Three more summer events have been cancelled or rescheduled this past weekend.
As a result of precautions around the COVID-19 pandemic, Tokyo Toy Show which was originally planned to run June 11-14 has been called off with no new schedule or other plans yet announced, leading to the belief the show has been fully cancelled for this year.
At about the same time, Wonderfest cancelled the planned Summer event, scheduled for July 25th. It’s been replaced by the brand new Autumn Wonderfest, which is planned be held on November 1st.
Finally, TFCon Toronto has been pushed back from its original July dates, and is now planned to happen starting on September 4th to try to provide for a safer environment for their attendees. You can read their full announcement about the change here.
We can’t say the change of plans for the Japanese hobby shows won’t have any impact, the landscape of the hobby culture in Japan is a little different to that of the US for instance, where their hobby magazines would have already been part of the plan to share new reveals for the major companies with or without the shows to debut things first. This is more likely to hurt smaller groups that don’t necessarily have the reach or finances to be able to secure page space like that to get eyes on their products.
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