COVID-19 Pandemonium Caused Anime Expo 2020 to be Canceled
COVID-19 Pandemonium caused Anime Expo 2020 to be canceled.
“With the COVID-19 situation constantly changing, also as more restrictions imposed throughout the planet and in our host city l. a. , we cannot in straightness move forward with this year’s event. we all know it’ll affect you all differently and that we don’t take this decision lightly. “
That was the statement of Ray Chiang, CEO of the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), announcing on Friday that this year’s Anime Expo convention had been canceled thanks to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) disease situation. This event is planned for 2-5 July 2020.
Chiang added that badge holders will have the choice to urge a refund or return their badge to the 2021 event, which is scheduled for July 2-5. He asked for patience because the refund and rollover process would take time.
In addition, hotel rooms booked through Conference Direct on the official AX hotel block are going to be automatically canceled. those that book hotels outside the service got to contact their hotel directly.
Organizers of the San Diego Comic-Con convention also announced earlier on Friday that this year’s event had been canceled thanks to COVID-19 and California Governor Gavin Newsom’s statement.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on CNN on Wednesday that the town could ban large gatherings until 2021 due to COVID-19. Garcetti stated that “it is going to be difficult to see” large meetings continue until vaccines or pharmaceutical interventions are available, or until herd immunity develops.
California Governor Newsom announced at a press conference on Tuesday that major events in California in June, July, and August were “impossible.” Newsom stated that the prospect of a rally “can be ignored until we get immunity and … a vaccine.”