SDCC’s cancelation is one of the longer holdouts of the summer convention season, as rolling postponements and outright cancellations as the spread of the novel coronavirus continued across the world saw convention after convention scramble to adapt what has now become a global crisis. That reluctance to join the chorus of delays and cancelations was, according to Comic-Con International’s statement, driven by a hope that things would’ve relaxed by the summer months—something that is very clearly no longer the case.
“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,” a provided statement read. “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.”
Welp, it's only a matter of when not if the rest of the summer con season follows suit.San Diego Comic-Con 2020 Is Canceled