In a heart breaking announcement delivered by Adam Savage, SiliCon 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to concerns over public safety during the pandemic, Adam Savage announced (via Facebook) that SiliCon 2020 is cancelled. Those who bought a ticket can either get a refund or have it roll over for the 2021 event. No new date has been set for the 2021 event. You can watch the announcement here:
To make up for the cancellation, there are plans to host a digital event. The plan is to have three digital events a month and they will feature a Q&A session with guests, panels and workshops. More information will be made available in the future.
With a new wave of infections, SiliCon joins numerous conventions that have been cancelled or postponed. Crunchyroll Expo, SacAnime Summer, CarrierCon and Powerhouse Comic Con have all cancelled their 2020 event. Some are also working to host a digital event.
Formally Silicon Valley Comic Con, SiliCon brings together the world of science and pop-culture for a festive weekend. The convention was established by Steve Wozniak along with Stan Lee and first premiered in 2016. For an idea of what to expect, check out my coverage of last years event.
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