WINNIPEG - The organizers of Winnipeg’s first ComicCon have pushed the event back a year, citing concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The pop-culture fan convention was to take place from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2020, but co-founder Scott Péron says the health and safety of everyone involved is their top priority. “As such, we support the measures taken by the government and health authorities to deal with COVID-19 and we hope that together we can overcome this crisis,” Péron said in an announcement posted on the event website.
The 2021 ComicCon will showcase artists and merchandise from entertainment genres like gaming, anime, sci-fi, and, of course, comic books and cartooning from across the spectrum. The event’s organizing committee had been looking forward to bringing the tradition, already in four Canadian cities, to Winnipeg for the first time, but looks forward to “contributing to Winnipeg's culture, tourism, and economy,” next year. Winnipeg ComicCon 2021 is planned for October 29 through 31, at the RBC Convention Centre.