The Star Wars Celebration has called it quits for 2020 as the major intergalactic convention has announced the cancelation of this year’s festivities on its official Twitter account — citing the current pandemic to blame.
In the tweet, the convention shares: “Due to the impact of COVID-19, we’ve made the decision to cancel Star Wars Celebration 2020. While this news is disappointing, we’re happy to announce #StarWarsCelebration will return to Anaheim in 2022. Full statement with ticket transfers/refunds info at ” starwarscelebration.com
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we’ve made the decision to cancel Star Wars Celebration 2020. While this news is disappointing, we’re happy to announce #StarWarsCelebration will return to Anaheim in 2022. Full statement with ticket transfers/refunds info at https://t.co/o2ObVULVVF pic.twitter.com/CnRWHZhuDq
— StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) June 15, 2020
The post includes a graphic detailing the decision to cancel the event. In the image, the company writes, “At Star Wars Celebration, the health and safety of our fans, attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff is always our number one priority. Due to the global impact of the COVID-19 virus and in speaking with local and state authorities on the latest public health guidelines related to indoor conventions, we have made the decision to cancel Star Wars Celebration for 2020.”
The convention was originally set to take place August 27 to August 30 in Anaheim, California, and was going to, in part, celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back with fans expecting details surrounding the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian.
As sad as this news is for all the Star Wars fans who were eager to attend — the cancellation post also shares the news that the Star Wars Celebration will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center in August 2022.
As we’ve shared in the past, this isn’t the first convention to be halted by the current pandemic. Earlier this year, the 2020 Sandiego Comic-Con was also canceled on account of the recent pandemic. This is in addition to SDCC’s sister convention WonderCon, which has also been placed on indefinite hold.
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