Conventions 2020

Our coverage this year may look a bit different due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  We still managed to squeeze in a couple of normal conventions as well as conventions from home, but most of the season was severely limited.  We still managed to attend one convention in person before the world shut down and six conventions or film festivals online.  We also kept track of conventions we had plans on attending, and kept a larger eye on cons impacted by the pandemic. 

Coronavirus Impacts on Conventions

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The Bounty Collection Baby Yoda figures.

New York Toy Fair
New York, NY
February 22nd-25th, 2020

Funko’s Plans for Toy Fair New York 2020
More Funko News From Toy Fair New York
2020 Toy Fair New York Day 1 Recap: Hasbro, YuMe Toys, and More!
2020 Toy Fair New York Day 2 Recap: Spin Master, Playmates, Factory Entertainment, and More!
2020 Toy Fair New York Day 3 Recap: Funrise, Funko, and More!
Baby Yoda Merchandise Watch: Update #12: Toy Fair New York Roundup!

Emerald City Comic Con – CANCELLED
Seattle, WA
March 12th-15th, 2020

Funko at ECCC 2020: Exclusives & Podcast Recording!
Coronavirus Convention News: ECCC, SPN Vegas, Paris Livre Book Fair
SXSW and ECCC Cancellations Escalate During COVID-19 Outbreak
Emerald City Comic Con Has Been Postponed Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

Boston, MA
March 20th-22nd, 2020

ACE Comic Con Implements New Rules Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
ACE Comic Con Has Been Postponed

Orlando, FL
April 16th-19th, 2020

No Coverage Due To Cancellation

Las Vegas, NV
April 16th-19th, 2020

Endless Convention Cancellations

Convention Round Up 2016 Kawaii KonKawaii Kon – POSTPONED/CANCELLED
Honolulu, HI
May 15-17th, 2020

Cancelled Cons and Cancelled Guests

New York, NY
May 30th & 31st, 2020

BookCon’s Virtual Read-a-Thon Will Help Support Bookstore Workers
ReedPop Announces BookExpo Online & BookConline 2020

San Diego, CA
July 23rd-26th, 2020

SDCC 2020 – Panel Recaps

The Dragon Prince panelWomen Rocking Hollywood 2020: SDCC@Home Panel
Netflix Has Greenlit the Entire Dragon Prince Saga: SDCC@Home Panel Recap
“Star Trek: Prodigy” Will Introduce Star Trek to the Younger Generation
Comic-Con@Home’s LGBTQ TV Characters Panel is a Long Overdue Delight
“It’s About Trust”: His Dark Materials Panel Recap – SDCC@Home

SDCC 2020 – Interviews

James Pearse Connelly Shares His Vision of the Future of Entertainment
Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson Share Their Insight Into Creating Music For Animation

Pre-Convention Panel Highlights

LGBTQ+ Panels Part 1 & Part 2
What to Watch SDCC@Home
The Best SDCC@Home Panels For Aspiring Creators
COVID-19 Related Panels at SDCC@Home

SDCC 2020 – General Coverage

San Diego Convention Center Sends Sentimental Message on Eve of SDCC
My Five Favorite Fandoms of the Decade

Pandemic Related SDCC News

SDCC 2020 Has Been Cancelled* (Converted to SDCC@Home)
Why SDCC Should Be Cancelled or Postponed
Potential Coronavirus Geek Convention Impacts

SDCC 2020 – Other News

This Year’s Comic-Con@Home Virtual Booth Shared by Toynk
Factory Entertainment Exclusives!

Comic Con Honolulu/Kawaii Kon – CANCELLED
Honolulu, HI
August 7th-9th, 2020

No Coverage Due To Cancellation

New York, NY
August 15th-16th , 2020

No Coverage Due To Cancellation

American Black Film Festival 2020
August 21st-30th, 2020

The American Black Film Festival 2020 Delivers High Quality Entertainment from Top Stars
Anthony E. Williams Introduces Us to His F.A.M. #AFBB
Candyman Director Nia DaCosta Shows Some Sweet Clips #ABFF
Letia Solomon’s “The Cypher” Cracks the Code

Outfest Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
August 20th-30th

This Year’s Outfest May Be Online, But It Goes ALL OUT!
“Dramarama” Director Jonathan Wysocki Lets Us Peek Into His Diary

DC Kids FanDome
September 12th, 2020

DC Kids FanDome – A Break for the Parents and Super Hero Fun for the Kids (Update!) 

Los Angeles, CA
October 6th-15th, 2020

Screamfest 2020: Lock Your Doors, Roll Up Your Windows and Get Ready to SCREAM!

New York Comic Con
New York, NY
October 8th-11th, 2020

NYCC Metaverse: Sophie Thatcher on the Unsettling Quality of “When the Streetlights Go On”
NYCC Metaverse: AnnaSophia Robb & Mary Harron on “The Expecting” and the Horror in Pregnancy
NYCC Metaverse: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “Love and Monsters”
NYCC Metaverse: The Expanse Cast Talks Season 5
Warner Bros Home Entertainment Bringing Batman, Scooby-Doo, and the Flintstones to NYCC Metaverse
The Best Panels to Watch at NYCC Metaverse
Check Out These LGBTQ+ Panels at NYCC Metaverse
New York Comic Con Moves Online for 2020

Anime NYC
New York, NY
November 20th-22nd, 2020

Anime NYC Online Preview – 4 Nights of Fun!