San Diego Comic-Con Is Almost Certainly Not Happening This Year, And 2021's Show May Also Be At Risk

It's becoming clear that this year's San Diego Comic-Con will not be taking place this July as planned, but recent comments from California's Governor have now cast doubt on the 2021 edition of the show...

Despite the event's organisers insisting that this year's San Diego Comic-Con was set to take place as planned, it's recently become clear that won't happen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, though, comments from California Governor Gavin Newsom point to next year's show being at risk of not happening either. 

As you can see below, Associated Press California reporter Kathleen Ronayne has shared comments from Newsom which indicate that he won't allow any mass gatherings until a vaccine is found for the Coronavirus. As of right now, that could be upwards of a year to eighteen months from now, and even if it's before that, it will take a long time for it to be rolled out. 

Currently, the San Diego Convention Center is being used as an emergency centre for the city's homeless population in a bid to halt the spread of COVID-19 throughout the city of San Diego.

Honestly, any sort of large events taking place in the near future is unlikely as it's simply too risky. Even after countries reach their peak and flatten the curve, having tens of thousands of people in the same place at the same time risks creating a second peak. Needless to say, this is going to hurt the convention industry in a big way moving forward. 

We'll keep you guys updated as we learn more!

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