The Society for Promotion of Japanese Animation CEO Ray Chiang addressed to anime fans that they have canceled Anime Expo 2020, which was supposed to take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this summer. The cancelation comes as developments of the COVID-19 outbreak have made it difficult to host such a global event during these troubled times.
Chiang also made sure to apologize to those that will be losing income from the event’s cancelation, pointing out that this event was a significant source of income to artist, contractors, and performers. The team plans to move their focus now onto Anime Expo 2021 for their 30th anniversary on July 2 through July 5 in 2021.
Those who booked hotels through ConferenceDirect in the AX official hotel black will be automatically canceled. They are asking that you contact your hotel directly if you booked outside of that. More information will be provided to exhibitors and artists in the coming days.
This cancelation is just one of many large scale gaming events around the world canceled due to the Coronavirus. It’s a sad thing to do as passionate staff members and volunteers run these events.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated on any new developments, and you can bet we will be covering Anime Expo 2021.
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