WonderCon Postponed As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

by Erik Amaya

You knew it was coming, but the reality is finally here: WonderCon Anaheim 2020 has been postponed.
In a statement on Comic-Con International’s site, the organizers said, “To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health announced a recommendation that gatherings and events of more than 250 people should either be postponed or cancelled. Comic-Con (organizer of WonderCon) will abide by this recommendation. Therefore WonderCon Anaheim, scheduled for April 10-12, 2020 in Anaheim, California, will be postponed until a later date.  We will begin processing refunds in the coming days.
The annual event is the latest comic book and geek-focused convention to delay itself in light of the global pandemic. Curiously, California theme parks Disneyland and Universal Studios Hollywood will remain open.
Comic-Con International: San Diego is also still on the scheduled, according to the statement. “We continue to work closely with officials in San Diego and at this time no decision has been made regarding the rescheduling of Comic-Con slated to take place this summer; July 23-26, 2020,” it continued. “We urge everyone to follow the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your local health officials.”
It is, of course, hoped by many organizations that the spread of the virus will slow by summertime and that functions scheduled for those months will continue as normal. We certainly hope SDCC is one of the few events to occur this year and that it stands as return to some sort of normalcy.

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