After the postponement of sister convention WonderCon Anaheim, the initial statement that “No one is as hopeful as we are that we will be able to celebrate #SDCC2020 together come July,” and the pausing of early bird hotel sales, Comic-Con posted the following today:
Comic-Con Cancellation/Refund Policy
All individuals who purchased badges for Comic-Con 2020 will have the option to request a refund or transfer their badges to Comic-Con 2021. All 2020 badge holders will receive an email within the next week with instructions on how to request a refund. Thank you for your patience.
It was followed by a press release, which reads in part:
“For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.
Similarly, WonderCon Anaheim, which was to have been held April 10-12, 2020 will return to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 26-28, 2021.
“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the organization. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.””
You can check out the full press release, after the jump.
Be safe, stay tuned for updates and sound off on the HISSTANK boards!