This summer, fans were set to head to Southern California for the yearly celebration that is San Diego Comic-Con. The event was originally set from July 23-26 but organizers have announced that it has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the largest fan events around the world will return to the convention center on July 22, 2021, for next year’s convention. Similarly, WonderCon has been postponed until next year as organizers do their part to keep fans as safe as they can. While this was a difficult decision to make, as over 150,000 fans attend this event every year, they recognized that there would be no way to safely hold San Diego Comic-Con at any point this summer.

If you had purchased a badge for the 2020 event, you will have the option to either refund your order or transfer the badge to next year’s convention. All 2020 badge holders will be e-mailed within the week on steps to take for either option. If you were set as an exhibitor for the event, you will also have the options to either refund your deposit or simply transfer for the 2021 event.

Within the week, OnPeak, Comic-Con’s official hotel affiliate, will be canceling and refunding all deposits made through them. If you booked your hotel room through OnPeak, you will not need to take any action to ensure you receive your refund. You will simply be notified by the system when your refund has been completed.

“Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures and while we are saddened to take this action, we know it is the right decision,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the organization. “We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.”