[Convention] Updated 4/2 – List of Changes to Events Due to COVID-19

COVID-19 Convention

From the Editor: It’s important for us at PopCultHQ to keep you updated on current events. As an entertainment media company, our focus is delivering your fandom, whatever that may be. We try to remain an outlet for you to read up on your favorite comic book news, check out the latest cosplay seen at conventions, check out interviews we conduct with creators/celebs, and anything happening in popular culture. As a source which dedicates the majority of our resources in bringing you the latest in comics, cosplay, and conventions, we cannot deny covering a situation that is currently affecting the convention scene, which is the novel cornoavirus (COVID-19).

We understand that many are concerned about potential issues regarding travel plans, conventions, and COVID-19. Whether you’re a guest appearing or a fan looking to attend, the growing concern has motivated us to keep an up-to-date record of changes, cancellations, updates, and rescheduling that conventions may impose for preventative measures.

Please understand it is not in our hearts to invoke fear in anyone, nor inflate the current situation. Our job here, and with this article, is to keep you informed on the latest details from promoters & conventions in a singular location as we receive them. As we get more information regarding individual shows & cosplay events, we will update our Convention List.

Thank you following PopCultHQ. We appreciate the support of each and every one of you. And we want to do what we can to keep you informed so you can be safe.

Please note, these are cosplay friendly conventions and the list was initially based off of our Cosplay Convention List. If you want to see what events are still active I suggest you head over there

