Life in a Pandemic

Life in a Pandemic

The novel coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is quickly changing everything about the world around us. While we can’t keep up with every development, here are some examples of how the 2020 pandemic crisis is impacting many of the events and businesses we cover:

Support Our Locals: Arizona Artists and Exhibitors Impacted By Convention Cancellations Arizona artists and exhibitors impacted by convention cancellations (3/13/2020) - Support our local creators as the coronavirus pandemic forces convention cancellations that impact their business.
Frozen II Frozen 2 comes to Disney+ 3 months early; The Rise of Skywalker now for sale digitally (3/13/2020) - Frozen 2 will be available three months ahead of schedule on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning Sunday, March 15.
Arizona Renaissance Festival 2019 Arizona Renaissance Festival cuts 2020 season short; Phoenix Film Festival postponed (3/16/2020) - The Arizona Renaissance Festival is now closed, and the Phoenix Film Festival has been postponed.
ZapCon 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19 (3/16/2020) - Zapcon 2020 is canceled due to COVID-19 precautions.
Free Comic Book Day 2016 Free Comic Book Day 2020 postponed (3/19/2020) - Free Comic Book Day 2020 has been pushed back to later in the summer.
Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” ‘Onward’ to digital sale March 20 and Disney+ April 3 (3/20/2020) - Disney and Pixar’s Onward is coming to home platforms early due to theater closures amid the pandemic crisis.
Drawn to Comics Drawn to Comics unleashes mobile comics delivery service to combat quarantine blues (3/21/2020) - To the rescue: a comics delivery service in the Phoenix area.
Dr. Germ 8 things to know about the novel coronavirus, wipes and ‘Dr. Germ’ (3/24/2020) - Charles Gerba of the University of Arizona, aka “Dr. Germ,” discusses research on disinfectants’ power to kill the coronavirus.
Doctor Who Series 12 A message of hope in worrying times … from the Doctor (3/25/2020) - The Thirteenth Doctor has a message for anyone feeling worried.
Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019 Phoenix Fan Fusion 2020 moves May convention to September (3/25/2020) - Phoenix Fan Fusion 2020 will now take place in September instead of May.
Samurai Comics Banks family Supply chain disruption just one more challenge for local comic book stores in pandemic (3/25/2020) - Local comic book stores were already struggling with digital disruption and the effects of the global virus pandemic before their…
Coconino County officials have been providing drive-thru testing for the coronavirus to people who have a referral from their doctor to get a test. (Photo courtesy Coconino County Health and Human Services) Arizona OK on social distancing; state’s counties, not so much (3/26/2020) - Arizona did relatively well in a new study of social distancing, but the same could not be said of how…
Covid19AZ COVID-19 in Arizona: Stay-at-home order starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday (3/30/2020) - Gov. Doug Ducey issued a stay-at-home order on Monday to prevent further spread of deadly COVID-19, which has claimed 20…
Tourists visit Grand Canyon National Park in this 2019 file photo. The park had been open, with limited services, during the coronavirus outbreak, but was closed abruptly by the National Park Service in the face of health worries. (Photo courtesy National Park Service) COVID-19 fears close Grand Canyon National Park after weeks of pressure (4/1/2020) - The National Park Service abruptly closed Grand Canyon National Park on Wednesday, bowing to weeks of pressure after health officials…
In era of COVID-19, virtual reality could change how world plays, consumes sports In era of COVID-19, virtual reality could change how world plays, consumes sports (4/3/2020) - Virtual reality could provide fans and spectators with experiences previously thought only possible at in-person events.

Stay up to date on Arizona event cancellations and postponements:

April 10, 2020

CANCELED: LepreCon 46 Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention

April 11, 2020

CANCELED: LepreCon 46 Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention
CLOSED: Collectors Marketplace

April 12, 2020

CANCELED: LepreCon 46 Science Fiction/Fantasy Convention

April 18, 2020

CLOSED: Imperial Outpost Miniature & Model Expo
CLOSED: Collectors Marketplace

April 25, 2020

CANCELED: ZapCon 8
CLOSED: Collectors Marketplace

April 26, 2020

CANCELED: ZapCon 8

April 29, 2020

CANCELED: Dungeons & Dragons 101

May 2, 2020

CLOSED: Collectors Marketplace

May 3, 2020

Retro Rewind | Monthly Retro Film & Game Swap

May 9, 2020

CLOSED: Collectors Marketplace
Epic Toy & Comic Book Show

May 16, 2020

CLOSED: Collectors Marketplace

May 21, 2020

POSTPONED: Phoenix Fan Fusion 2020

May 22, 2020

POSTPONED: Phoenix Fan Fusion 2020

May 23, 2020

POSTPONED: Phoenix Fan Fusion 2020
CLOSED: Collectors Marketplace

May 24, 2020

POSTPONED: Phoenix Fan Fusion 2020

May 27, 2020

CANCELED: Dungeons & Dragons 101

May 30, 2020

CLOSED: Collectors Marketplace

June 6, 2020

CLOSED: Collectors Marketplace

June 7, 2020

Retro Rewind | Monthly Retro Film & Game Swap

June 12, 2020

Con Nichiwa 2020

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