Connect with us
Dragon Con Logo

Comic Books

Dragon Con 2020 is officially canceled

Dragon Con joins the growing the list of comic conventions canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, organizers of Atlanta’s Dragon Con announced on their official website that the 2020 convention has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The convention was not scheduled to take place until September 3-7, but there are still too many unknowns and potential safety concerns to move forward with an event that typically draws around 80,000 attendees. For folks who’d already paid/registered, organizers are offering the option of rolling their registration over to next year’s convention or receiving a full refund. Also, like SDCC, Dragon Con plans to host a virtual event in place of the in person one.

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly comics podcast!

The entire press release is reprinted below along a succinct reaction from the event’s official Twitter page.

After many months of hand-wringing, sleepless nights, and more Zoom meetings than we can count, we have decided that Dragon Con 2020 event will not be held in person. Trust us, we are just as bummed as you are, but know we did not make this decision lightly. Above all else, we want to thank you, our fans, our partners, the ACVB, and the city of Atlanta for the support you have given us over these past few months.

If you would like to retain your membership for our next convention, you don’t need to take any action. This rollover will happen automatically by August 15th, with no fees for repurchases. If you do choose to roll over your registration to the next Dragon Con, we have something special for you: your official 2020 membership badge and an exclusive Dragon Con item that will not be released in any other form or fashion, as a memento of sincerest thanks for sticking with us through this. These will be mailed to you in the fall.

We have updated this page to give you the answers to questions you may have regarding your former Dragon Con plans, and maybe questions you didn’t even know you had.

Dragon Con Logo

Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can browse AIPT ad-free, gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!

Comments

In Case You Missed It

'Nocterra' #2 cranks the darkness up to full throttle 'Nocterra' #2 cranks the darkness up to full throttle

‘Nocterra’ #2 cranks the darkness up to full throttle

Comic Books

'The Swamp Thing' #2 review: A war of ideas 'The Swamp Thing' #2 review: A war of ideas

‘The Swamp Thing’ #2 review: A war of ideas

Comic Books

Crime Syndicate #2 Crime Syndicate #2

‘Crime Syndicate’ #2 provides more style, but not much substance

Comic Books

Batman 107 cover by Jorge Jimenez Batman 107 cover by Jorge Jimenez

‘Batman’ #107 promises to explore the Unsanity Collective in a classic Batman way

Comic Books

Connect
Newsletter Signup