April 2-5TekkoJune 25-28PittsburghPAClick here
April 3-5Anime DetourCANCELLEDMinneapolisMNClick here
April 3-5LuxCANCELLEDBirminghamUKClick here
April 3-5NadeshiconCANCELLEDQuebec CityQCClick here
April 3-5CyPhaConApril 8-11, 2021Lake CharlesLAClick here
April 3-5CodConCANCELLEDGlen EllynILClick here
April 3-5The Great Philadelphia Comic ConSeptember 4PhiladelphiaPAClick here
April 3-5Anime ArkansasOctober 16-18Little RockARClick here
April 4Whitby Comic ConWhitby ON
April 4EP Guides Comic Book ConventionCANCELLEDMadisonWIClick Here
April 4Gem State Comic ConJune 6BoiseIDClick here
April 4OC ConCANCELLEDOcean CityNJClick here
April 4RaiConJuly 11GlasgowUKClick here
April 4Roanoke Valley Comic ConCANCELLEDRoanokeVAClick here
April 4KupoConJuly 18MontrealQCClick here
April 4Whitby Comic ConCANCELLEDWhitbyONClick Here
April 4-5FantasticonNovember 21-22Port HuronMIClick here
April 4-5MineFaireOctober 10IndianapolisINClick here
April 4-5Hill Country Comic ConNovember 28-29New BraunfelsTXClick here
April 4-5Stranger Things ConAugust 1-2Los AngelesCAClick here
April 4-5F.A.C.T.S.CANCELLEDGhentBelgiumClick here
April 4Really Cool Comic ConAugust 8FlintMIClick Here
April 5Capital Trade Shows Sports Card and Comic Book ShowCANCELLEDOttawaONclick here
April 5Markham Comic ConMarkhamON
April 5EP Guides Comic Book ConventionCANCELLEDPeoriaILClick Here
April 5Capital Trade Show Sports Card and Comic Book ShowCANCELLEDOttawaONClick here
April 5Markham Comic ConCANCELLEDMarkhamONClick Here
April 9-12NorWesConCANCELLEDSeaTacWAClick here
April 10-11WonderCon AnaheimCANCELLEDAnaheimCAClick here
April 10-12BabsconApril 2-4, 2021BurlingameCAClick Here
April 10-12Anime BostonApril 2-4, 2021BostonMAClick Here
April 10-12Middle Tennessee Anime ConventionCANCELLEDNashvilleTNClick Here
April 10-12SakuraConCANCELLEDSeattleWAClick Here
April 10-12ArmageddonAugust 1-2WellingtonNZClick Here
April 10-12Indiana Comic ConJune 26-28IndianapolisINClick Here
April 11Con Ja NaiCANCELLEDAnn ArborMIClick Here
April 11DefComCANCELLEDDefianceOHClick Here
April 11Barrie Comic ConCANCELLEDBarrieONClick Here
April 11-12ConapaloozaOctober 16-18KingsportTNClick Here
April 16-19MegaConJune 4-7OrlandoFLClick Here
April 17-18Supernatural ConventionAugust 14-16NashvilleTNClick Here
April 17-19No Brand ConAugust 21-22Wisconsin DellsWIClick Here
April 17-19El Paso Comic ConOctober 2-4El PasoTXClick Here
April 17-19Sci Fi on the RockSeptember 4-6St. John'sNFClick Here
April 17-19JordanConCANCELLEDRoswellGAClick Here
April 17-19Steel City ConJune 12-14MonroevillePAClick Here
April 18Green Bay Comic ConMay 30Green BayWIClick Here
April 18-19Ironfest GothicCANCELLEDLithgowAustraliaClick Here
April 18-19Huntsville Comic and Pop Culture ExpoJuly 18-19HuntsvilleALClick Here
April 18-19GeequinoxJuly 25-26HalifaxNSClick Here
April 18-19MineFairCANCELLEDHoustonTXClick Here
April 18-19Eastern Rim Funny Book & Vintage ComicSeptember 26-27BaytownTXClick Here
April 19Rockford Comic Book ConventionMay 31RockfordILClick Here
April 19Jersey Toy ShowJuly 26ManasquanNJClick Here
April 19Collectors ConSeptember 6MissisauguaONClick Here
April 23-26Ice & Fire ConOctober 29-November 1Mt. SterlingOHClick Here
April 23-26Calgary ExpoCANCELLEDCalgaryABClick Here
April 24Chiller TheatreJune 5-7ParsippanyNJClick Here
April 24-26RevenConApril 16-18, 2021RichmondVAClick Here
April 24-26Medford Comic ConCANCELLEDMedfordORClick Here
April 24-26PenguiconCANCELLEDSouthfieldMIClick Here
April 24-27GreendaleCANCELLEDLongfordUKClick Here
April 25SwanconApril 24-16, 2021PerthAustraliaClick Here
April 25FerryConCANCELLEDDobbs FerryNYClick Here
April 25-26Wales Comic ConAugust 22-23WrexhamUKClick Here
April 25-26Fayetteville Comic ConJune 27-28FayettevilleNC
April 25-26Arctic Comic ConOctober 31-November 1AnchorageAKClick Here
April 25-26Cornwall Pop EventApril 24-25, 2021CornwallONClick Here
April 25Brockville Comic ConCANCELLEDBrockvilleONClick Here
April 26Canton Comic Book, Toy & Nostalgia ConventionApril 11, 2021North CantonOH
April 30-May 3Frolicon December 10-13AtlantaGAClick Here
May 1Metrotham ConOctober 23-25ChattanoogaTNClick Here
May 1-3StarFest DenverCANCELLEDDenverCOClick Here
May 1-3Ultimates: ElseWorldsCANCELLEDBirminghamUKClick Here
May 1-3DemiConCANCELLEDDes MoinesIAClick Here
