• ACE Comic Con Northeast in Boston delayed because of coronavirus
  • The organizers released a statement on Twitter confirming the postponement
  • The event was scheduled to feature stars like Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, and others

ACE Comic Con Northeast, which was scheduled in Boston, was postponed by the organizers due to coronavirus pandemic. The event was set to happen from March 20-22.

The organizer, ACE Team, shared the official statement on Twitter.

“Yesterday, a State of Emergency was called in Massachusetts, and after many hours of consultation with the BCEC, a city-owned facility, it was determined that running the event at its regularly scheduled date/time is not possible due to 'force majeure.' We are working with the BCEC to reschedule the event, and we will do our best to bring ACE Comic Con Northeast back to Boston Strong!”

The team acknowledged the hard work put in by everyone to organize such an event. They stated that they are committed to the next event, which will happen at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Oct. 16-18, 2020.

ACE Comic Con assured the ticket holders that the ticket money will be refunded. “Due to the volume, we expect you will receive your full refund within 30 days. We appreciate your patience and understanding,” the team said in the statement.

Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Shameik Moore, and Rupert Grint were slated to attend ACE Comic Con Northeast.

Massachusetts reported 95 cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday. Governor Charlie Baker announced a state of emergency in the light of the recent coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, with conventions and conferences getting delayed or canceled, fans are worried about the upcoming San Diego Comic Con, which is set to happen in July 2020.

Comic Con International said to 10News in a statement that it is working with local officials and they are monitoring all coronavirus-related developments closely. “At this time both shows, WonderCon Anaheim and Comic-Con in San Diego are moving forward as scheduled,” said in a statement.

Last week, Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle was delayed because of this virus. Coronavirus pandemic has led to several events getting canceled to avoid the spread of the virus.

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