Midsummer Scream Falls Silent for 2020

May 1, 2020, 3:00 PM · The organizers of Midsummer Scream announced today that the world's largest Halloween and horror convention will not happen this year due to the pandemic, but the event will return to the Long Beach Convention Center on a new weekend in 2021.

Midsummer Scream 2020 had been scheduled for July 31 through August 2, with tickets going on sale back in March. That was a one-night expansion over previous events. Ticket holders may receive a refund or (if you'd really like to help out the event) hold on to their tickets for the 2021 convention. Midsummer Scream is automatically transferring this year's tickets to next year.

Organizers' announcement said:

As state and government officials have advised that life won't return to "normal" for months, our team discussed and deliberated at length a variety of contingency plans in hopes of keeping Midsummer Scream going in 2020. Each fell short of our promise to deliver the show this community wants and deserves. The heartbreaking decision to cancel is seen as the best way to serve our community and encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy so we may rally and support Halloween events in Southern California this fall.

Next year's Midsummer Scream will run July 9 to 11, 2021 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Stay tuned for more details about the convention, which traditionally hosts announcements and reveals for several Halloween events, including Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, Knott's Scary Farm, and more.

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