• WonderCon Anaheim is delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic
  • WonderCon was scheduled to happen this April
  • The organizers are going ahead with San Diego Comic-Con, which will happen in July 2020

WonderCon, a renowned fan convention, has been postponed because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. WonderCon, which is scheduled for April 10-12 in Anaheim, California, will happen on a later date.

The San Diego Comic-Con’s official Twitter handle has tweeted the official statement.

“To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health announced a recommendation that gatherings and events of more than 250 people should either be postponed or canceled. Comic-Con (organizer of WonderCon) will abide by this recommendation. Therefore WonderCon Anaheim, scheduled for April 10-12, 2020 in Anaheim, California, will be postponed until a later date,” the statement read.

The organizers cited the advisory issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom, on March 11, regarding events where 250 people or more are expected should be canceled or postponed, Variety reported.

Interestingly, the statement by the organizers says that San Diego Comic-Con is scheduled to happen this July.

“We continue to work closely with officials in San Diego and at this time no decision has been made regarding the rescheduling of Comic-Con slated to take place this summer; July 23-26, 2020.”

Coronavirus pandemic has affected the conventions this year as these events draw people in thousands. Recently, smaller comic conventions like Emerald City Comic Con and ACE Comic Con Northeast were postponed.

Meanwhile, San Diego Comic-Con has announced the fifth wave of special guests in 2020’s convention. The six new guests are Darcie Little Badger (writer - “Strangelands,” “ Elatsoe), Lorena Alvarez Gómez (artist, writer – “Hicotea,” “Nightlights”), Matthew Southworth (artist, co-creator – “Stumptown”), Dan Slott (writer – “Iron Man 2020,” “Fantastic Four”), Lee Weeks (artist – “Daredevil,” “Batman,” “Gambit), and Mark Wheatley (artist – “Breathtaker, Frankenstein Monster). The other special guests are Soman Chainani, John Allison, Cecil Castellucci, Henry Barajas, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Shaenon K. Garrity, Danny Fingeroth, Felicia Day, Kim Jung Gi, Keithan Jones, Shannon Messenger, Bill Morrison, Barbara ‘Willy’ Mendes, Paul Levitz, Steve Niles, John Ostrander, Beau Smith, Steve Saffel, J. Michael Straczynski, Sophie Yanow, Adrian Tomine, and Mariko Tamaki.

A woman reads a sign at Shubert Theater in New York's Broadway theater district announcing closures over coronavirus
A woman reads a sign at Shubert Theater in New York's Broadway theater district announcing closures over coronavirus AFP / Angela Weiss