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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