VidCon announced that its US conference, scheduled in late October, has been canceled as a consequence of issues over the rising variety of COVID instances. The organizers, nevertheless, say that VidCon 2022 is scheduled for June Twenty second-Twenty fifth and that non single-day tickets for the 2021 occasion will robotically switch to the brand new occasion. VidCon has famous, although, that the occasion subsequent yr gained’t essentially have the identical friends and actions deliberate for this yr.
Final yr, VidCon 2020 was canceled with hopes of holding the occasion within the fall, which then was hopes of holding the occasion in summer season 2021. These hopes lastly grew to become the scheduled occasion that’s now canceled. Nevertheless, the corporate does have digital events that it’s been holding as a part of what it calls VidCon Now.
With a heavy coronary heart, we should verify we’re canceling VidCon US 2021 We hope to see you in Anaheim June 22 – 25, 2022! For extra data on ticket transfers, refunds, and FAQs, please go to https://t.co/VwfnzSH0mR. pic.twitter.com/3lHz0A9uMU
— VidCon (@VidCon) August 20, 2021
VidCon’s announcement submit says that anybody who needs a refund may have till June third, 2022, to get one and that single-day tickets might be robotically refunded. It additionally factors customers to an FAQ about the cancellation if they’ve extra questions.
VidCon isn’t alone in its hesitancy to carry large-scale occasions in 2021. We’ve seen different in-person occasions scheduled for this yr get canceled, and tech keynotes from the likes of Apple and Samsung have remained digital. Some occasions are nonetheless deliberate for later within the yr, comparable to PAX West and our personal On the Verge, each of which would require attendees to be absolutely vaccinated.
Planners have struggled to discover a steadiness in terms of organizing occasions throughout the pandemic, having to determine whether or not to carry hybrid occasions, cancel issues totally, or transfer issues to a future date the place situations will, hopefully, be higher. In early 2021, it appeared as if that point would come someday this yr, however numerous issues have saved that from being the case. There’s uncertainty in regards to the delta variant, unvaccinated folks, breakthrough instances for individuals who have gotten the shot, and even what number of pictures folks ought to obtain (to not point out the issues in regards to the vaccine’s availability outside of the US).