Coronavirus really came out of nowhere, I honestly do not know anyone who was ready for it. Not only has it closed countries down but on a smaller scale it has forced major gatherings to shut down too. One such gathering is Dublin Comic Con 2020 Spring Edition. In a press release they had this to say:
This has been a very hard decision for us to make. We are fans, first and foremost, and DCC is a big part of who we are. These shows are a labour of love and it is not a decision taken lightly. Along with the venue and guests, we have done all we can to keep the show going in a safe manner and give people something positive to be excited for, an escape from reality for a few hours during what are very trying times.
As of yesterday, we were committed to ensuring the event went ahead safely, but in a very short time we have seen the local and global landscape change beyond our control. Combined with last minute guest cancellations, which affect the quality of the show, and the general consensus from the public requesting the event be postponed, we feel this is the best solution to both protect the health and safety of attendees, guests and staff and ensure people have adequate time to cancel or change their plans for the event.
As default, all tickets and stall holders will be transferred to our August show, but we ask everyone for patience as we set up alternatives for those of you who wish to have a refund instead of a transfer.
We will temporarily hold emails coming into our main inbox while we set up alternatives for those who do not wish to transfer ticket dates.
We have a lot of great guests lined up for August and aim to put on a show to make it worth the wait!
I’d like to personally thank you all for your support and patience and we look forward to Summer Edition.
I am a little saddened by this decision, but in the end it truly was the right thing to do and I respect them for doing this. Like many fans they have my full support in taking these precautions.