CarrierCon 2020 has now joined the long list of fan conventions that have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of writing, no new date has been set for 2021.
The USS Hornet: Sea, Air and Space Museum has officially made the announcement on June 16th in an email. The reason given was concerns over public safety due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In the email that was sent out, the following statement was made,
“We are very sad to announce that CarrierCon 2020 has been cancelled. We held out hoping that there might be a way to hold a small, socially-distanced convention, but current trends make it clear that this will not be possible.”
The announcement comes a few weeks after Crunchyroll Expo announced that the 2020 event has been cancelled. Many summer events have either been rescheduled or cancelled due to the pandemic. Anime Expo and GDC have gone all digital while Sinister Creature Con has been delayed to October.
Other summer events that have not been cancelled are committed to their scheduled. It should be noted that dates and status may change given what will happen during the pandemic.
CarrierCon is a one day pop-culture convention hosted on the iconic aircraft carrier, USS Hornet. The event will feature panels, artist ally, vendors along with tours of the ship.
The USS Hornet is an Essex-class aircraft carrier that was in service from 1942 to 1970. It saw action in the Pacific Theater and was responsible for the recovery of the Apollo 11 space capsule. Today she is a museum and a U.S. National Historic Landmark (Reference no. 91002065) while also being used as a movie set.
As a museum ship, they host numerous events and gatherings. Most notably they had worked with Sea Monster Entertainment LLC to host Kraken Con 2015 and Kraken Con Cosplay Day 2017.
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