Coachella…postponed. Disneyland…closed. James Bond won’t return to theaters as scheduled. Shows like Good Morning America aren’t filming in front of studio audiences. Others like, The Amazing Race, have suspended production. The NBA and other sports leagues suspended their seasons. The iHeartRadio Music Awards have been postponed. And the 2020 Summer Olympics…will no longer take place in 2020.
In just three months of the new year, thousands of people around the world have died from the potentially fatal virus and even more have been infected, including famous names like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Idris Elba and many more.
With no cure or vaccine, a rapidly rising death toll and number of reported cases, the outbreak has caused worldwide panic. It has spurred stocks to plummet, schools to close, travel to halt and millions of people to flock to stores to clean the shelves of products like toilet paper and hand sanitizers. Needless to say, the impact of this pandemic is being felt all over the world and in practically every way, including over in Tinseltown, where movie productions, tours and beloved annual events are facing a domino effect of cancelations and postponements.
COMIC-CON 2020 CANCELED
“For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021,” a statement from organizers said. “Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for its conventions each year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood, they had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer. Continuous monitoring of health advisories and recent statements by the Governor of California have made it clear that it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year.”
Additionally, WonderCon Anaheim 2020 has also been canceled and will instead take place from March 26 to March 28, 2021.
“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” Comic-Con spokesperson David Glanzer said in a statement. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”
This is just a small excerpt retrieved on 5.16.20 from