We’ve just received some sad news from the media handlers of the popular BookExpo, The Book Con and Unbound event that was to be held in July after being rescheduled from late May due to the Coronavirus Pandemic (we first discussed that HERE). With the city still dealing with this crisis, this event will cancel its plans for the year and return next Spring. Check it out down below.
The Press Release:
To our BookExpo, UnBound & BookCon community,
Due to the escalation of COVID-19 globally, Reed Exhibitions has today announced that the next edition of BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon will now take place in the spring of 2021.
Initially, we were optimistic that our events could run in late July. However, as the pandemic has continued to escalate in the United States and we see the challenges it has brought for the book industry, it is clear that 2020 is no longer a viable option for this community.
We have worked closely with the venue, hotel community and contractors to identify workable new dates. Unfortunately, the available options do not meet the necessary criteria to support the business needs of our industry. This led us to make the difficult decision to wait until 2021 to deliver a vibrant BookExpo, UnBound and BookCon.
While we cannot move forward with a physical event in 2020, we are finding new and different ways to connect our exhibitors, attendees and readers to celebrate books virtually, and we look forward to coming back stronger in 2021. We stand with you and we will do everything we can in the coming months to highlight your business, bring our community together and support you.
Your tickets for the 2020 event will be automatically refunded. No action is required on your end.
To all of our fans and customers – our hearts are with you and we thank you for your patience and support as we all navigate these challenging times.
BookExpo & BookCon
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: While I am saddened to find something else being moved into next year, its really more important to get rid of this virus more than anything else. The way things are going still I am wondering if most if not all of our summer plans are nixed for 2020. I have to admit that I never expected something like this to be happening in our lifetime with all of these technological and pharmaceutical developments. Stay healthy out there my friends, and follow the directives that are being given. I’ve barely been out of my apartment and only seem to mobilize to replenish some of the necessary food supplies. See you next time around with most likely another fully cancelled event for 2020.