It’s the latest mega-event to fall prey to the social distancing quantifies put in place to reduce the dissemination of COVID-1 9.
In a statement, the documents of the conference organizers said 😛 TAGEND
VidCon is dedicated to delivering premium entertainment events across the globe. Our first priority is the safety and health of our attendees, patronizes, orators, developers, and staff. Due to the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID-1 9 and the precautions being taken a number of permissions worldwide to manage this pandemic, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the 11 th annual VidCon in Anaheim this June. All tickets and pre-ordered merch that have been purchased for the June 17- 20, 2020 happening will be refunded in full by April 15, 2020. This incorporated in all costs for previously canceled tickets.
VidCon is one of the most important events for the massive entertainment industry that’s grown up around the streaming stages. Those scaffolds — solely YouTube and Instagram — smoothed in a bit over $35 billion in spending in 2019, or approximately half of the ad drag that television advertising drew in for the same year.
More than precisely an opportunity for entertainers to promote themselves and their produces, the incident is a critical window into where social media is heading.
In its own way, the phenomenon is as important to the streaming community as upfronts are to traditional media, or newfronts are to online media.
The( entirely appropriate) response to the COVID-1 9 outbreak is one that’s been echoed in industries as disparate as entertainment, engineering and vehicle manufacturing. Most of the large-hearted auto shows have been canceled this year, together with the major developer affairs from Alphabet subsidiary Google and Facebook. Other affairs are going remote or turning now to virtual merely — like Apple’s big developer and product event later this year.
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