of our physical events and the first look at our plans to promote health and safety.
To give you a peek behind the curtain, events folks have to plan six to nine months down the road. We must put ourselves forward from where we are today into where we think we may be tomorrow, and continue making the next best decisions. Continue reading ReedPOP Provides Physical Show Updates→
As you may be aware, due to concern for public health and safety, San Diego Comic Convention had to cancel both of its in-person events in 2020 and recently announced that our spring 2021 show, WonderCon in Anaheim, will also be canceled. In its place, [email protected] will once again be held as a free online event on March 26 and 27, 2021.
It is the policy of the organization to continue to closely monitor information from local and national healthcare officials as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. Never could we have imagined what the world experienced in 2020 and continues to experience today. While we are buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the growing number of individuals being inoculated, it appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con. For this reason, we have made the challenging decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates, and once again hold this year’s celebration as the free online [email protected] Unfortunately, the challenges of this past year and the multiple postponements of our two largest events have left us with limited financial resources, so this year the online experience will be reduced to a three-day event, spanning July 23-25, 2021. Continue reading SDCC Organizers Release Statement Regarding Comic-Con 2021→
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, for the safety of our staff, our guests and our patrons, we’ve made the decision that there will be no Chiller Theatre til October.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: To be honest this news doesn’t surprise me at all because all of the Spring conventions that I was planning to attend for this website and “The Chronicles” were cancelled for 2021 a number of months ago. Sure there is a vaccination process going on at the moment but its not quite “there” yet in terms of getting it into everyone’s arm and being able to get places open again for larger capacity attendance. Sadly I’ve never attended this convention but I am not the biggest autograph collector and photo op person which is one of the main attractions of this particular event. A lot of my friends attend and love it so I hope the as yet unrevealed October dates end up happening. What do you readers think about this news? Were you planning on attending it? Or are you keeping as away from everything as possible during this precarious time? Chime in down below and I will see you again soon.
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.
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.
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. Continue reading ReedPOP Cancels 2020 New York Comic Con Physical Event→