This year’s VidCon is canceled
VidCon, an annual gathering of social media influencers and content creators, is canceled this year in the US. The show was scheduled for June 17th through the 20th in Anaheim, California. The company made the announcement on Monday and said it’s looking to make the conference happen sometime in the fall, although organizers are still working on a plan. For now, tickets will be refunded. The team is also exploring virtual formats and seeking speakers who might be willing to participate.
Creators like Coyote Peterson, Adam Waheed, and James Charles were all scheduled to attend this year’s show. Of course, VidCon is only one of the countless events worldwide that have been canceled, postponed, or moved online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple’s WWDC is going virtual, and Google’s I/O developer conference was fully canceled, among hundreds of other similar industry events. Disney closed Disneyland in Anaheim, too. Many conferences are finding workarounds or at least postponing until the fall when the worst of the virus’s spread might have passed.