Wilkes Comic Con 2020 postponed
To our Wilkes Comic Con community:
Before I begin this announcement, I want to express my deepest gratitude to all of you for your incredible support since we began planning last year’s con way back in the Winter of 2017. Without your support, ideas, and generosity, we would not have had the incredibly successful event last year. This year was shaping up to be even better!
Our community has some of the greatest people in it, with some of the most talented artists, gamers, crafters, and actors. Seeing everyone come together to celebrate geek culture and help Wilkes Playmakers is a very special thing.
It is heartbreaking for me to have to announce the cancellation of Wilkes Comic Con 2020. The health and safety of our attendees, our exhibitors, and our staff must be our number one priority. After discussions with our staff and Wilkes Playmakers, we felt that there was no way in good conscience we could host a gathering of so many people when doing so could potentially put their health at risk. This cancellation will also include all events associated with the con including Free Movie Friday and the Drink and Draw. I hope that next year, with COVID-19 behind us and all the restrictions from the state and county lifted, we can run an even better show.
Our team is very proud of the work we had put in on this year’s con and it was shaping up to be better than last year’s. We had exciting new panels, returning favorites, more music, and more gaming and some surprises too.
Is there any good news? Yes!
We are proud to announce that Wilkes Comic Con 2021 is scheduled for July 10, 2021.
Parody for Charity will be doing a brand-new on-line event next month, featuring the Wilkes Playmakers and special guest stars!
While you are waiting, we will be holding a VIRTUAL Drink and Draw on July 18th! This live on-line event will benefit Wilkes Playmakers – more information to come.
I’m also happy to announce ALMOST LIVE! at the WILKES COMIC CON! This YouTube Show will begin filming next week and will feature many of our exhibitors, artists, and musicians, as well as other local talent.
While this won’t replace being at the con this year, we hope this will make your Summer a little more fun. Please continue to follow us on social media on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
On behalf of the entire staff of Wilkes Comic Con, I want to say thank you for your continued support. We are looking forward to seeing you at Wilkes Comic Con 2021!