May 1-3Texas FrightmareSeptember 11-13DallasTXClick Here
May 1-3TreklantaCANCELLEDAtlantaGAClick Here
May 1-3Awe-some ConDecember 11-13WashingtonDCClick Here
May 1-3Cape Town Comic ConApril 24-27, 2021CapetownSouth AfricaClick Here
May 1-3Vision ConCANCELLEDSpringfieldMOClick Here
May 2-3Chase - Saratoga Con ExpoNovember 21-22Saratoga SpringsNYClick Here
May 2-3Mini Mini ConCANCELLEDSan AntonioTXClick Here
May 2-3Twitch ConCANCELLEDAmsterdanNetherlandsClick Here
May 2-3Portsmouth Comic ConAugust 15-16PortsmouthUKClick Here
May 2-3Em-ConJuly 17-19NottinghamUKClick Here
May 2-3Saskatoon Comic & Entertainment ExpoSeptember 11-13SaskatoonSKClick Here
May 2-3Birmingham Anime and Gaming ConAugust 1-2BirminghamUKClick Here
May 2-3Salute to Lucifer, the TV seriesSeptember 18-20ChicagoILClick Here
May 2OLPLfanfestCANCELLEDOaklawnILClick Here
May 5-7Furry WeekendCANCELLEDAtlantaGAClick Here
May 8-10Dark Sky Awakens FestivalCANCELLEDCoonabarabranAustraliaclick here
May 8-10Northern Fan ConSeptember 25-27Prince GeorgeBCClick Here
May 8-10MarConMay 7-9, 2021ColumbusOHClick Here
May 8-10Florida SuperconJuly 3-5MiamiFLClick Here
May 8-10Yellow City Comic ConventionSeptember 18-20AmarilloTXClick Here
May 8-10EnchantedCANCELLEDBirminghamUKClick Here
May 9-10MomentoConAugust 1-2PittsburghPAClick Here
May 9Lodi Comic ConNovember 15LodiCAClick Here
May 9Hero HypeJune 20TampaFLClick Here
May 10Wirral Comic ConCANCELLEDNew BrightonUKClick Here
May 10Victoria Comic Book ExpoAugust 30VictoriaBC
May 15-17KawaiiKonAugust 7-9HonoluluHIClick Here
May 15-17East Coast Comic ConCANCELLEDSecaucusNJClick Here
May 15-17Anime CentralMay 21-23, 2021RosemontILClick Here
May 15-17OtafestMay 21-23, 2021CalgaryABClick Here
May 15-17Motor City comic ConCANCELLEDNoviMIClick Here
May 16-17Comic Con RevolutionAugust 8-9OntarioCAClick Here
May 16-17VanCafCANCELLEDVancouverBCClick Here
May 16-17Tidewater ComicConMay 15-16, 2021Virginia BeachVAClick Here
May 16-17Wayback WeekendCANCELLEDAtlantaGAClick Here
May 16-17MSP SpringConCANCELLEDSt. PaulMCClick Here
May 21-24CoreConMay 27-30, 2021FargoNDClick Here
May 21-24A-KonJune 24-27, 2021DallasTXClick Here
May 21-24MomoConCANCELLEDAtlantaGAClick Here
May 21-24Pheonix Fan FusionSeptember 25-27PheonixAZClick Here
May 22-24Old Sacramento M7May 28-30, 2021SacramentoCAClick Here
May 22-24Anime NorthMay 28-30, 2021TorontoONClick Here
May 22-24MobiConCANCELLEDMobileALClick Age
May 22-24Carolina Fear FestJuly 3-5RaleighNCClick Here
May 22-25BalticonCANCELLEDBaltimoreMDClick Here
May 22-25WisconCANCELLEDMadisonWIClick Here
May 22-25MidWest ConCANCELLEDLansingMIClick Here
May 22-24ComicpaloozaMay 21-23, 2021HoustonTXClick Here
May 22-25BayconNovember 6San MateoCAClick Here
May 22-24ConquestCANCELLEDKansas CityMOClick Here
May 22-24AnimazementCANCELLEDRaleighNCClick Here
May 23-24Anime FestivalCANCELLEDBrisbaneAustraliaClick Here
May 23-24DokomiSeptember 12-13DüsseldorfGermanyClick Here
May 23CrossroadsCANCELLEDLongfordUKClick Here
May 25-27MCM LondonJuly 10-12LondonUKClick Here
May 29-31Cal-MahCANCELLEDTelfordUKClick Here
May 29-31Dimension JumpFebruary 5-7, 2021NottinghamUKClick Here
May 30-31Flower City Comic ConSeptember 19-20RochesterNYClick Here
May 30-31Yorkshire Cosplay ConApril 24-25, 2021South YorkshireUKClick Here
May 30-31CradleConCANCELLEDGarden CityNYClick Here
May 30-31Three Rivers Comic ConMay 22-23, 2021West MifflinPAClick Here
May 30-31Five Points FestivalFive Points FestivalCANCELLEDNew YorkNYClick Here
May 30Eckman's Card, Comic & Toy ShowAugust 1San AntonioTXClick Here
June 5-7Cogs and CorsetsCANCELLEDBloomingtonILClick Here
June 5-7Niagara Falls Comic ConSeptember 11-13Niagara FallsONClick Here
June 5-7WhedonConOctober 30-31Los AngelesCAClick Here
June 6Caerphilly Comic ConCANCELLEDCaerphillyUKClick Here
June 6Huddersfield Comic ConCANCELLEDWest YorkshireUKClick Here
June 6-7Oz Comic ConNovember 14-15MelbourneAustraliaClick Here
June 6-7MinefaireNovember 7-8PirttsburghPA
June 13-14Liverpool Anime and Gaming ConOctober 17-18LiverpoolUKClick Here
June 13Hull Comic ConNovember 8Kingston Upon HullUKClick Here
July 18-19Get Geek'd ExpoCANCELLEDLansingMIClick Here
August 1-2For the Love of FantasyOctober 10-11EdinburghUKClick Here
August 6-9QuakeConCANCELLEDGrapevineTXClick Here

