Hey everyone~ It’s been about 2 months since our first coronavirus post and we think it’s about time for an update!
Currently, the MA state ban on businesses and large gatherings is set to end on May 18th. That date’s already been extended a few times, so we’re keeping a close eye on what Governor Baker and the leaders up on Beacon Hill are doing to keep us all safe. We’ve also been following updates from the CDC and WHO, as promised. If there is a PopCult Anime Con 2020, please be aware that it will come along with things like enforcing social distancing, mask-wearing policies, and a whole lot of hand sanitizer.
As a small community-based convention, we recognize how important it is to address our attendees’ health and safety concerns and will absolutely keep you all notified when any date and/or policy changes are officially made. In turn we want to thank you, our dear attendees and fans for understanding that as a small community-based convention simply cancelling PCAC without government intervention is a “heath and safety” concern for us as well. Financially speaking, we’d be ruined.
The uncertainty of the future is something we are traversing through together, which brings us right back to our original statement regarding COVID-19. As we prepare to entertain you this coming August, be it live in Framingham or with digital content TBA, we hope these efforts help put smiles on your faces and remind you that despite quarantining You Are Not Alone. Please if you can afford to, pre-register and sign up for some events – Panels, Masquerade & Game Shows are all open and in need of applicants! Or perhaps consider donating to help with virtual content should a government cancellation come to pass – even just a few dollars is a big help!
All that said, PopCult Anime Con is still moving forward with its plans for August 2020! Our hearts bleed for our first responders, essential workers, the families of those who have passed, the sick, the quarantined and everyone affected by the COVID-19 virus. We do not move forward blindly, and intend to run the convention as close to CDC and MA State recommendations as possible. A community in solidarity will always soldier on. Thank you for being a part of our community.
Stay tuned for more event announcements and other PopCult Anime Con 2020 news. Be excellent to each other… and don’t forget to wash your hands!