WonderCon is next month. Well, it was supposed to be next month April 10 – 12.  Today, Comic-Con International announced that the popular pop culture convention is postponed. No new dates have been announced and they will be processing refunds. (See statement below)

Today’s WonderCon announcement comes after California Governor Gavin Newsom strongly urged postponing or cancelling gatherings of 250 or more. Newsom said in a statement today, “Changing our actions for a short period of time will save the life of one or more people you know. That’s the choice before us. Each of us has extraordinary power to slow the spread of this disease.”

This is a wise decision on Comic-Con International’s part. Those who attend cons on the regular know ‘con crud’ is a no-joke, inevitable byproduct of pop culture conventions. Up to 60,000 guests attend WonderCon, the potential spread of COVID-19 at WonderCon Anaheim is unnerving.

Below is the statement from CCI’s website

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.

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. We urge everyone to follow the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your local health officials.

 

For updates on the COVID-19 Pandemic in California visit the California Department of Public Health, HERE. Stay safe, friends.

 

 

 

 

Audrey Kearns