One of my best friends messaged me asking if I was still going to Emerald City Comic Con. Many creators have cancelled their appearances due to the outbreak. Me and my fiance had a long conversation about this and whether we wanted to put ourselves at risk by traveling. After much deliberation, we agreed to still fly to Seattle, but I would limit my four day press badge to one single day. Should Emerald City Comic Con cancel the convention entirely?
Earning the press badge for Emerald City was going to be a major highlight in 2020. Seattle is a city I have always wanted to visit. I was happy my fiance wanted to come along, so I didn’t have to travel by myself. Major disappointment hit me when I talked with my fiance about cancelling the trip.
Emerald City Comic Con is responsible for the safety of their guests. On Emerald City’s main page, it lists how they’re going to prepare for the virus by upping sanitation efforts. While this is sort of comforting, it doesn’t eliminate the mini panic I had about getting sick. The artists who cancelled had loved ones, small children or older folks who they didn’t want to put at risk. Is my trip going to endanger people I love?
Ultimately, I don’t know what the right decision is for Emerald City. Some say cancel, others say no worries. I believe in doing what’s best for you. I have stopped reading random internet articles about Corona Virus because there’s so much panic and inaccurate information spreading. I’m monitoring the Seattle State Health Department along with the CDC for updates and that’s about it.
Feel free to weigh your thoughts in the comments, should Emerald City Comic Con cancel their show?