We have been all anticipating most 2020 conventions to have been cancelled, however the full incapacity of many of the planet—and the United States particularly—to get its shit collectively implies that we’re already beginning to see large 2021 reveals thrown within the bin as nicely.
Katsucon is the primary, saying earlier immediately that “It is with a heavy coronary heart that we should announce the cancellation of Katsucon 2021.”
The organiser’s full assertion reads:
It is with a heavy coronary heart that we should announce the cancellation of Katsucon 2021. This determination was reached after each potential situation to carry our occasion safely was thought of. We have been working for a number of months on structural adjustments to the conference format and operation with the intention to make a secure Katsucon 2021 potential. While we had each intention of shifting ahead with the most secure potential conference underneath these structural adjustments, ultimately, we and the Gaylord National Convention Center have come to the conclusion that we’re unable to carry our occasion as much as our requirements per present county and state COVID rules, making it inconceivable to have Katsucon in February 2021.
While our objective is to placed on the very best conference potential, in the end it’s the well being & security of our workers, company, and attendees that’s of the utmost concern. We know that this determination might have appeared inevitable within the face of this international pandemic, however that makes this no much less heartbreaking to see a Katsucon missed for the primary time in 27 years. We at Katsucon, together with the workers from our sister anime conventions all through the nation, take part asking that you just keep secure in order that we are able to see you all once more in 2022.
Considering we went most of 2021 with out large reveals, the fact that some/most of them received’t be returning till 2022 is beginning to appear to be a distinctly miserable actuality.