In what will be the first of at least three posts about stuff we love getting canceled or postponed over the current Covid-19 Coronavirus, we have news that in the last hour both Wondercon has been postponed and Disneyland is shutting down until the end of the month.
Disneyland, which was initially exempt from a ban on large public gathering, has now decided (via Variety) that the California theme park will be shutting down on March 14th and will stay closed until at least the end of the month.
Meanwhile, Wondercon, the sister convention to San Diego Comic-Con (which is still scheduled to go on as according to plan) has just been officially postponed. Here is the official statement from event organizers:
To protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, the California Department of Public Health announced a recommendation that gatherings and events of more than 250 people should either be postponed or canceled. Comic-Con (organizer of WonderCon) will abide by this recommendation. Therefore WonderCon Anaheim, scheduled for April 10-12, 2020 in Anaheim, California, will be postponed until a later date. We will begin processing refunds in the coming days.
We continue to work closely with officials in San Diego and at this time no decision has been made regarding the rescheduling of Comic-Con slated to take place this summer; July 23-26, 2020. We urge everyone to follow the recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and your local health officials.