Organisers Monopoly Events confirmed in a statement that the March 2021 cannot take place due to concerns about the ability to put on a quality event with all the safety measures required. They explained, “We believe that you have every right to expect a certain standard with all of our shows, and after having such an incredible 2020 event in March (that seems so long ago now!), there was no way that we could compromise this year’s show. There are still many questions over international travel which would affect our guests, the speed of vaccination, the capacity allowable for indoor events at this period and what measures might have to be in place that would affect your enjoyment (guests wearing masks, screens, socially distanced photos etc…). With the show only two and a half months away it doesn’t seem right to forge ahead without any real understanding or control over what we can actually provide for people when the doors open.”
Whilst confirming the postponement they have also announced that the event will be larger than the most recent (March 2020), doubling the size of the event and using the neighbouring and fully connected Convention Centre as well as the Exhibition Centre on the ACC Liverpool campus. They expect that this will lead to more guests, props, space, vendors and enjoyment for fans.
Although the March event has been postponed, current guests Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Daniel Gillies have all confirmed their availability for Comic Con Liverpool 2021 in November.
In addition Monopoly Events will be announcing a string of additional guests from film, TV and gaming genres and will be announcing them once contracts are finalised and signed.
Tickets for the March event remain valid, but refunds are available for those no longer able to attend via firstname.lastname@example.org