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Animethon 27

Aug 7 - 9 / 2020 Edmonton Convention Centre Edmonton Alberta Canada
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ASAPA/Animethon COVID-19 Statement

Animethon to Return in 2021


COVID-19 has caused a drastic impact on our lives and many events since its outbreak; we have been carefully monitoring the situation and its potential  impact on Animethon. With our community and attendees’ well-being at the forefront of our concern, together with health authorities’ current recommendations and projections, the Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts (ASAPA) and the Animethon 27 Committee has made the difficult decision to postpone Animethon to August 6-8th, 2021.

We appreciate and value the many supporters, staff, and industries in the community. It is with that on our conscience; we understand we have the responsibility to prevent the spread of the virus and protect our community. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges economically, socially, and conscientiously on many aspects of our lives. With those challenges in place, ASAPA and the Animethon 27 Committee cannot confidently bring you the quality event and programming that our community has come to expect. We hope everyone can understand this difficult decision.

After careful consideration, we have determined that it is not feasible to maintain the necessary precautions such as social distancing, hygiene, and quarantine recommendations put forth by the health authorities for an event our size.

This postponement has been a very difficult decision for us, but we will use this extra time earned to plan for our postponed event to exceed your expectations. In the meantime, we hope you all stay healthy and happy. See you next year.

ASAPA Board of Directors & Animethon 27 Committee



Registration & Hotels

With regards to tickets and passes that have been purchased already, we will automatically transfer your passes and tickets to Animethon in 2021; there is no need to submit the transfer request or repurchase manually. Those who would like a refund (minus transaction fees) may make their request by emailing registration@animethon.org before July 31, 2020. Please allow at least 3 weeks for processing time.

Pre-registration will be closed for this year immediately. We will monitor the situation and announce when it will reopen for our event in 2021 at a later date. If you booked a hotel room through our partner hotel, Courtyard Marriott downtown Edmonton, they have already been informed of the event’s postponement. They should be contacting you within a couple of days with details of your cancellation.

We don’t have agreements with any other hotels, airlines, or other modes of transportation. You will have to contact them directly.


Vendors

The deadline to request refunds is July 31, 2020. Anyone who has requested a refund, their application will be withdrawn and must re-apply again for 2021. There will be no special privileges granted on the re-application.

Anyone who wishes to retain their placement for 2021 should not request a refund. Vendors must pay at least 50% of the cost of their booths by July 31, 2020, to guarantee their placement in 2021.

Application acceptance for 2021 will be announced at a later date. The current waiting list will be cleared.

All refunds must be full refunds (minus transaction fees). Partial refunds will not be issued.

Any questions, please contact vendors@animethon.org


Artist Alley

The deadline to request refunds is July 31, 2020. Anyone who has requested a refund, their application will be withdrawn and must re-apply again for 2021. There will be no special privileges granted on the re-application.

Anyone who wishes to retain their placement for 2021 should not request a refund. Artists must pay the full cost of their table by July 31, 2020, to guarantee their placement in 2021.

Application acceptance for 2021 will be announced at a later date. The current waiting list will be cleared.

All refunds must be full refunds (minus transaction fees). Partial refunds will not be issued.

Any questions, please contact artistalley@animethon.org


AMV Contest

Thank you, everyone, for their submissions. We will let everyone who entered know what we will be doing going forward.

Any questions, please contact amv@animethon.org


Panellists

Thank you, everyone, for your submissions. However, to keep panel content relevant, current submissions will not be carried over to 2021. Please re-apply for 2021 when the panel submissions open again.

Any questions, please contact live@animethon.org


Guests and Industry

Animethon will strive to retain the same announced guests for our postponed event. However, it is ultimately up to the guests themselves, their management  agencies, travel considerations, and other restrictions that will affect their attendance.


Volunteers

We thank everyone who has applied for volunteer opportunities. Please re-apply again for 2021 when applications are open.


Staff

The Animethon 27 Executive Committee will remain the same. All current staff will retain their positions.
Again, thank you all for your support.

ASAPA Board of Directors & Animethon 27 Committee