Star Wars Celebration 2020 Is Cancelled, Will Return In 2022
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has already decimated the 2020 convention season. Now, Star Wars Celebration is the latest convention to pull the plug on its plans for the year. Earlier today, ReedPop and Lucasfilm issued a statement that confirms the cancellation of Star Wars Celebration 2020. However, the event will return to Anaheim in summer 2022.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, we’ve made the decision to cancel Star Wars Celebration 2020. While this news is disappointing, we’re happy to announce #StarWarsCelebration will return to Anaheim in 2022. Full statement with ticket transfers/refunds info at https://t.co/o2ObVULVVF pic.twitter.com/CnRWHZhuDq
— StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) June 15, 2020
One the main reasons that there won’t be a Star Wars Celebration in 2021 is because Disney plans to have D23 event next year. Regardless, there’s no guarantee that the 2021 conventions will be able to go on as planned.
ReedPop has also announced that fans will have multiple options regarding their tickets for this year’s event. Ticket holders for Star Wars Celebration 2020 can transfer their reservations to Celebration 2022. However, they will also able to receive a full refund or credit for Star Wars Celebration merchandise. The announcement also notes that all pre-ordered exclusive merchandise will still be delivered. But fans can select a refund for the merchandise as well. The refund window will open on June 22, and close on August 26.
Star Wars Celebration 2022 will take place in Anaheim from August 18-22, 2022.
How do you feel about the cancellation of this year’s Star Wars Celebration? Are you looking forward to returning to the con? Let us know in the comment section below!
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