- Last Updated: Friday, 17 April 2020 16:56
- Written by Lupe R Haas
A few weeks ago, it was rumored the San Diego Comic-Con convention would go on as scheduled in July, but many people would most likely not feel comfortable attending the crowded gathering. The Twitter poll we conducted revealed 50% were absolutely not attending while 37% would wait and see. Only 13% replied they would chance it. In addition, movie and television studios would most likely not send their talent to such a large gathering either so the organizers would have no choice but to cancel the event.
The announcement also revealed they are continuing work on the Comic-Con Museum, and coming up with "creative digital ways" to bring the same type of programming in this "new reality."
See what Comic-Con International had to say about the subject matter.
Official Press Releases
Comic-Con Museum Charter Members and supporters,
Comic-Con International is officially cancelling the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con, marking the first time in 50 years that the show will not go on. It is the right thing to do. Comic-Con wants to do all we can to fight the spread of this virus and support workers who are on the front line, fighting this battle.
There will be better days ahead and we believe the Comic-Con Museum will play an important role in San Diego’s recovery after COVID-19. We are a destination city and tourism is vital to our economy. The development and opening of the Comic-Con Museum will act as a catalyst to reopen one of the world’s best urban park’s and a destination city known world-wide.
Some of the proposed Phase I renovations will shift, but this will not scale back the visitor experience. Our 2021 grand opening is still on track and you will soon see building plans that illustrate this transformation. To ensure we stay connected in this new reality, the Museum will introduce new and creative digital ways to bring the magic of Comic-Con to you all year-round.
We will redouble our efforts to regain momentum on opening this museum by 2021. And we can’t wait to work with you to realize this vision. Better days are ahead.