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San Diego Comic-Con Organizers ‘Hopeful’ to Hold Event As Scheduled

April 1, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

San Diego Comic-Con’s organizers are staying optimistic about the event’s chances of going on as usual. The pop culture, entertainment and comic book festival is set to take place from July 23rd through the 26th in San Diego, though there has been considerable speculation that the con will run into issues considering that the federal government has warned the COVID-19 pandemic could last deeper into the summer.

In a post made to SDCC’s official Twitter, organizers noted that they are “hopeful” that they will be able to hold the event as scheduled. The two-part tweet adds that “As we continue to monitor the situation with local authorities, we will post updates on our social channels! Until then, remember: ‘A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.’ — Christopher Reeve.”

There have been reports from earlier in the year as the coronavirus situation began to worsen that studios were considering pulling out, with one exec telling TV Line in February, “There’s obviously concern. For now we’re taking a wait-and-see approach.”

It is expected that a decision will be made soon, as hotels will begin accepting reservations for the con later this month. The convention is a major part of San Diego’s tourism, with $149 million in financial impact to the city in 2019.