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Anime Central 2020 Officially Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

March 19, 2020 2:33pm CDT
2021 event will be held May 21-23, 2021

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To the FanimeCon Community,

On behalf of the FanimeCon staff, I hope you and your loved ones are safe during this tumultuous time and are able to address the challenges that lie ahead. The FanimeCon staff is made up of volunteer staff primarily located in the Bay Area, so our focus has currently been on the well-being of all of our families and ourselves. However, we also recognize that we serve a very important role to the larger FanimeCon Community.

During this unprecedented COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, FanimeCon is taking all precautionary measures, with guidance from the CDC, WHO, local health officials, and other appropriate government and health organizations, to protect our Fans, staff, and community. It is our role and responsibility during this time to prioritize the health and well-being of the FanimeCon community, while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus.

We are working with our partners to monitor the potential impact that COVID-19 may have on FanimeCon 2020. In the inevitable aftermath of this unusual period of social isolation, we hope to host the convention as a place for our community to heal and come together once again. We are taking the optimistic view that the situation will improve by Memorial Day so we can offer a safe and fun event to continue to serve the FanimeCon Fans. Please understand that there may be some changes to programming in order to maintain a healthy environment and accommodate changes in scope. We will continue to make decisions informed by the latest fact-based information, and we will adhere to any and all policies set forth by the Santa Clara Public Health Department.

We ask you to join us in continuing to monitor updates from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Santa Clara Public Health Department for their assessments on the outbreak. We will keep you in the loop on any updates or changes. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know here: and

Thank you,

Eric Wu
FanimeCon Chairman,
on behalf of the FanimeCon Staff.

Anime Frontier Convention Cancels Inaugural Event Due to COVID-19 Concerns

posted on 2020-03-25 09:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Convention was scheduled to take place on May 8-10 in Forth Worth, Texas


Anime North Is Latest Convention to Close Its Doors for 2020

March 25, 2020 12:10pm CDT
Canadian anime con announces dates for 2021

Comic Market 98 Event Canceled Due to COVID-19 Concerns

posted on 2020-03-27 07:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Cancellation comes after 4 consecutive days of record increase in new cases in Tokyo


May’s Machi Asobi Vol.24 Event Canceled Due to COVID-19 Coronavirus Concerns

posted on 2020-03-27 09:45 EDT by Egan Loo
Organizers in Tokushima City still planning on Vol. 25 this fall

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Comiket cancelled as coronavirus knocks off Tokyo’s biggest otaku celebration


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Comiket 98 Catalog Briefly Tops Amazon JP Sales Rankings

posted on 2020-03-31 15:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Organizers asked fans to support Comiket by buying catalog after event’s cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns

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Toranoana, Melonbooks to Give All Proceeds from Comiket 98 Catalog Sales Back to Organizers

posted on 2020-04-03 14:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Event was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

Fire Emblem Expo II Canceled Due to Coronavirus Concerns

April 04, 2020 10:02am CDT
Event was originally scheduled to be held May 5-6

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