Following in the footsteps of so many other events, Ani-Me Con 9.0 has been postponed for a later date in 2021. The dissension was made due to the ongoing pandemic and concerns about everyone’s safety.

Ani-Me Con 9.0 was originally set to take place back in 2020 but was pushed back to 2021 due to the pandemic. Even though restrictions are starting to lift, the March 2021 event has been cancelled. Currently the Ani-Me Con team is working with the Big Fresno Fair to plan for a new date in 2021.

While nothing has been confirmed, one could expect the event to take place sometime in the Fall or Winter Season. Many expect the majority of the population to be vaccinated by mid June the earliest. Currently, several events have pushed back their 2021 event to the Fall and Winter season. There is also the possibility the event might be delayed to 2022. More information will be made available in the coming weeks.

The announcement comes a week after a number of conventions announced they are going all digital or pushed back to 2022. E3, San Diego Comic Con, Crunchyroll Expo and Anime Expo all announced an all digital event for 2021. Other conventions made the choice to cancel their 2021.

Ani-Me Con is one of the largest anime conventions in the Central Valley and is hosted at the Fresno Fairgrounds. The event brings together voice actors and industry leaders for a weekend to meet their fans.

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