This year was set to mark the inaugural Anime Frontier convention at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX. That debut is going to have to wait, though, because the 2020 event has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The event is still going to happen, it's just going to be a little longer before it kicks off for the first time. Founder and Show Director Peter Tatara came through with a new date for the convention, which is now scheduled to launch on the weekend of May 14-16, 2021.
Here's more from the message:
After immense deliberation, we feel postponing until 2021 is the only right decision we can make, as we look to create an inviting, exciting, safe, and healthy celebration for Texas’s anime community – and there’s no way to achieve this right now without putting this same community at risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
We’re reaching out to all attendees and exhibitors with more details, but please know everyone will have the ability to move their tickets or booths to May 2021 or have them refunded. And if you booked in our hotel block, your reservation will be cancelled automatically without any charges.
We’ve been at work on Anime Frontier for the past year and were deeply excited to create something new together with you, and our pledge now is to take the next year to build an even bigger celebration of Japanese pop culture together with the creators and companies at the heart of the anime and manga worlds.
Source: AnimeFrontierTX on Twitter