Coronavirus Convention & Theme Park Impacts

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Numerous conventions and theme parks have been impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.  We will keep track of all of our coverage and updates about them on this page. 

If you know of one that we haven’t listed here, please comment and we’ll update as soon as possible. 

Theme Park Closures

Tokyo Disney Resort
Closed:
February 29th – TBD

Disneyland Hong Kong
Closed:
January 26th – TBD

Shanghai Disney
Closed:
January 25th – TBD
Notes: Some parts of the resort have re-opened as of March 9th, 2020. The main parks remain closed. 

Universal Studios Japan
Closed: February 29th- TBD

Disneyland Resort
Closed: March 13th – TBD

Walt Disney World
Closed: March 15th – TBD

Disneyland Paris
Closed: March 15th – TBD

Universal Studios Hollywood
Closed: March 15th – TBD

Universal Orlando
Closed: March 15th – TBD

 

Convention Impacts – UPCOMING CONS

*See Status Guide Key at Bottom of List

GameStorm
March 26th-29th | Portland, Oregon, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Conbust
March 27th-29th | Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Dark Side of the Con
March 27th-29th | Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Texas Pinball Festival
March 27th-29th | Frisco, Texas, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Fan Expo
March 27th-29th | Dallas, Texas, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Southern California Retro Gaming Expo
March 17th-29th | Pasadena. California, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Lexington Toy and Comic Convention
March 26th-29th | Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Status: POSTPONED May 14th-17th

Iconicon
March 28th | Suffolk, Virginia, USA
Status: CANCELLED/POSTPONED

FicZone
March 28th-29th | Granada, SPAIN
Status: CANCELLED

Arirondacon
March 28th | Glen Falls, New York, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Albany Comics and Toy Show
March 29th | Albany, New York, USA
Status: CANCELLED

CinemaCon
March 30th-April 3rd | Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Status: 
CANCELLED

Kaizoku-Con
April 3rd-5th | Cork, IRELAND
Status: CANCELLED

Conageddon
April 3rd-5th | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Status: CANCELLED/POSTPONED

Nadeshicon
April 3rd-5th | Quebec, CANADA
Status: CANCELLED

Teen Book Con
April 4th | Cypress, Texas, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Norwescon
April 9th-12th | Seattle, Washington, USA
Status: CANCELLED 

WonderCon
April 10th-12th | Anaheim, California, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Tribeca Film Festival
April 15th-26th | New York, New York, USA
Status: POSTPONED

ClexaCon
April 16th-19th | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Status: CANCELLED

LA Times Festival of Books

April 18th-19th | Los Angeles, California, USA
Status: POSTPONED October 3rd-4th

YALLWest
April 24th-25th | Santa Monica, California, USA
Status: CANCELLED

UBCon
April 24th-25th | Buffalo, New York, USA
Status: CANCELLED

F8 Conference
April 30th-May 1st | San Jose, California USA
Status:
CANCELLED

RuPaul’s DragCon LA
May 1st-3rd | Los Angeles, California, USA
Status: CANCELLED

KawaiiKon
May 15th-17th | Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Status: Scheduled with No Disruptions

MCM London
May 29th-31st | London, ENGLAND
Status:
Scheduled with No Announced Disruptions

Romics

May 3oth-June 2nd | Rome, ITALY
Status: CANCELLED

E3
June 9th-11th | Los Angeles, California, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Anime Expo
July 2-5th | Anaheim, California, USA
Status: Scheduled with No Announced Disruptions

San Diego Comic-Con
July 23rd-26th | San Diego, California USA
Status: Scheduled with No Announced Disruptions

 

*Cancellation Status Guide:

  • Scheduled with No Disruptions: Official statement announcing no changes
  • Scheduled with No Announced Disruptions: No official statement OR an official statement announcing no changes, but with unofficial statements indicating potential for that to change. 
  • Scheduled with Minimal Disruptions: No major cancellations, but extra precautions, supply issues, or minor cancellations. 
  • Scheduled with Moderate Disruptions: One or more major cancellations.
  • Scheduled with Major Disruptions: Five or more major cancellations.
  • CANCELLED: The convention will not be occurring. 
  • POSTPONED: The convention will be occurring on a different date.

 

PAST CONVENTIONS

Salute to Supernatural: Las Vegas
March 5th-8th | Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Status: Scheduled with Minimal Disruptions
Notes: ‘Touch-free’ convention guidelines.

FOGCon
March 6th-8th | Walnut Creek, California USA
Status: Scheduled with Minimal Disruptions
Notes: Headliner cancellation due to high risk health issues.

Paris Manga
March 7th-8th | Paris, FRANCE
Status:
CANCELLED

Anime Festival
March 7th-8th | Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Status: Scheduled with Major Disruptions
Notes: Yuki Kaji, Kana Ueda, Kensuke Tateishi, Kaori Maeda, Mayu Sagara, and Luna Haruna have had to pull out of the convention.

