Dragon Con 2020 says it’s not canceling or postponing — for now


Atlanta’s biggest sci-fi convention Dragon Con is still happening as of now.

On Facebook Wednesday, the organizers said they are continuing to book celebrities and plan events anticipating the con is going to happen Labor Day weekend as scheduled. That is more than four months away.

"Many things in the world are uncertain right now," the message said. "One thing isn't: We are planning to throw one sorely-needed, amazing celebration come Labor Day. We're moving forward to keep #DragonCon2020 on schedule."

Nonetheless, they hedged their bets by noting that “we’re keeping in touch with the experts either way, and working with our venue partners to make sure everything and everyone stays safe, happy, and healthy. Rest assured if at any time we feel that cannot be accomplished, we will do what is needed to protect our community.”

And when someone asked about the refund policy for folks who have already purchased tickets and might not want to attend for safety fears, the organizers wrote: “We understand people have concerns, and are currently re-evaluating our refund/roll forward policy. More guidance on that policy will be available in the coming weeks.”

The convention regularly draws 60,000-plus attendees during the four-day annual extravaganza, which includes panels, parties, a parade and cosplay galore. It began in 1987 and has become a beloved Atlanta tradition.

San Diego's Comic Con, which goes back a half-century and now draws 135,000-plus fans, was supposed to happen in July. Organizers nixed the convention due to the pandemic.

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