WhedonCon, the popular comic and pop-culture con started as a tribute to multi-hyphenate creator Joss Whedon that takes place annually in Los Angeles, announced that it will be rescheduled from June 5-7 to October 30-Nov 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current NIH and CDC guidelines.
In an email to former and future attendees the organizers wrote, “At WhedonCon, the health of our attendees and volunteer staff is our number one priority. In consultation with the Hilton LAX and in compliance with state, city, and federal guidelines, we are postponing WhedonCon 2020 to the weekend of October 30 – November 1, 2020. Join us this fall for a very Happy Hallo-WhedonCon!”
A portion of 2020 event proceeds go to the Los Angeles LGBT Center which since 1969 has led the fight for the most vulnerable within the diverse LGBT+ community by providing programs spanning from housing, medical care, advocacy, community, and education. And in memory of Ron Glass, the Ron Glass Memorial Scholarship at the Al Wooten Jr. Youth Center, a youth center that since 1989 provides a neighborhood approach to the revitalization and empowerment of a community in crisis. A safe and nurturing environment committed to good citizenship and academic excellence by providing free after school & low-cost summer programs for boys and girls in grades 3-12.