Heroes Comic Con Gothenburg Postponed

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On March 11 the Swedish government announced that a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people would be taking effect at midnight. This is a direct result of the strong recommendation from the Public Health Agency in Sweden to put the ban in place to try and slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). The ban on gatherings has not been given a time frame yet, so the uncertainty is big as to how many events it will hinder. As we are right on the cusp of convention season, chances are we will hear of more and more events in the coming days. The ban includes heavy fines and possible jail time for up to six months for anyone arranging an event that does not comply to the new rules.

Heroes Comic Con Gothenburg is one of the biggest fandom events in Scandinavia, and they announced earlier today that they are postponing the convention meant to take place on May 9-10. For now, the event has not been cancelled, but they are waiting for new guidelines from the Public Health Agency and the Swedish government before announcing a new date for the event. Since there is no new date set yet, they can not promise the availability of the guests that have already been announced. This means that there is no news on whether Felicia Day will still be guesting the convention or not. Because of this, they are offering refunds through Ticketmaster to anyone who has already bought tickets to the convention and/or tickets for autographs and photo ops. They will be honoring already bought tickets at the new date, however, and should the guests you already have photo op and autograph tickets for be able to make it to the new date, those will be honored as well.

We will make sure to keep you updated when more information becomes available.

Emelie

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Despite having been a fangirl for as long as she can remember, it wasn’t until Emelie left the security of her hometown in the north of Sweden for the hustle and bustle of Gothenburg, that she found her tribe and really immersed herself in fandom. She currently works as second line field engineer tech support, and shares her home with cats Loki and Stiles. In her free time you can find her either playing Dungeons & Dragons 5e, or on Twitter (@killingnormalcy) yelling about Critical Role, Marvel, Twenty One Pilots, and Overwatch.

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