It is with great disappointment that we announce Animazement 2020 has been officially canceled for this year. This decision was not made lightly, and after many discussions with all respective parties we have come to the unfortunate conclusion that this is the best choice under the circumstances.
Our board of directors reviewed the possibilities for postponing the convention to a later date, but after much deliberation, we have decided it would not be feasible to reschedule. Trying to coordinate the availability of all respective parties has been very difficult. We cannot guarantee that all aspects of Animazement would be available at a later date and we do not wish to compromise the quality of our convention simply for the sake of having a convention.
If you purchased a badge for Animazement 2020 before April 1st, you will have two options.
1) Do nothing and your registration will automatically be rolled over to next year’s convention.
2) Attendees and Dealers can request a full refund through the form found here and here. (We created an identical duplicate form to help with traffic.) To receive a full refund, you must have purchased your badge BEFORE April 1st. Any registrations purchased on or after April 1st, 2020 will be subject to our normal refund policy.
Artists should initiate refunds through Eventbrite directly.
We will offer full refunds through May 31st, 2020. After that date, all remaining registrations will be automatically rolled over to 2021 and subject to our normal refund policy.
The hotels have been notified and some have begun to notify attendees that they are canceling the reservations, but we do suggest attendees contact the hotels directly to ensure that your reservation has been canceled.
As a nonprofit, volunteer run organization, our income comes from direct sales related to our convention – every badge that is purchased, every shirt/button/pin you buy from the dealers table, the booths that are purchased in artist alley and the dealers room. The sales from each convention are what covers our operational costs throughout the year. With the lack of convention this year and the costs already associated with the preparation for the 2020 convention, we will be leaving the cost of badges at $65 for the next year to help try and cover our operational costs.
As always, we will be manning booths at other conventions and will be offering discount badges at our booths. You can also keep an eye out for other opportunities to purchase a badge for 2021 in advance at reduced cost.
Please know this decision was not made lightly and we are all as disappointed as we know you are. We’ve spent the past year preparing for this convention. But we also know this is the right decision considering current events and the uncertainty of the future.
We hope to see you all at Animazement 2021.