San Diego Comic-Con Addresses Coronavirus

Comic-Con International, the group that runs the pop culture phenomenon that is the San Diego Comic-Con, released a statement over the weekend via their Twitter account related to how the Covid-19 pandemic will affect this year’s event.

Broken into two tweets, they collectively read:

To our amazing Comic-Con and WonderCon fans: We understand how difficult the current climate has been for all of us and appreciate your continued support through these trying times. No one is as hopeful as we are that we will be able to celebrate #SDCC2020 together come July. As we continue to monitor the situation with local authorities, we will post updates on our social channels! Until then, remember: “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” — Christopher Reeve

WonderCon 2020, the Los Angeles-based, April equivalent setup by the same group was already postponed, with no rescheduling date set.

We’ve included the initial tweets below:

Many in the industry were wondering how Comic-Con addresses the situation, and their questions have been answered.

Comic-Con has always been an enormous draw for the comic book industry. I always remember being a teenager and thinking San Diego felt like galaxies away whenever I would see their ads. To my knowledge, the convention has never been postponed since its move to San Diego in 1991.

Over the last decade and a half, it has become more of a celebration of general pop-culture, with studios showcasing their big movie and tv releases.

For more news about how this tragic pandemic affects our beloved comic book industry, stay tuned to DC Comics News.


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