San Diego Comic-Con 2020 May Still Happen This July

Organizers Are "Hopeful", But I'm Not Sure It's A Wise Idea

As the world stays at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, many festivals and conventions have either been delayed our outright canceled. Those who make the annual trek to San Diego for Comic-Con every summer have been keeping a close eye on whether it will be next to move. But as for now, the event seems to be going on as scheduled.

San Diego Comic-Con organizers tweeted they are “hopeful” the pop culture event takes place from July 23rd-26th as intended…

Organizers have already postponed another fan event, WonderCon, as well as Comic-Con Museum activities.

While none of the major studios have officially pulled out of Comic-Con, with so many of the major upcoming releases delayed it’s a question if any would actually appear. Even if the show goes on without a hitch, it’s unclear if any of the biggest films would show up.

Speaking as a ten-year vet of Comic-Con, it’s not the most sanitary of places under the best of conditions. We’re talking one space jammed with over 100,000 sweaty people, many of whom can’t go home to bathe for fear of losing the place in line they’ve been holding for two days. Do you really think Gal Gadot is going to show up for that? Even if she wanted to, do you think producers at Warner Bros. would let her? Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh comin’ to be part of that at a time like this? Doubt it.

I want Comic-Con to happen just like everybody, but a delay works just as well. And if it comes to it that a cancellation is necessary, so be it if that means keeping people safe. And just imagine how hyped Comic-Con 2020 will be after a year’s absence!

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.


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