Friday, April 3, 2020

COVID #15 of 15 April 2020 -- Events postponed

UPDATED 4.3.2020

This post updates information from the #7 of 8 posts in March 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)

Please note the links are for general information purposes only and my comments/summaries are not tax/business/legal/medical advice. Please consult your own resources for advice that best suits your individual situation.

virus infographic by @mireiadoro

For links to credible science sources for COVID-19 updates, see this post on the blog:

Tips on how to get the most protections from social distancing (image above is from article in this link)

SoCal based online con WANNACON  was held March 13-15th, 2020. Hosted by author-publisher Russell Nohelty.
Three days of interviews with artists and creators.
Russell's summary here -- and link for archived event
"Thank you all, and thank you for watching. The first two days are up at and archived, and the third one is archiving as we speak."

Link for podcast interview with WannaCon organizer

COMIC CONS postponed
Link for list of indie artists/creators who were scheduled to exhibit at WonderCon

Planet Comiccon Kansas City

Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC) 
August dates announced. Text from their Facebook page on 3.13.2020:

ECCC is making its return August 21-23, 2020 at the WSCC! We're so excited to pack our show into three unforgettable days this summer.

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:

For the fastest response to your questions, please DM the facebook page.

Other closures/postponements

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.
While the Book Prizes awards ceremony will not be held this year, honorees and winners will still be acknowledged via an announcement to be released on April 17."
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."

Tips for people in High Risk Categories

While this link is from a diabetes source, some of the tips here may be  helpful for others in the high risk categories:

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