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FanX postpones 2020 convention due to surge of COVID-19 cases

The event will be postponed until 2021

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FILE - Fans attend FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Friday, March 25, 2016.

Fans attend FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Friday, March 25, 2016.

Chris Samuels, Deseret News

The FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention announced Friday this year’s event will be postponed until 2021 due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Utah.

“After discussions with community leaders, health officials and the surge of COVID-19 cases in Utah the past few weeks, we feel it’s in the best interest of our community to postpone,” organizers said in a statement.

The convention, which was scheduled to take place in September, will now take place Sept. 16-18, 2021.

Tickets for this year’s event will roll over for the 2021 convention. Ticket holders who can’t attend in 2021 can use the tickets for other future events or request a refund before Aug. 15, according to FanX.

In the meantime, FanX also announced that it will be hosting virtual events, including celebrity meet-and-greets and panels, on its social media channels.

FanX is not the first comic convention to cancel its in-person event due to the coronavirus pandemic. The San Diego Comic Con is being held virtually this year, with online panels and events taking place July 22-26.