The North Carolina anime convention Animazement is cancelling its 2021 event, and says it will be back late May 2022.
“The health and safety of our Animazement family is of the utmost importance to us,” the con wrote on its website. “Along with our attendees, staff, guests, artists and dealers – this includes all the staff at the hotels, convention center, and the entire Raleigh community. Although vaccinations are becoming more readily available and cases are starting to slowly decrease, we cannot forget that we are still in the midst of a pandemic.”
It further explained, “For those interested in holding on to their tickets, all registrations will automatically be rolled over to AZ 2022. You will not need to do anything. All artist and dealers’ booths will also be automatically rolled over if you take no other action.”
As a final thought, it says this was a hard decision to make, but it looks forward to seeing its con-goers again in 2022.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.