PHOENIX — Scratch off another event for 2021 -- Phoenix Fan Fusion.
The yearly pop-culture convention announced Wednesday that because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and after discussions with the City of Phoenix, it has decided not to host year's events convention in May.
It marks back-to-back years that the pandemic has forced the convention to be canceled. The 2020 event was postponed from the spring to the fall and ultimately canceled.
"We’ve been looking forward to seeing you all at our next convention, unfortunately, we’re going to have to wait just a bit longer," a statement on the Phoenix Fan Fusion Facebook page read.
"Considering the current degree of uncertainty over when mass gatherings can resume, and after consulting with the Phoenix Convention Center and City of Phoenix officials, we will not be holding our May 28-30, 2021 convention. We feel this is the best option, as the safety and well-being of our attendees and participants is of utmost concern to us," the statement said.
Organizers did announce the dates for the 2022 festival, January 14-16, which is significantly earlier in the year than it is typically held.
Those who purchased passes or vendor booths for either the planned 2020 or 2021conventions will automatically have their passes transferred to the 2022 dates, according to the post. Refunds were not mentioned.
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