ViacomCBS has cancelled its VidCon convention for online creators and fans for the second consecutive year due to the resurgence of COVID-19.
This year’s event was to be held Oct. 22-24 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
“Unfortunately, due to the recent increases in COVID-19 cases and evolving health and safety mandates, we have come to the difficult but right decision to cancel VidCon this October,” VidCon General Manager Jim Louderback said in a statement on the event’s site. “We just can't risk the health and safety of our attendees, creators, speakers, sponsors, and staff — and we want to ensure we provide everyone with the very best VidCon experience.”
The site states that the event has been rescheduled for June 22-25, 2022, also at the Anaheim Convention Center.
All 2021 VidCon ticket orders that do not contain single-day tickets will be automatically transferred to the 2022 event, but holders may also request a full refund up until June 3, 2022. Because the single-day ticket offerings for the 2022 event will be different, those orders will be refunded in full by Sept. 3, 2021, according to the site.