Star Wars followers acquired some anticipated however nonetheless disappointing information this afternoon: Star Wars Celebration 2020 has been cancelled. Following the axing of assorted different main occasions, akin to San Diego Comedian-Con, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s not stunning that SWC has now adopted go well with. It nonetheless hurts, although, seeing as this may’ve been an enormous deal for followers. In spite of everything, the Celebration would’ve marked the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Again.
As you’d count on, Star Wars lovers are crushed over the information, and are pouring their devastation out on social media. To begin with, right here’s the official announcement made earlier at the moment, which reveals that the date of the following Celebration has already been locked in – and it received’t occur till August 2022. Yeah, that’s not precisely serving to carry followers’ spirits.
Because of the affect of COVID-19, we’ve made the choice to cancel Star Wars Celebration 2020. Whereas this information is disappointing, we’re completely happy to announce #StarWarsCelebration will return to Anaheim in 2022. Full assertion with ticket transfers/refunds data at https://t.co/o2ObVULVVF pic.twitter.com/CnRWHZhuDq
— StarWars Celebration (@SW_Celebration) June 15, 2020
Of us can’t say they’re shocked, but it surely’s nonetheless a bummer.
Obtained the official e mail Star Wars Celebration was cancelled. Completely anticipated it to occur, but it surely’s simply bumming me out a lot to cancel so many issues I regarded ahead to this yr.
— Steph Loughran (@steph_lough) June 15, 2020
Or, as Yoda would say…
Unhappy, however anticipated, this growth is… pic.twitter.com/KgSxCwm9tS
— TheWinterWind (@thewinterwind1) June 15, 2020
However then once more, perhaps Luke Skywalker sums up our emotions greatest.
— Miguel Fernandez #ZackSnydersJusticeLeague (@miggyy650) June 15, 2020
Prepare for 2020, introverts!
Me coming to Star Wars Celebration: Anaheim in 2022 able to social gathering with all of my introverted buddies I haven’t seen in two years. pic.twitter.com/0MgzMLbtNH
— Kristen Bates (@kristenkbates) June 15, 2020
star wars celebration 2020 was moved to 2022 and because of this i’ll now die
— manuel (@rivasxmanny) June 15, 2020
Star Wars Celebration cancelled, thanks ‘rona, for snagging another glimmer of happiness from the world love that for us.
— Enterprise Casexual (@Smooshkin_) June 15, 2020
It could’ve been a nerve-wracking expertise with the whole lot that’s occurring… however 2022?!
Lastly Star Wars celebration is cancelled, my nervousness can relaxation simple
However to be taught it received’t occur until 2022? pic.twitter.com/3krQerQnIf
— Ari 💀 (@b0neboss) June 15, 2020
Now there’s a thought…
Figured, however think about an On-line model of Celebration.
— Murke N’you (@Nivekian13) June 15, 2020
SDCC will serve up an internet model of their con, in any case, so it might make sense for SWC to observe go well with. Even when they don’t, although, some are calling for the followers to get collectively to make their very own celebration on the weekend beginning Friday, August 28th.
With Star Wars celebration not occurring, the Star Wars followers ought to take that weekend and submit podcasts movies, and issues like that to have their very own celebration!
— Jeremy (@PositiveSWfan) June 15, 2020
That is disheartening information, for certain, each that the Celebration is cancelled within the first place and that the following one received’t be till August 2022. Selecting such a far-off date might be a wise transfer on Lucasfilm’s behalf, although, fairly than danger shifting it to later this yr, for instance, when issues probably received’t have simmered down but. The excellent news is that the 2022 Celebration can mark one other Star Wars anniversary as an alternative – 20 years since Assault of the Clones! Really, you realize what, nevermind.