Baltimore Convention Center has confirmed that they will not host any gatherings for the rest of 2020 and will continue to serve as a COVID-19 testing center and field hospital facility.
The online live event will host exhibitors, retailers, artist alley, guests, the Ringo Awards, and programming. Announcements will be made via their mailing list and social media platforms.
All tickets purchased for the 2020 live show will automatically transfer to the convention on October 22-24, 2021. This includes tickets for Frank Miller as he has already confirmed plans to attend the 2021 convention.
Since presale ticket funds are used to book the Baltimore Convention Center and pay for operational expenses, they are not offering wide ticket refunds. They are issuing refunds for tickets on a case by case basis and may take a while to process, according to their statement.
AfterShock Comics, Source Point Press, and Valiant Entertainment have each donated $10 vouchers for ticketholders for merchandise at their booths in 2021. Ticketholders will receive comics, trades, and graphic novels electronically this year, including Dark Ark Vol. 1 and Animosity Vol. 1 from AfterShock Comics, The Damnation of Charlie Wormwood trade and DEK Vol. 2 #1 from Source Point Press, and Bloodshot Book One trade and X-O Manowar #1 from Valiant. BOOM! Studios will also provide PDFs of The Woods Vol. 1 and Wynd #1.
They have already confirmed many guests for the 2021 convention, including Marty Baumann, John Beatty, Brett Breeding, Howard Chaykin, Frank Cho, Becky Cloonan, Steve Conley, Katie Cook, Kristina Deak-Linsner, Garth Ennis, Mitch Gerads, Joe Giella, Gene Ha, Dean Haspiel, Greg Hildebrandt, Jamal Igle, Tom King, Joseph Michael Linsner, Bob McLeod, Carla Speed McNeil, Frank Miller, Terry Moore, James Pascoe, Andrew Pepoy, David Petersen, Brandon Peterson, Tom Raney, Afua Richardson, Louise Simonson, Walter Simonson, John K. Snyder III, Jill Thompson, Robert Venditti, Mark Waid, Gene Luen Yang, and Thom Zahler.