I will be leaving all the March posts here as "archived" and will add links to updated April versions.
Most recent info on subjects covered in this post can be found here:
ARCHIVED POST -- information from this point on was up to date as of 3.31.2020
This post is where I'll update links for postponed events; Online con alternatives; Links for funding sources for indie artists/creators (UPDATED 3.20.2020)
Updates from CA State Dept of Public Health 3.17.20
List for "COVID-19 Los Angeles Community Resources"
We need to get ready now... (you tube clip from 3.14.2020)
For links to credible science sources for COVID-19 updates, see this post on the blog:
From "Freelance Artists Source" on WordPress. This resource has links for general resources, advocacy for freelancers, and national relief funds and grants
From California EDD (Employment Development Dept)
The Creator Fund from ConvertKit
"Thank you all, and thank you for watching. The first two days are up at www.wannacon.com and archived, and the third one is archiving as we speak."
Link for podcast interview with WannaCon organizer
Planet Comiccon Kansas City
Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
August dates announced. Text from their Facebook page on 3.13.2020:
We know a lot of fans were hoping to transfer over badges to the new dates, so starting today through March 27, you'll have the option to transfer your badges to ECCC August 2020 or receive a full ticket refund. You can read all the details here: EmCity2020.com/
For the fastest response to your questions, please DM the facebook page.
Disneyland Park Anaheim closed March 14th - end of month
LA Times Festival of Books -- Moved to Oct 3-4th
quote from LA Times article:
"The 25th Festival of Books, originally scheduled for April, will now take place the weekend of Oct. 3-4 on the USC campus. The fourth Food Bowl, previously set for May, will also be moved to the fall, with dates to be announced later.
Coachella -- Moved to October
Text from their website:
"At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.
Coachella will now take place on October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18, 2020. Stagecoach will take place on October 23, 24 and 25, 2020. All purchases for the April dates will be honored for the rescheduled October dates. Purchasers will be notified by Friday, March 13 on how to obtain a refund if they are unable to attend.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in the desert this fall."
While this link is from a diabetes source, some of the tips here may be helpful for others in the high risk categories: