The organizers of the San Diego Comic-Con convention have announced that this year’s event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation and California Governor Gavin Newsom’s statements. This year’s event was originally scheduled for July 23-26, 2020 at the San Diego Convention Center. Customers who purchased badges for Comic-Con 2020 will have the option to request a refund or transfer their badges to next year’s event, which will take place on July 22-25, 2021.
The situation also affects Comic-Con’s renovation of Balboa Park’s Federal Building for the grand opening of the Comic-Con Museum in Summer 2021. The organizers are re-phasing the museum’s planned major renovations, but they will not scale back the visitor experience for the opening.