On March 8, 2021, Comic Market Preparation Committee has announced that “Comic Market 99” that was to be held on May 2 to May 4, 2021 in Tokyo Big Sight will be postponed. The reason is due to the “the extension of the state of emergency and the government guidelines”.
“Comic Market 99” had gone through various studies, adjustments, and preparations for the realization of the on May 2 to May 4, 2021 as the event followed Tokyo Big Sight’s “Guidelines for Preventing Coronavirus Infection at Exhibitions, etc.” as well as judging from the situation at that time, “By following the various restrictions, Comic Market 99 can only have at most ten of thousand visitors instead of the previously daily 200 thousand visitor”.
However, due to the coronavirus infection, the second state of emergency was announced on January 7, 2021, and it was decided that it will be extend for another 1 month from February 7.
On February 26, according to the guideline from the Cabinet Secretariat’s Coronavirus Infectious Diseases Control Promotion Office, it was deemed that “Comic Market 99” would be difficult to be held, thus resulting in the announcement of postponement.
Also, “Comic Market 99” will strive to be held in winter 2021, but they are unsure on how the usage of Tokyo Big Sight as the venue, will be. Furthermore, announcements will be made again as they need to consider the future situation regarding the coronavirus infection.
Please wait for the future announcements.
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