Originally set for May 2-4 at Tokyo Big Sight, plans for Comiket 99 have changed due to the recently extended State of Emergency in the Greater Tokyo area. While they’re still aiming to hold the event under the same name, preparations have shifted to Winter 2021, marking the third postponement or cancellation of the physical Comiket event since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Even beyond the current State of Emergency, events will likely be limited to fewer than 10,000 people including staff members, and since Comiket typically pulls in 20 to 30 times those numbers in just attendees, it makes it difficult to run at anything close to full capacity. The Comiket 99 committee is currently in talks with the Tokyo government about the situation, as well as ways to help doujinshi artists who will be missing out on a major source of their income and exposure.
Following the extension of the State of Emergency Declaration and related government policies, we are regrettably postponing Comic Market 99, originally planned for May 2-4, 2021 at the Tokyo Big Sight. We thank you for your understanding. https://t.co/vnf48Hlt9W #C99
— コミックマーケット準備会 (@comiketofficial) March 8, 2021