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NEWS: SXSW Event Cancelled, ECCC Event Postponed Due to Coronavirus




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Aresef



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:28 am Reply with quote
Otakon also put out something today: https://www.otakon.com/info/monitoring-novel-coronavirus-2020/

They’re taking it seriously but not ready to cancel just yet. There’s still time for the situation to develop.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:43 am Reply with quote
To give you an idea of just much money could have been given to the local economy there, about $356 million was pumped into the local economy last year:

Source: marketwatch.com/story/south-by-southwest-festival-canceled-due-to-coronavirus-2020-03-06
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writerpatrick



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:21 pm Reply with quote
I was expecting this might happen. Even more significant is that many movies may be delaying their releases from summer until later because people could be staying away from movie theaters. This would be especially true in China and the Chinese film market can really make a lot for a film. They're already doing it with the newest Bond film and I expect others may follow.
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