Sunday, April 26, 2020

2020 Conventions: A followup

Okay so it's been quite a while since I reported on what I was planning for conventions this year and wow. In the period from March 14th to today, both Castle Point Anime Convention 2020 and AnimeNEXT 2020 get canceled as a result fo the virus floating around (and numbers still going up even if we're all still being confined to our living spaces). The rest of the conventions throughout the the year either followed suit or are still waiting out on if things get any better (let's face it, it likely won't)

With how things are progressing I may just call a year off from conventions just to keep on the safe side. I've been to two major cons in 2016, a few more in 2017, and then 2018 and 2019 being the first two years where I attended all of the "signature cons" without skipping one for one reason or another. So if I were to indeed call "this year off" it wouldn't mean or impact much since I've been to so many conventions, large and small, over the past four years.

The earliest con I'm willing to consider attending this year is Long Island Retro Gaming Expo 2020. I'm uncertain about NYCC2020 unless that gets canceled since it's on a much bigger scale compared to most of the other cons. As for AnimeNYC2020, I'm going to try seeing about attending that convention as well even if it's massively grown in scale from the first two years.