Los Angeles Comic-Con Has Officially Been Canceled

Los Angeles Comic-Con is off for 2020. Comikaze Entertainment announced Tuesday that the show is cancelled for this year, but set a date for 2021. The event was originally scheduled for December 11-13, 2020, but con-goers can now mark their calendars for September 24-26, 2021.

“Last week on Oct. 7, Gov. Newsom finally gave an update on reopening plans for theme parks, which most people thought would precede event and convention guidelines,” Comikaze said in an official statement. “In his announcement, the Governor said he had decided not to provide reopening guidelines yet for theme parks, and by extension, events. Without guidelines, there is no way for LA County, the city, or event organizers like us to know if the plans and changes we made to be safe will be right, or enough. So with that new direction from the state, we are rescheduling.”

Comikaze says that all tickets purchased for the 2020 event are refundable, and any others will roll over to the 2021 event. The company also says that all talent booked for 2020 will appear at the 2021 show, including the just-announced appearances of Zachary Levi (Shazam!) and Tom Welling (Smallville). Con-goers who went in for the limited-edition Kevin Smith/Silent Bob Funko POP toy can also choose between picking it up at the warehouse, paying to have it shipped, or picking it up at Los Angeles Comic-Con in 2021.

The cancelation of Los Angeles Comic-Con follows a string of event cancelations throughout 2020, including San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con, E3 2020, Tokyo Game Show, the Evo fighting game tournament, and more.

While you wait for conventions to return, reminisce with us and check out some of our convention cosplay galleries from years past: LACC 2016, FanimeCon 2018, and PAX East 2019.

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