Crunchyroll Expo cancelled 8Bit/Digi

Crunchyroll Expo has now joined the long list of fan conventions that have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will now take place during the Labor Day Weekend in 2021.

Before the announcement was made, speculation began to grow when numerous members of the community (who communicate in a Facebook group) stated that their hotel reservation had been cancelled. Since all of them had reserved their room through Crunchyroll Expo, word started to spread that the convention will be cancelled.

An official announcement was made on June 3 by the Crunchyroll Expo team. At the same time it address numerous concerns guests and vendors have when a major event is cancelled. It has been confirmed that the event will return in 2021.

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. However, dates may change given what will happen during the pandemic.

Crunchyroll Expo is an anime convention hosted by the streaming service that showcases new attraction and highlights of the industry. To have an idea of what can be expected at Crunchyroll Expo, checkout my coverage from the 2019 event.

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6 Comments »

  1. 2020 just keeps getting worse by the day. Hopefully SacAnime is still or the next con I could attend might not be till October.

  2. I’m not surprised that Crunchyroll Expo got cancelled it is for the best since we don’t know how bad the second wave is going to be. Will there be a second wave? Hard to say but its best to stay safe then wing it. I hope to see everyone next year.

  3. It sucks another con has to cancel but its for the best. Hopefully Cruncyroll Expo 2021 would be 10x better and grander. I can’t wait to see everyone at the next convention after this has all blown over.

  4. That is jsut great, another one of my summer plans cancelled because some Winnie the Poo looking bat eater lied to the world and let a virus kill millions. And fuck any simp who gets offended by the word “Chinese Virus”!

  5. You know. It honestly makes the most sense. I was excited to try to go since it was originally on my birthday, but with the state of the world it’s better safe than sorry. We will have lots of fun next year!

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