Just more proof that 2020 is the year of cancellations. Just ask Atlanta comic convention, Dragon Con, which had to cancel its event due to the spike COVID-19 cases. The cancellation doesn’t come as a surprise to most. The con had after all already cancelled their cosplay parade.
A virtual event is to be held by the convention’s organizers in place of the annual gathering. A message posted to the event’s Twitter account reads, “After an exhaustive attempt to consider and uncover every possible option to hosting a safe and much-needed #DragonCon this year, it has become apparent that we cannot, in good faith, move forward with our 2020 event. We are heartbroken to make this announcement, but do so with the support of you, our fans, our partners, the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau Main Office, and City of Atlanta Government. For that, we thank you.
“While we aren’t able to welcome you back in person this September, we will be taking our 2020 event virtual this Labor Day weekend with a free to the universe experience. Keep those calendars marked and stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks… In the meantime, we just ask our fans to be like our favorite Mandalorian and never take off your mask in public. Stay safe and we will look forward to seeing you in person next year.”
Dragon Con occurs each year in Atlanta over the Labor Day weekend. The convention’s website describes the event as “the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction & fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe.
Most recently, San Diego Comic Con also canceled their yearly event also choosing to go virtual due to COVID-19.