Due to COVID-19 restriction pressures, today the Supanova Comic Con team have announced that the upcoming Adelaide convention has been cancelled.
The event was scheduled to go ahead this coming weekend – the 11th and 12th of December. South Australian pop culture, gaming, and comic fans looking forward to the return of conventions have been disappointed by this announcement.
Information from the Supanova website and shared across their social media accounts provided some insight in to the challenges the Supanova team were facing.
“As many of you will be aware, major changes to state border restrictions were announced late last week, with additional details released across the weekend. Regrettably, these changes have presented an insurmountable barrier to the delivery of this weekend’s show, and it is therefore with great sadness that we must announce the cancellation of Supanova 2021 – Adelaide.”
“Disappointed doesn’t event begin to cover it on our end, so we can only imagine how our South Australian fans must be feeling right now”
This news comes today as SA Health reports that there are currently 45 known active COVID-19 cases in the state. Despite high levels of vaccination (82.1% of South Aussies over 12 years of age have received 2 vaccine doses). the border opening and the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have had authorities on high alert.
On the 4th of December, all travellers from ACT, NSW and VIC were updated to a moderate risk level. Moderate risk travellers are required to quarantine until they receive a negative test result, and are not allowed entry to high risk settings within 7 days of arrival to the state.
South Australia’s local AVCon (Anime and Video Game Convention) has had to cancel its last two planned events due to COVID-19 restrictions. Uncertainty and changing quarantine requirements may see other Adelaide events cancelled or postponed.