2020 has been a tough year for many entertainment industries due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the world of anime being no different, and with one of the biggest anime events of the year being canceled with Anime Expo 2020, fans are understandably upset about the long running convention's closing of its doors for this year. The convention however is making the right decision ultimately, skipping this year in order to protect the usual con-goers during these uncertain times and will hopefully return in 2021 with its usual stable of guests, events, and panels that have made Anime Expo such a big name.
Anime Expo 2020 was originally set to take place in California at the Los Angeles Convention Center starting on July 2nd and ending on the 5th. With the recent announcement, the convention is offering refunds for those who had already purchased their tickets for the events and will surely have more updates throughout the year for future plans!
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Safety And Health First
All the AX haters can now rejoice. The con is postponed to 2021. this is really sad and im not happy. But Safety and health first. #AnimeExpo— Ryan M (@kenshin_77) April 17, 2020
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The Landscape Is Changing
Anime Japan (@animejapan_aj) and then Japan Expo (@japanexpo) and now Anime Expo. The landscape of Asian pop culture fandom is changing right before our eyes. #covid19 #coronavirus #animeexpo https://t.co/eKFTpr4hV9— Tom Croom (@TomCroom) April 17, 2020
Giving Up On 2020
Okay I’m officially giving up on 2020. This year sucks. Hopefully things get better quickly so that we can all go back to normal 😔 #AX2020 #AnimeExpo #AnimeExpo2020 #COVID19 #coronavirus https://t.co/Ee3X43fbgS pic.twitter.com/11N6I73IdI— 🌸 Angela Neri 🌸 (@AngelaRNeri) April 17, 2020
Expected But Real
This announcement was totally expected, but the sting is still very real. 🤕Looking ahead to next year, trying to remain #optimistic and sending our well wishes to so many creative and artistic #Anime fans affected by #Covid19. #AnimeExpo #Cancelled #StaySafeStayHealthy 🖖#Arts https://t.co/NECzwOA7UH— Maria E. (@legomars) April 17, 2020