April 24-26 South Texas ComicCon McAllen, TX
Source: https://southtexascomiccon.com/covid-19-update

Hi South Texas Comic Con Fans! We would like to take a moment to provide an update on our event. As of today (Mar 13, 2020) all STXCC events will be taking place as scheduled during April 24-26, 2020! In light of the current COVID-19 situation, we are making the health and safety of all our fans and local community our top priority. Please bear in mind that our event is 6 weeks away and this situation is evolving daily. We are working with currently available information, and will update as necessary.

We are dedicated to staying up to date with the guidance of national and local authorities, and are working with the McAllen Convention Center to ensure cleaning processes keep the facility sanitized. We will be taking the following precautionary safety measures -• Increased cleaning and disinfection of all high-volume touchpoints

May 1-3 Kamehecon Irving, TX
Source: https://www.facebook.com/kamehacon/posts/2640304509628716

Our staff is working closely with the Irving Convention Center concerning the Covid-19 virus and the precautions that are being made at the convention center itself. At this time, there are no changes to the dates for Kameha Con 2020.

If you would like to read the information regarding those precautions, it can be found here: www.irvingconventioncenter.com/…/coronavirus-preparedness-…/

May 2-3 Chase – Saratoga Con Expo Saratoga Springs, NY
Source: https://www.facebook.com/saratogacomiccon/posts/2762910047168021

Greetings everyone! We have been asked the question if we’re closing the spring show. As of right now the answer is no. We are still proceeding. There is a ban in effect at the moment, but we will be waiting it out to lift, since some bans are only 2 weeks and some 30 days. Health and safety is a concern but we’re optimistic about the situation.
“If” NY state forces us to cancel, we will move forward with notifying everyone, but we will not take those steps unless again, we are forced to cancel the show by the state.
Thank you everyone!

May 15-17 Motor City comic Con Novi, MI
Source: https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccc-covid-19-note-031620.pdf

To all our amazing MC3 supporters, All of us at Motor City Comic Con view YOU, our Attendees, Guests and Exhibitors, as an extension of our family. The energy and excitement you bring every year to Motor City Comic Con makes the rigorous planning worth it. Each year we strive to provide an atmosphere for you to be your authentic selves while having the opportunity to meet and mingle with your favorite celebrity and comic book stars. Since the conclusion of the 2019 Motor City Comic Con our team has been hard at work to provide you an even bigger and better MC3 experience in 2020. Planning requires us to not only provide you the most diverse and fun entertainment but to constantly take into account your health and safety while at the Con, and we’ve tried our best for 30 years now. We have been and will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and work with the Suburban Collection Showplace and Local and State government to make the best decision within the next few weeks, but we’re hoping that things will normalize before then, and we will be able to proceed with MC3 as planned. If it becomes necessary for us to postpone the Con to a later date, we will make the announcement here and issue refunds to attendees and exhibitors shortly after. Our thoughts are with everyone during this uncertain time while understanding that this virus impacts each of us on various levels. We wish we could offer some profound words of wisdom to help you through these unprecedented times but we’re at a loss. For now; stay safe, stay healthy and if you’re able, offer a helping hand to those who may need it. Sincerely, Michael Goldman, Miriam Kruger and the Motor City Comic Con Family


March 12 – 15 Emerald City Comic Con Seattle, WA RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 21-23 See here for further information

March 12-15 All-Con Dallas, TX CANCELLED See here for more information

March 12-15 Manga Comic Con Leipzig, Germany CANCELLED Further information here …

March 13-15 Costume-Con Montreal, Quebec CANCELLED See here for more information

March 13-15 Monster Mania Cherry, HIll, NJ RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 14-16 See Here for more information

March 13-15 Naka-Con Overland Park, KS CANCELLED See here for more information

March 13-15 Madicon Harrisonburg, VA CANCELLED See here for more information

March 13-15 Permian Basin Midland TX CANCELLED For more information go here

March 13-15 SupaNova Gold Coast Gold Coast Australia
Source: https://www.facebook.com/supanovaexpo/posts/10158243664107360

March 14 Oshawa Comic Con Oshawa, ON
Source: https://www.facebook.com/POPCULTURECANADA/posts/2790803057623390

March 14-15 Fantasticon Toledo, OH POSTPONED See here for more information

MARCH 14-15 River Region Comic Con Montgomery, AL CANCELLED See here for more information

March 14-15 Dublin Comic Con Dublin, Ireland RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 8-9 For more information go here

March 14-15 SwampCon Gainesville, FL CANCELLED For more information go here

March 14 GalactiCon Middletown, DE CANCELLED For more information go here

MARCH 14 Mighty Con Rock Island, IL
Source: https://www.facebook.com/MightyCon/posts/2795980660517690

MARCH 14 Annapolis Comic Con Annapolis, MD POSTPONED For more information go here

