The time has come. I have the unenviable responsibility of announcing the postponement of San Japan until Labor Day 2021. This decision does not come lightly. It is the result of months of discussion and works with our partners, vendors, and venues. Many sleepless nights have been spent pouring over research and strategy. We feel this is the best way forward to ensure the health and safety of everyone involved.
This has been a crazy year. My goal, since joining San Japan over a decade ago, has always been to help create a safe place for fans to celebrate their passions. I am incredibly proud of our work in creating a community of fandoms that continues to grow year after year.
Event and community organizers around the world know that the world has changed, and now we must change with it. Our team will be spending the next 14 months learning, growing, and working to ensure that San Japan 2021 is a safe, equal, and open environment that shows the best of the community.
We have started a rollover or refund process for anyone who has bought tickets or space. I beg for your patience as we work with the team to get things processed and closed out. A full list of rollover and refund actions are available below.
In closing, thank you to the SJ staff and team for your hard work. Thank you to the venues for understanding. A major thanks to Visit San Antonio for being an advocate for special events and organizers in our city. And most of all, thank you to the attendees and participants. We know that our fandom is resilient, strong, and scrappy. We will bounce back from this and be better than ever.
Yours in Community,
San Japan Convention Chairman
Cosigned by the San Japan Board
Tanya, Miguel, Angelica, Mark, and Jon
You will receive an email within the next 72 hours.
Artists and Vendors will receive a separate message from their organizing teams.