Thursday, April 02, 2020

cancel con culture

Right now we're in the midst of COVID-19 smacking civilization around and generally having its way with us, and that means economic disaster, stressed healthcare services, and the grim reality of daily rising casualty lists. On a smaller scale this means that Japanese animation conventions are getting canceled right and left.

Anime Central in Chicago was supposed to be happening May 15-17; it's been pushed to 2021. Anime North in Toronto was originally scheduled May 22-24, and has also been moved to May of next year.  These two shows are longtime Anime Hell hosts, and obviously if the convention's not happening, then sadly, those Anime Hells aren't happening either.  Project A-Kon, the host of Otaku Hell, has also been postponed until 2021.

We're all hoping that we get through this sooner rather than later, and once the dust settles we'll get back to amusing audiences the way we've always done. In the meantime we are investigating the possibility of doing some sort of streaming Hell show over the internets, so please stay tuned to this blog or the Anime Hell event page on Facebook for updates!

Stay safe out there everybody. Wash your hands, wear a mask, stay home.

-Dave M