We'd told you earlier about "Peacock Live," a new after-hours hard-ticket event at Universal Studios Hollywood celebrating all the franchises from the park's NBCUniversal parent company.
Branded to the company's new online streaming service, the two-day event looked like Universal's answer to Disney's D23 Expo event - a way for the company's stars and fans to connect. But now, Universal has postponed the event indefinitely.
On the Peacock Live website, NBCUniversal said that the postponement was "due to uncertainty surrounding some of the event’s programming elements." But I don't think it takes too much imagination to translate that statement to "COVID-19," or the novel coronavirus that is shutting down events all around the world, including the huge SXSW Festival in Austin that was cancelled today. Peacock Live had been scheduled for March 28-29.
For theme park fans, Peacock Live promised several newsworthy panels, including a four-park Halloween Horror Nights presentation at which we expected house reveals for Orlando and Hollywood. There was also a Universal Creative panel scheduled, at which we might have - finally - gotten an official announcement of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Hollywood, which is well into construction on the park's Lower Lot.
Universal Studios Hollywood is refunding tickets for those who request such by March 20. (Call 1-800-UNIVERSAL for refunds.) Universal is calling this a postponement rather than a cancellation, though there's no alternative date at this time. However, it appears that Universal's opther scheduled hard-ticket event for this month, Bravo's Top Chef Food & Wine Festival, remains a go for March 19-20.Tweet
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