R. Trajano is a Certified Witness for CGC, the comics grading and slabbing company. He was planning to travel to Seattle for Reed POP's Emerald City Comic Con but just got the word from CGC that they are cancelling due to fears of the coronavirus. CGC has now issued an official confirmation.
CGC has decided not to attend the 2020 Emerald City Comic Con, which is being held in Seattle, Washington, March 12-15.
Washington state has been particularly impacted by the coronavirus. Senior CGC staff discussed the situation and made the decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of its employees. CGC is disappointed that it will miss this show for the first time in over a decade, and regrets the impact its absence will have on collectors.
As of March 3, Emerald City Comic Con was still planning to proceed as scheduled. For the latest, please visit www.emeraldcitycomiccon.com.
For a full schedule of shows that CGC is attending, please check CGCcomics.com/events. The calendar will be updated as needed.
CGC join a growing number of companies and guests who are pulling out of the show. Reed cancelled their London Book Fair this morning after the big name publishers all pulled out. So far the big name no-shows at ECCC have been DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Penguin Random House and now CGC. How many will be too many for the show to continue?