March 14 Hero Hype Miami, FL RESCHEDULED TO MAY 30 For more information go here

March 15 Cleveland Comic, Card and nostalgia Show Cleveland, OH RESCHEDULED TO MAY 2 For more information go here

March 18 IAFA Orlando, FL CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Arizona Game Fair Mesa, AZ CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Genericon Troy, NY CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Capital City Comic Con Victoria, BC CANCELLED See here for more information

March 20-22 Kelowna Fan Experience Kelowna BC RESCHEDULED TO JULY 10-12

March 20-22 Toronto Comic Con Toronto, ON CANCELLED See here for more information

March 20-21 ACE Comic Con Boston, MA CANCELLED

March 20-22 Cleveland Concoction, Cleveland, OH CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Zekaicon Lancaster, PA CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Days of the Dead Las Vegas, NV RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 19-21 For more information go here

March 20-22 EvilleCon Evansville, Indiana CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Planet Comic Con Kansas City Kansas City, MO AUGUST 14-16 For more information go here

March 20-22 Collective Con Jacksonville, FL RESCHEDULED TO JULY 17-19 For more information see

March 20-22 Colorado Anime Fest Denver, CO CANCELLED For more information click here

March 20-22 TFCON Orlando, FL CANCELLED For more information see here

March 20-22 HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati, OH RESCHEDULED TO MAY 22-23 For more information go here

March 20-22 Capital City Comic Con Victoria, BC CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Omni Expo Kissamee, FL CANCELLED For more information click here

March 20-22 Consonance San Francisco, CA CANCELLED For mor einformaiton click here

March 20-22 MidSouth Con Memphis, TN RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 19-21, 2021 For more information click here

March 20-22 Triad Anime Con Winson-Salem, NC CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Aselia Con Irving, TX CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 FantaSci Durham, NC CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Animatic Con Cincinnati, OH RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 16-18 For more information click here

March 20-22 Zenkaikon Lancaster, PA CANCELLED For more information go here

March 20-22 Toylanta Marietta, GA CANCELLED For more information go here

March 21-22 Ani-me Fresno, CA RESCHEDULE TO MAY 2-3 For more information go here

March 20-22 Revelcon Houson, TX RESCHEDULED TO OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 1 For more information go here

March 21-22 MineFaire St. Paul, MN CANCELLED For more information go here

March 21-22 Four State Comic Con Hagerstown, MD CANCELLED See here for more information

March 21-22 RocketCon San Diego, CA RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 1-2 For more information go here

March 21-22 MCM Birmingham Birmingham UK RESCHEDULED JUNE 27-28 For more information go here

March 22 Sac Comic-Con Sacramento, CA RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 7 For more information go here

March 22 Jersey Toy Show Mt. Laurel, NJ CANCELLED For more information go here

March 26-29 Gamestorm March 25-28, 2021 Portland OR click here
March 26-29 Lexington Comic and Toy Show May 14-17 Lexington KY Click Here
March 27 Mighty Con CANCELLED Colorado Springs CO Click here
March 27-29 Fan Expo Dallas June 19-21 Dallas TX Click here
March 27-29 Whinny City Pony Con July 3-5 Schaumburg IL Click here
March 27-29 Steampunk Symposium August 28-30 Cincinnati OH Click here
March 27-29 Ottawa Geek Market March 26, 2021 Ottawa ON Click here
March 27-29 New Jersey HorrorCon June 26-28 Atlantic City NJ Click here
March 27-29 SC Comic Con July 18-19 Greenville SC Click here
March 27-29 Red Dragon CANCELLED Longford UK Click here
March 28 RodCon CANCELLED Cedar Falls IA Click here
March 28 Springfield Comic Book Convention CANCELLED Bettendorf IA Click here
March 28 CoosaCon November 7 Rome GA Click here
March 28-29 Animarathon CANCELLED Bowling Green OH Click Here
March 28-29 NJACC AUGUST 29-30 Little Rock AR Click here
March 28-29 Heroes Dutch Comic Con July 4-5 AL Utrecht Netherlands Click here
March 29 Bath Comic Con September 12 Bath UK Click here
March 29 EP Comic Book Convention CANCELLED Milwaukee WI Click here
March 29 Albany Comic Con June 7 Albany NY  
March 29 Shoff Promotions Comic Book Show CANCELLED Annandale VA  
March 29 Jim and Dans Comic and Toy Show CANCELLED West Alexandria OH Click here
March 29 Collector Con September 13 Penrith Australia Click here


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