The outbreak of the COVID-19 has brought the world to a halt. The virus has affected over 2 million people worldwide. With the death rate increasing by the day, government officials are struggling hard to find a cure.
This pandemic has disrupted the operations of every major industry on the planet. Losses are in the millions. Right from Taylor Swift’s 2020 Tour to the Comic-Con 2020, everything has been put on hold. And the latest addition to that list is the HeroesCon 2020.
The oldest comic book convention has become the latest casualty to the coronavirus.
HeroesCon 2020 Cancelled
The HeroesCon started in the year 1982 and has been the most famous convention know for its comics-first and family-friendly atmosphere.
HeroesCon 2020 was scheduled from 19th June 2020 to 21st June 2020 at the Charlotte Convention Centre, North Carolina in the United States. However, on April 23, the state of North Carolina has extended the “Stay-At-Home” order effective until May 8, 2020.
According to the state of North Carolina, mass gatherings of 10,000 or more than 10,000 people will not transpire by June. But the state plans to reopen in three different phases. But it doesn’t look like HeroesCon can push through any of these phases.
The HeroesCon has also released an official CANCELLATION statement on their website:
“In light of these developments and the current unprecedented and unpredictable nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and with the best interest to everyone’s health and financial well-being in mind, we have made a difficult decision to bypass the 2020 Heroes Convention in favor of fast-forwarding our focus to our 39th Anniversary Show to be held June 18, 2021 “
HeroesCon 2020 has been CANCELLED !!!
People (exhibitors, creators, and fans) who have already paid their registration fees can ask for a refund. The convention will release the refunds shortly.
What To Expect At HeroesCon 2021?
According to HeroesCon officials, work is already underway for HeroesCon 2021. Similar to all previous HeroesCon, the next will also feature cosplay exhibitions, latest comic book releases, and TV and Movie characters as well.