San Diego Comic-Con canceled, will return next year

David Caplan
April 17, 2020 - 1:21 pm
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    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Yet another massive gathering has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.

    Comic-Con international announced on Friday it has postponed the annual San Diego Comic-Con -- the largest and most notable of its kind.

    “Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for its conventions each year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood, they had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer," Comic-Con International said in a statement. "Continuous monitoring of health advisories and recent statements by the Governor of California have made it clear that it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year."

    Comic-Con was originally scheduled to take place between July 23-26. As of now, it will return July 22-25, 2021 at the San Diego Convention Center

    In 2019, more than 135,000 people attended San Diego Comic-Con. And according to the San Diego tourism board, the weeklong event generates about $90 million for the city and $150 million regionally.