The CCXP Cologne 25 should take place from June 27th to 2021th, 2021. Nothing will come of it. As the organizers announce, the German offshoot of the CCXP will also be suspended next year. The reasons for this? Corona.
"After careful consideration, however, we have now made the tough decision to suspend the event again next year," says the organizer of CCXP Cologne 2021. CCXP Cologne had to be canceled this year for understandable reasons when the federal and state governments containment of the coronavirus pandemic decided at an early stage to ban major events. The organizers had indicated a lack of planning security, which could be one of the reasons for the renewed break next year.
In 2019 the CCXP Cologne celebrated its premiere in the Cologne exhibition halls as an offshoot of the popular South American CCXP. Impressions from the debut including the photo series can be found here: CCXP Cologne 2019: Successful start – room for improvement remains • Spielpunkt – board games and video games.
CCXP Cologne should be "big party for fans".
The cancellation does not come as a surprise, for many events it is currently uncertain whether and in what form they will take place in the coming year. In the meantime, the CCXP organizers had set up an alternative at short notice this year, namely in Form of a cosplay competition, one of the central events of the CCXP Cologne.
The reason for the cancellation of the CCXP Cologne 2021 is essentially based on the fact that the Cologne Convention was designed as a physical on-site trade fair with a mandatory human, emotional exchange, explains the event team: "Our event is supposed to be a big party for fans, artists, Being a celebrity and being a partner – whom you jot down in your calendar full of anticipation, arrange to meet up with friends, travel to Cologne together and spend an unforgettable time there.”
However, this is exactly what is currently completely unclear due to the corona pandemic. Will you even be able to travel anywhere next year? Will major events be able to take place? Are people allowed to meet in public spaces? Could you keep an event date if you set it now?
The decision to cancel CCXP Cologne 2021 may be a nuisance for fans, but it is understandable given the current circumstances. "In the current overall situation, we see neither the basis for the implementation of an on-site CCXP Cologne nor a time full of anticipation for the upcoming event," said the organizers. They first want to wait until the pandemic is over so that they can then “look forward to a great event with full power and double commitment”.
Between the lines of "Therefore we want to wait for the pandemic" it probably also says: We will hold the CCXP Cologne if Corona allows it. Whether that will be in 2022 is currently uncertain. However, it can be assumed that the organizers will announce the relevant information in good time.
"We hope that you can understand our decision and believe in us even in these difficult times," the organizers said to the fans. Instead of a big trade fair announcement, there is at least one consolation for fans who have to do without the CCXP Cologne again: "To signal to you that our partners and we are still there for you, we have a few great Christmas surprises in store for you in December. So, to all XMas Avengers: Assemble!”
Information about CCXP Cologne is available at: Comic Con Experience & Cosplay Event | CCXP COLOGNE.
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