The famed Comic-Con International convention, which attracts more than 135,000 people, including celebrities, is “unlikely” to hold its usual gathering this year as a result of the new coronavirus, according to a San Diego Union-Tribune article.
San Diego Tourism Authority CEO Tourism Authority CEO Joe Terzi told the Union-Tribune it will be difficult for organizers to host the annual convention given the recommendations surrounding social distancing to limit the spread of the new virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease.
Terzi told the Union-Tribune, “Based on our knowledge of the event, it will be very difficult for them to have that event in July.”
However, a spokesperson for the Comic-Con convention said organizers are exploring their options.
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