Horror fans were supposed to converge on the Showboat in Atlantic City last month, but obviously the COVID pandemic ruined those plans. Organizers announced they would move the Convention to September, but other than the dates, nothing is changing.

In a statement, they said

We have been following the COVID-19 pandemic closely and taking the direction from the Governor’s office very seriously. We were hoping to make New Jersey Horror Con’s June show happen, but after speaking with the Showboat hotel and NJ Horror Con staff, it is clear that the pandemic will (again) prevent us from this date. We will be MOVING/POSTPONING June’s show to September 25th, 26th and 27th 2020 at the Showboat Atlantic City. Everyone’s safety (attendees, vendors, celebrities and staff) is our main priority and we wouldn’t want to jeopardize anyone’s health. We also want to be able to put on the best show possible, we feel this is the safest move for everyone.
Thank you for your continued support as we work hard behind the scenes 24/7 to make this show the best it can be.

There is a huge list of celebrities that will attend, as well as a huge list of movies that will be part of the Film Festival. Tickets are still available.

I'll be honest, while I like the organizers' optimism, I have doubts that this convention will even be able to happen in September. We're seeing numbers grow again, and we've already seen fall events like Sea.Hear.Now and food fests in Red Bank get canceled. At a convention like this, you have tons of people in a relatively small place. Cramming people into hotel conference rooms or movie theaters isn't a great idea.

I am curious as to how cosplay will look at conventions like this. If you're wearing a costume mask, will you be required to wear a medical mask underneath, or on the outside?

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