London Book Fair
March 10th-12th | London, UK
Status:
CANCELLED 

Notes: Prior to being cancelled, many major groups have pulled out including Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, MacMillan, Harper Collins, Hachette Book Group US, Amazon, Ingram Content, OverDrive, and many literary agents.  

All-Con
March 12th-15th | Dallas, Texas USA
Status: CANCELLED After First Day
Notes: Convention ceased operations on March 13th at 11am.

Leipzigerbuchmesse
March 12th-15th | Leipzig, GERMANY
Status: 
CANCELLED

Northeast Comic Con
March 13th-15th | Boxborough, Massachusetts, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Monster-Mania
March 13th-15th | Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Status: POSTPONED August 14th-16th

Costume Con
March 13th-16th | Montreal, CANADA
Status: CANCELLED

Galacticon
March 14th | Middletown, Delaware, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Miami Comic Con
March 14th | Miami, Florida, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Swamp Con
March 14th-15th | Gainesville, Florida, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Annapolis Comic Con
March 14th | Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Louisiana Comic Con
March 14th-15th | Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Atlanta Sci Fi and Fantasy Expo
March 14th-15th | Decatur, Georgia, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Fantasticon

March 14th-15th | Toledo, Ohio, USA
Status: POSTPONED

Dublin Comic Con
March 14th-15th | Dublin, IRELAND
Status: CANCELLED

Leeds Anime & Gaming Con
March 14th-15th | Leeds, UK
Status: Scheduled with No Announced Disruptions  

KigaCon
March 14th | Newport News, Virginia, USA
Status: CANCELLED

London Gaming Market
March 15th | London, UK
Status: Scheduled with No Announced Disruptions 

Emerald City Comic Con
March 14th-17th  |  Seattle, Washington USA
Status: POSTPONED, New Date TBA for “Summer”
Notes: Prior to the postponement, there were cancellations from Penguin Random House, Dark Horse, ICRB Podcast, Jen Bartel, and over a dozen more.  Some retailers were having issues getting supplies in time for the convention.

Tuscon Book Fair
March 14th-15th | Tuscon, Arizona, USA
Status: CANCELLED

HerdCon
March 14th | Huntington, West Virginia, USA
Status: CANCELLED

KeikenCon
March 14th | Glassboro, New Jersey, USA
Status: POSTPONED September

Made in Asia
March 13th-15th | Brussels, BELGIUM
Status:
POSTPONED September 4th-6th

PaleyFest
March 13th-22nd | Los Angeles, California, USA
Status: CANCELLED/POSTPONED

SXSW
March 13th-22st | Austin, Texas, USA
Status: 
CANCELLED
Notes: Prior to cancellation, many groups dropped out including. Twitter, Facebook, Intel, Mashable, Vevo, Panasonic, and TikTok.

Game Developers Conference
March 16th-March 20th | San Francisco, California, USA
StatusCANCELLED/POSTPONED (Rescheduled TBA)
Notes: Many major companies pulled out of the conference prior to cancellation including EA, Facebook, Kojima Productions, Kowloon Nights, Epic Games, and Microsoft.

Kelowna Fan Experience
March 20th-22nd | Kelowna, CANADA
Status: CANCELLED

Toronto Comiccon
March 20th-22nd | Toronto, CANDA
Status: CANCELLED

Clockwork Alchemy
March 20th-22nd | Burlingame, California, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Arcade Expo
March 20th-22nd | Banning, California, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Zenkaikon
March 20th-22nd | Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Evillecon
March 20th-22nd | Evansville, Indiana, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Cleveland ConCoction
March 20th-22nd | Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Status: CANCELLED

ACE Comic Con
March 20th-22nd | Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Status: CANCELLED/POSTPONED
Notes: This has become a “touch free” event for autographs and photo ops.

Livre Paris Book Fair
March 20th-23rd | Paris, FRANCE
Status:
 CANCELLED
Notes: All events larger than 5,000 people have been prohibited by the government. 

ConnCon
March 20th-22nd | Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Status: CANCELLED

San Diego Rocket Con
March 21st-22nd | San Diego, California, USA
Status: 
CANCELLED

Ani-Me Con
March 21st-22nd | Fresno, California, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Brickworld
March 21st-22nd | Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Status: CANCELLED

CT Gamer Con
March 21st- 22nd | Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Status: CANCELLED 

Border Town Comic Con
March 21st-22nd | Ontario, Oregon, USA
Status: CANCELLED

MCM Comic Con Birmingham
March 21st-22nd | Birmingham, UK
Status: CANCELLED

AggieCon Hall of Gaming
March 21st | College Station, Texas, USA
Status: 
CANCELLED

Genericon
March 21st | Troy, New York, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Tora-Con
March 21st-22nd | Rochester, New York, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Anime Japan
March 21st-24th | Tokyo, JAPAN
Status: CANCELLED

Ithicon
March 21st-22nd | Ithica, New York, USA
Status: CANCELLED

Orlando Book Fair
March 26th | Orlando, Florida, USA
Status: CANCELLED