Portsmouth Comic Con, due to have taken place over the May Bank Holiday weekend have postponed and rescheduled of later in August. It’s a relatively new comic con – only in its third year – but was well attended, and took particular pride in the quality of guests they booked. Guess such as Walt Simonson in the first year and Roy Thomas last year. This year, we were to have Adam Hughes and more. And, hopefully, we still will when it returns on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2020.
Here’s the full statement below:
Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, The Guildhall has taken the decision to move this year’s event to the new dates of Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August 2020.
We have been monitoring the rapidly changing situation carefully and feel this is the right decision to ensure the welfare of our guests, exhibitors, staff, volunteers, sponsors and suppliers. It also ensures that we will be able to produce the event to the high standard you have come to expect and enjoy.
Portsmouth Comic Con – International Festival of Comics is presented by the charitable Guildhall Trust with our partners Tripwire Magazine and GoGeek Events CIC. While this postponement will have a financial and logistical impact, we are determined that the event should go ahead in August and give us all something to look forward to beyond this uncertain time.
In these difficult times, we ask that all of our fantastic comic, film, TV, cosplay, pop culture and geek fans and communities come together to spread the word and help make the new dates an even bigger success!
Existing tickets are automatically transferred to the new dates and ticket holders do not need to do anything further. If you are not able to attend the new date, please contact your point of purchase by 17th April 2020.
Please keep an eye on our website www.portsmouthcomiccon.com and social channels for further event updates and for lots of comic-related articles and activities to keep you entertained if you are self-isolating!
Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to Portsmouth in August.