Bath Comic-Con postponed until 2021Posted on: 07 Aug 2020
The eagerly-anticipated event has sadly been postponed for a second time due to the coronavirus crisis.
The 2020 edition of Bath Comic-Con has been officially postponed until 2021, with organisers wary of the ongoing coronavirus crisis and related safety concerns for staff, attendees and special guests.
Originally due to take place in March, Comic-Con 2020 was rescheduled to September a few days before the beginning of lockdown due to the risks associated with large-scale events.
Amid continuing uncertainty, it's been decided that the revised date of Saturday 12 September is no longer viable, and organisers have announced that a second rescheduled date should be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Set to return to the Bath Pavilion and bring with it an array of special guests from your favourite TV shows, movies, comics and more, Bath Comic-Con 2020 was set to be one of the city's biggest and best-ever Comic-Con events.
Attendees were set to meet an array of TV stars and artists including Kate Staples, Michael Wilson and Diane Youdale of hit series Gladiator, veteran Beano artist Nigel Parkinson and Harry Potter star Chris Rankin.
Diehard fans were also be given the chance to get up-close and personal with some of the most influential sci-fi characters of all time, with Optimus Prime, Chewbacca and the iconic Knight Rider all appearing on the lineup.
A Jurassic Park Jeep and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Bath Comic-Con 2019.
Revealing the news of the postponement across their social media channels, Bath Comic-Con organisers said:
"We understand this will be a huge disappointment to all of you, as it is to us, but given the current climate with the coronavirus and the issues with social distancing and travel, we feel that it is in the best interest and safety of everyone involved to postpone.
"The capacity numbers for large-scale events have not yet been released by the government, and when they are, we honestly do not expect them to be conducive to the Comic Convention industry.?
"Given that so many other events are scrambling to put in place alternative dates for next year it would be futile, to quote the Borg, to put in place a new date until we have had a chance to see how things develop with the pandemic.
"Rest assured, Bath Comic-Con WILL return in 2021, but we are asking for your patience as we assess the best way forward in these unprecedented & difficult times."
Organisers confirmed that all tickets purchased for Bath Comic-Con 2020 would be valid for any revised date in 2021. If you can no longer attend, or if the team are unable to reschedule the event for next year, full refunds will be available.
For more information on Bath Comic-Con, or to get in touch with the team regarding refund options, head to their website.
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Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt recently graduated from UWE with a degree in journalism. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres and makes the most of the city's diverse nightlife by attending gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.