SDCC, Emerald City, Def-Con, and E3 2020 are just a few of the many conventions that have been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not to add more salt to the wound, Rhode Island Comic Con this week joined this ever growing list of cancellations. So, now there are two conventions everyone has their eyes on, New York Comic Con and STAR WARS Celebration.
New York Comic Con
New York may be our best hope of the year since it will be a few months after Star Wars Celebration. With it being scheduled October 8th – 11th it should be around the time when most if not all of the COVID-19 restrictions are be lifted. Also if you go to newyorkcomiccon.com as of now they say the have no intentions of canceling it.
“Yes! There are currently no plans to postpone or cancel NYCC 2020. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and collaborating with the Javits Center and NYCC will follow all guidelines and precautions put in place by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and other federal, state and local government agencies, including the New York City Department of Health. We will continue to monitor the status and guidelines closely. Should anything change we will, of course, alert our fans a soon as we’re able.“
What makes me kind of think that it could be canceled is that Rhode Island Comic Con decided to call it for 2020 and that convention was scheduled for November 6-8, 2020. They are now going to have two conventions in 2021. So of course it is in the hands of ReedPop so we will have to sit and wait.
STAR WARS Celebration
OK, help us ReepPop you’re our only hope. So, this leads us to STAR WARS Celebration. I know Fans and even myself are watching this one closely. With Celebration scheduled August 27-30 2020 we are just about to the two month countdown. Taking a look at many Facebook fan groups like Star Wars Celebration 2020 and others, you can see that many fans are starting to cancel on their own. Many fans are still trying to figure out if they need to get a flight, or if they have one do they cancel it? As of now there has been very little updates other than the message about the COVID-19 virus they put up a while back.
STAR WARS Celebration Covid-19 update
“We are in contact with the city of Anaheim, the Anaheim Visitors Bureau, and the Anaheim Convention Center. We are committed to ensuring that our event plans meet or exceed the latest public health guidance, including that of local and state authorities as well as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This is a very dynamic situation, with a rapidly changing landscape. While the opening day of Celebration is still four months away, we are actively assessing the most up to date information and following all directions from federal, state and local public health authorities regarding large public gatherings in the state of California. In the event that we postpone or cancel Star Wars Celebration we will offer all fans the option to either transfer their tickets to the new event dates or receive a full refund of their ticket order.“
One thing that is interesting is that while we are about two months away, there has been no guest or host updates. SO, just like NYCC the ball is in ReedPop’s court. Lets just hope they they say something soon so the fans can get their trips planed. You can stay up to date with Celebration news by going to starwarscelebration.com
We want to hear from you
With 2020 looking like the year with no conventions, do you think there is any hope for New York Comic Con and Star Wars Celebration? If they do happen how should these conventions operate? Also what should they do to make sure the fans and everyone involved are as safe as they can be? Well, that Hashtag Show wants to hear from you.
You can tell us your thoughts by hitting us up on Twitter or myself @starwarsnerd574. You can also join me at the Midwest Star Wars Fanatics fan page to chat all things about the galaxy far, far away. Also, make sure to stay up to date on all the Star Wars news by following us at ThatHashtagShow.com and the Star Wars Fanatics on Facebook. I can’t wait to see you all this year at Celebration.