ReedPOP has announced that four MCM Comic Con events scheduled to take place in the UK this year have been cancelled.
This decision was made “following the escalation of COVID-19 in the UK, Europe and globally,” and will mean that MCM Comic Con Birmingham (Saturday 27th – 28th June), MCM Comic Con London (Friday 10th – 12th July), MCM Comic Con Manchester (Saturday 1st – 2nd August) and MCM Comic Con Scotland (Saturday 26th – 27th September) will no longer take place.
“Our aim since the beginning has always been to put on the best events for you as possible, a space for you to gather together, be yourselves, and make memories with those who matter to you most,” ReedPOP explained in a press release.
“The effects, actual and projected, of Coronavirus are evident across all aspects of our lives here in the UK and across the world and after extensive discussions with all the relevant public health, local and national authorities, with our partners, and after listening to our fans, we have taken the decision not to go ahead with these events.
“We’d like to thank everyone who had prepared to deliver what promised to be a fantastic set of events celebrating the very best of Pop Culture, and those who waited patiently during this challenging and unprecedented time whilst difficult decisions were being made.
“Refunds for ticket holders, pre-paid photo and autographs, exhibitors, retailers and artists will all be automatically processed, with no further action needed on your part. We aim to have all refunds processed before the end of June and we appreciate your continued patience and understanding.
“Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and to all of you, who look forward to our events year on year as a place of acceptance and safety. Rest assured, we are working hard to make sure that when safe to do so, we will return as a physical event, but until then we have plans to bring you all your comic con needs to the safety of your own homes, so stay tuned over the next few months! “