Another one bites the dust.
...and the hits just keep on coming. After last years very successful 2019 event that saw stars like Tom Holland and John Carpenter meeting fans in the city of brotherly love, we are sad to report that due to the current pandemic, this years Keystone Comic Con has been officially canceled and according to their press release will be replaced with a digital event.
ReedPOP, the outfit that runs KCC(oh, and New York Comic Con) is just the newest event giant to announce the nixing of an event we were all looking forward to. Keystone Comic Con is the youngest event in the ReedPop arsenal, but it too is not immune to the effects of the pandemic.
"To our community,
We know how memorable Keystone Comic Con was last year and how excited our fans, exhibitors and staff were to do it again this August. As much as we looked forward to seeing you for our third year, the safety of everyone at our shows is our absolute priority and comes first before everything else.
Because of this, and after many discussions with the convention center and local partners, we have made the difficult yet necessary decision to cancel Keystone Comic Con 2020.
All tickets and merchandise purchased for the 2020 event will be automatically refunded by June 29, 2020; no action is needed on your part.
Although the physical show is cancelled, Keystone Comic Con is still here! We will celebrate what we love together online in August. We will be putting on a digital event to support exhibitors and connect fans with as many of the artists, creators, guests, fandoms and communities as possible. For more information on what is available digitally, and to stay connected to your geek community, keep up with Keystone Comic Con’s social channels and YouTube.com/ReedPop.
Thank you for sticking with us. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay safe, stay healthy and take care of yourselves and each other. We’ll see you in August for our digital celebration!
The Keystone Team"
I don't think anyone was necessarily SURPRISED that this would happen, but as a comic-con goer from Pennsylvania, I was REALLY hoping that somehow this would shake out even in a limited capacity due to how far out we still are.
I think I speak for everyone when I ask...can it just be 2021 already?
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