Anime Boston 2020 Announces Cancellation of Event

The Northeast's largest anime convention cancelled because of restrictions on gatherings related to COVID-19 virus

Boston - Anime Boston, the largest anime convention in New England, announced that it will be cancelling its 2020 convention at the Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Mass, on April 10 through 12, 2020.

On March 13, 2020 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced a ban on all gatherings of 250 or more people in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The ban is set with no current end date, until the governor announces otherwise. Given the uncertainty of the restrictions, Anime Boston has been cancelled for the 2020 calendar year. Additional information can be found at

“We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy,” said Kristen Leiding, Convention Chair. “We certainly hope to see you at the next Anime Boston, April 2–4, 2021.”

About Anime Boston: With over 25,000 attendees in 2019, Anime Boston is an annual three-day Japanese animation convention held in Boston, Mass. Anime Boston 2021 is scheduled for Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4 at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton Boston Hotel. More information about Anime Boston can be found at

About New England Anime Society, Inc.: The New England Anime Society was founded in 2001. Based in Massachusetts, The New England Anime Society, Inc. is the parent organization of Anime Boston and is dedicated to furthering public education and understanding of the Japanese language and culture through visual and written media. More information about The New England Anime Society is available at

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