Emerald City Comic Con postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

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Seattle’s annual comedian e book conference, Emerald City Comic Con, has been postponed amid rising concern surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The occasion, which has run since 2003, was set to happen from March 12th–15th on the Washington State Convention Center. It will now be hosted someday this summer season, making it one of many many main cultural occasions to be canceled or delayed on account of the COVID-19 virus.

“We did everything that we could to run the event as planned, but ultimately, we are following the guidance of the local public health officials indicating that conventions should now be postponed,” Emerald City Comic Con organizers mentioned in a statement. Earlier this week, the occasion’s organizers mentioned followers attending this yr would receive a refund on their tickets, nevertheless, the organizers talked about {that a} refund might take as much as 30 days as a result of quantity being processed.

In the weeks main as much as Emerald City, quite a few distributors, together with Dark Horse Comics and Del Rey Books, withdrew their attendance. The state of Washington has been considerably impacted by the virus, with 70 people currently identified, together with a person employed at Amazon. Tech firms, together with Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, have requested that their Seattle-based workers make money working from home to assist stop the unfold of the virus.