It deeply sadden us at GES to have to post such awful news, however, we too believe that the safety of the nation is priority and that prevention is better than cure. The unfortunate, yet foreseen, has happened and ReedPop has had to postpone Comiccon Cape Town due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. It saddens our heart that we will only bring the cosplay competition to Cape Town next year, however, we do look forward to the talent and entries next year! If you have any questions, regarding refunds or carrying over entries, please contact GES at firstname.lastname@example.org with all your questiosn and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible. On the 18 March, Reed Exhibitions released a statement regarding the suspension of the con, read below for the official statement made by the Comic-con Africa organisers :
“After the South African Government’s ban on public events over 100 people for a 90 day national disaster period, Reed Exhibitions has confirmed that the 2020 edition of Comic Con Cape Town will sadly not be taking place. The show will now be held from 24 – 27 April 2021 and will still take place at the Cape Town Stadium.
Portfolio Director Carla Massmann says ‘The organising team is deeply saddened and regrets this unavoidable turn of events.’
Comic Con Cape Town is keeping a strong focus on communication with fans through digital channels with regular Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and newsletter updates.
Fans will have a choice between refunding their ticket or rolling it over to the new dates in 2021. This process will be managed hand-in-hand with ticketing partner Howler.
For fans wondering about the international talent announced to date, Carla continues ‘We are a close-knit global family. We stay in regular contact with them. Right up until this announcement they remained excited to attend the Con. They are just as disappointed as we are and we will keep you updated on all 2021 guest announcements in due course.’
Cape Town, your heroes are still coming. Comic Con Cape Town is not saying goodbye, but rather “see you all soon!” And with their typically positive attitude the team has a silver lining: Comic Con Cape Town will now be a full four epic days in 2021.