Updated: Jul 2, 2020
With many conventions and events rescheduling or canceling, a lot of vendors and artists are losing expected income for the coming months. This can be a huge challenge for a small business! It's also frustrating for cosplayers, crafters, and others who have worked hard and planned to be able to show their finished products, as well as attendees who planned to buy gifts, attend panels, or enjoy art. Thankfully, some wonderful people are getting together to create virtual conventions that you can attend from the comfort and safety of your own home!
ConventionPrime is a website that was created as a hub for creators affected by cancelled and rescheduled conventions. The goal is to help pop culture consumers find and support independent artists and creators, outside of the usual convention exhibition floors and artist alleys.
To help out entrepreneurs, Tasty Peach Studios is showcasing artists and vendors who have been affected by cancelled conventions and events.
NeverlandCon is a free virtual convention taking place July 10th through 12th on Discord. The con features an Artist Alley, guest streamer Drago Eclipsed, a cosplay contest, panels, and fandom chats.
Concellation is the convention that was cancelled before it could even be announced! An event that started out as a gag, this Facebook Group has surpassed 30k members who connect over their geeky interests and live the con life. They even have multiple groups for different sections of the event: Art Show Dealer's Room
Natsukashii Con takes place on Discord July 10th through 12th and will include an artist alley, events, livestreams, rooms to show off your creations, cosplay, and fandom chats.
SATcon is a Discord convention taking place on July 11th and 12th. It features fandom chats, an artist alley, cosplay, a writing area, and games!
This Facebook group was created to help artists and shoppers connect as conventions are being canceled all around the world. The group has nearly 8k members and around 250 posts per day! Perfect for anyone looking to buy, or artists looking to sell.
Were there any virtual conventions I missed? Let me know! I plan to update the list regularly to keep it accurate, so keep checking back for more convention news.