Yesterday: Talking about cosplay ideas for when we can finally go back to comic conventions.
Today: "L.A. Comic Con says it is moving forward with its plan to hold an in-person convention in December"
OH HELL NO
I don't care if they're limiting it to 10% of capacity and requiring masks. Knowing what we know now, December is going to be way too soon.
Admittedly it's been years from the worst, back when it was Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo and they had a reality show on SyFy, but still...
Planning a convention for the middle of winter during a pandemic when there's no provision for actually *holding* a convention within public health regulations? Might be a new low.
Whew! L.A. Comic-Con is officially re-cancelled for the year, with some of the guests already scheduled for 2021. Tickets can optionally be refunded or saved for next year. The more I think about it, the more I think they were hoping to get at least some revenue in this year, even if it ends up being just a super-early pre-sale for next fall.
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