Coronavirus: Emerald City Comic Con postponed until summer

VIDEO: Emerald City Comic Con postponed

SEATTLE — Fans of the Emerald City Comic Con will have to wait until at least summer to attend the event.

“After many hours of conversation internally & consultation with local government officials and the tourism bureau, we have decided to move next week’s Emerald City Comic Con to Summer 2020 with date & detail announcement forthcoming,” organizers said on Twitter Friday morning.

Reedpop, the organizer of the event, said it did everything it could to hold the event as planned, but decided to follow “the guidance of the local public health officials indicating that conventions should now be postponed.”

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Reedpop said fans will receive refunds for their tickets without having to take action. Because of the volume, refunds are expected to be received in 30 days.

“Our hearts go out to the entire Seattle community, everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and all of you, the nearly 100,000 amazing human beings who look forward to this event each year."

Organizers said it was working with Visit Seattle and the Washington State Convention Center to secure alternate dates this summer.