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Comic-Con Explains How Its Panels Will Work This Year

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Comic-Con, billed as the biggest pop-culture event of the year, will not be taking place in San Diego this year. Instead, Comic-Con 2020, dubbed Comic-Con@Home, will be taking place entirely online, a move that potentially democratizes the entire event, at least for anyone with an internet connection. But how will […]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Has Officially Been Canceled

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Has Officially Been Canceled

In a move that really surprised no one, Star Wars Celebration Anaheim has become the latest convention get canceled in 2020. A lot of people have been waiting for this to happen, and more or less assumed that Celebration Anaheim was going to be the latest convention to get canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. While […]

Denver Pop Culture Con Canceled for 2020, Will Return 2021

Denver Pop Culture Con Canceled for 2020 but Will Return 2021

Denver Pop Culture Con has been canceled. The decision came after the State of Colorado announced it's intent to use the Colorado Convention Center through the end of the year. All tickets for the 2020 show will be refunded, while exhibitors have the option of a full refund or credit for their next event. "Due […]

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The ESA Announces New Official Dates For E3 2021

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has apparently decided to set up new dates for E3 2021 after this year's event was canceled. The organization themselves haven't posted anything themselves, but GameIndustry.biz are reporting that they shared news with their partners on Friday night that they are simply now looking ahead to next year's event. What's […]

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QuakeCon 2020 Has Been Canceled Thanks To The Coronavirus

Bethesda's yearly QuakeCon gathering has officially been canceling, leaving this summer a bit more open. It's all thanks to the global coronavirus pandemic, which has already shuttered a number of other events throughout the year. Bethesda Softworks and id Software released a joint statement on the official QuakeCon Twitter account, explaining the thought process behind […]

SXSW Announces 2020 SXSW Gaming Awards Nominees

SXSW 2020 Announces Its 2020 Gaming Awards Winners

SXSW 2020 may have been canceled, but that doesn't mean some of the non-attendance stuff was as they still decided to give out its Gaming Awards. The coronavirus may have forced the event to not happen, but they can still give away awards to all those who were nominated and eventually won. Here's the complete […]

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Comic Con Spaces Being Repurposed Over Coronavirus Pandemic

In New York, the Javits Convention Center, home to Reed POP's New York Comic Con, is now being converted to a 2,000-bed hospital complex to treat coronavirus patients. Governor Cuomo toured the 1.8 million square foot Manhattan complex yesterday as the Federal Emergency Management Agency was at work to turn it into four, 250-bed temporary […]

Game Developers Conference Announces "GDC Summer" For August

Game Developers Conference Announces "GDC Summer" For August

The organizers behind the Game Developers Conference will be giving it another shot in August with an in-person event called GDC Summer. After the coronavirus nixed plans in March, which should be happening as of when we're writing this article, the convention said they'd look ahead to see what they could do. Now we know […]

Gamescom Is Moving Forward With 2020 Event For The Time Being

Gamescom Is Moving Forward With 2020 Event For The Time Being

While the rest of the world is panicking over the next few months of coronavirus, others are looking ahead in the year, which includes Gamescom. While many conventions over the next few months have put the kibosh on their own plans, those that are happening in the Fall and Winter of 2020 have yet to […]

Open-Air Atomi-Con, Announced To Replace WonderCon in April

Earlier today, Bleeding Cool ran the news that Comic-Con International had cancelled April's WonderCon in Anaheim. No sooner had the word dropped that Mike Wellman of Atomic Basement in Los Angeles has picked up the baton and is running with it. He has just announced Atomi-Con. A few miles north of Anaheim, to be held in […]

Comic-Con Museum Cancels All Events Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Comic-Con Museum Cancels All Events Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Comic-Con Museum, a subsidiary of the nonprofit organization that also runs San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon, has announced that, following the recommendation of the California Department of Public Health, they will cancel all upcoming events to be rescheduled at a later date. That includes Pop Culture Science: The Science of Get Out, originally scheduled to […]


E3 2020 Has Been Canceled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

We pretty much knew it was only a matter of time. The ESA confirmed this morning that E3 2020 has officially been canceled over coronavirus concerns. Up until a week ago, the organization let people know they were closely monitoring the situation. Now it appears with Los Angeles in a state of emergency, the United […]

Devolver Digital Freaks Out Everyone Over E3 Cancellation Rumor

Devolver Digital Freaks Out Everyone Over E3 Cancellation Rumor

Usually, we don't write about events being canceled until we get an official word, but Devolver Digital put us in a bit of a position tonight. The company basically broke gaming Twitter this evening with the notice that E3 2020 is probably going to be canceled in the morning. The firestorm on Twitter you might […]

GDC 2020 Has officially Been Postponed

GDC 2020 Announces Virtual Awards & Talk Schedule

GDC 2020 may be postponed as an event, but organizers have decided they will continue to run some of the plans strictly online. The organization will provide free streaming content from March 16th-20 between 9am-5pm each day, featuring many of the original speakers who would have been at the event in person. This includes the […]

"GhostWire: Tokyo" Is Currently Scheduled For E3 2020

"GhostWire: Tokyo" Is Currently Scheduled For E3 2020

Provided that E3 2020 doesn't get canceled from the coronavirus, we know for certain at least one game that will be there is GhostWire: Tokyo. We're not gonna lie, we almost forgot this game was still happening. This is primarily due to two things. One, Bethesda has kept leaks about the game under control for […]

The ESA Responds To Iam8Bit Resigning From E3 2020

Last week we reported on how iam8bit resigned from E3 2020 as the creative directors of the event. This week, the ESA has responded to that decision. According to Video Games Chronicle, the organization provided a statement on the matter, showing that they are moving forward with the event despite the loss of their input. […]


Oni Press to Sell ECCC Exclusives Online Following Coronavirus Cancellation

Oni Press to Sell ECCC Exclusives Online Following Coronavirus Cancellation

In a press release sent about a half-hour before ReedPOP announced the cancellation of Emerald City Comic Con due to coronavirus fears that prompted most of the show's exhibitors to pull out, Oni Press sent out a press release revealing that, due to the cancellation of the event, the publisher will sell its ECCC exclusives […]