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    Coronavirus: The Canceled and Postponed Events in Tech, Media, Sports and Entertainment (Updating)

    Updated April 28 with cancellations of Karlovy Vary Film Festival and Beijing International Film Festival. 

    Worries about the growing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected more than 330,000 people in the United States and killed at least 9000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have dramatically upended what was originally going to be a busy schedule of entertainment, sports and cultural events into a virtually empty slate in the first half of 2020.

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    Film

    Theaters have closed indefinitely, leading studios to push back release dates or go the direct-to-consumer route.

    Event: Beijing International Film Festival
    Location: Beijing
    Original Date: April 19-26
    Rescheduled: Online fest to stream on iQIYI beginning May 1

    Event: Karlovy Vary Film Festival
    Location: Czech Republic
    Original Date: July 3-11
    Date canceled: April 27
    Rescheduled: July 2-10, 2021

    Event: Comic-Con
    Location: San Diego
    Original date: July 23-26
    Date canceled: April 17
    Rescheduled? Yes, to July 22-25, 2021

    Event: Cannes Film Festival
    Location: Cannes, France
    Original date: May 12-23
    Date rescheduled: April 14
    Rescheduled? Yes, TBD time and format

    Event: Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, Critics Week
    Location: Cannes, France
    Original dates: May 13-23
    Date canceled: April 15
    Rescheduled? No, but organizers are “looking at the best way to keep on supporting the films submitted”

    Event: Annecy Animation Film Festival
    Location: Annecy, France
    Original date: June 15-20
    Date canceled: April 7
    Rescheduled? Event will be digital-only

    Event: Wondercon
    Location: Anaheim, California
    Original date: April 10-12
    Rescheduled: Yes, March 26-28, 2021

    Event: South by Southwest 2020
    Location: Austin, Texas
    Original date: March 13-22
    Date canceled: March 6
    Rescheduled? No, but films will screen online in April

    Event: 40th Annual Razzie Awards
    Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
    Original date: March 14
    Date canceled/postponed: March 14
    Rescheduled? No, winners announced online

    Event: Tribeca Film Festival
    Location: New York
    Original date: March 20-22
    Date postponed: March 12
    Rescheduled? No, select programming debuted online

    Event: CineEurope Convention
    Location: Barcelona
    Date postponed: March 24
    Rescheduled: Yes, August 3-6

    Event: Produced By Conference
    Location: Los Angeles
    Original date: June 6-7
    Date Canceled: March 20
    Rescheduled? No

    Postponed Event: AFI Tribute to Julie Andrews
    Original Date: April 25
    Date Canceled: March 7
    Rescheduled? New date and air date will be announced in coming weeks

    Music

    Bans on large public gatherings have shut down Broadway and concert venues, though artists have begun performing their works online.

    Event: Elton John “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour
    Location: North America
    Original date: May 22-July 8
    Date canceled: April 23
    Rescheduled: 2021 TBD

    Event: Against Me! 2020 spring tours
    Location: U.S. and Europe
    Original date: Beginning May 1
    Date canceled: April 17
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: Taylor Swift’s “Lover Fest” Shows
    Location: U.S. and Europe
    Original date: Summer 2020
    Date canceled: April 17
    Rescheduled? Yes, for 2021

    Event: Coachella 2020
    Location: Indio, California
    Original date: April 10-12 and April 17-19
    Date canceled: March 10
    Rescheduled? Yes, October 2020

    Event: Stagecoach Country Music Festival
    Location: Indio, California
    Original date: April 24-26
    Date canceled: March 10
    Rescheduled? Yes, October 10

    Event: Eurovision Song Contest
    Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
    Original date: May 12-16
    Date canceled: March 18
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony
    Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    Original date: March 20-22
    Date postponed: March 12
    Rescheduled? Yes (Nov. 7, 2020) and will air 8 p.m. ET on HBO

    Event: 55th Academy of Country Music Awards
    Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
    Original date: April 5
    Date postponed: March 17
    Rescheduled? September 16, 2020 and will air 8 p.m. ET of CBS and CBS All Access

    Postponed Event: CMT Music Awards
    Original date: June 3
    Date Canceled: April 3
    Rescheduled? Yes, Oct. 14

    Event: Boston Calling Festival
    Location: Boston
    Original date: May 22-24
    Date canceled: March 31
    Rescheduled? TBD 2021

    Event: CMA Fest 2020
    Location: Nashville, Tenn.
    Original date: June 4-7
    Date canceled: March 31
    Rescheduled? June 10-13, 2021

    Event: Governors Ball 2020
    Location: New York City
    Original date: June 5-7
    Date postponed: March 26
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: Lovers & Friends Festival
    Location: Los Angeles
    Original date: May 9
    Date canceled: March 27
    Rescheduled? Yes, August 8

    Event: Glastonbury Musical Festival
    Location: Pilton, Somerset, England
    Original date: June 24-28
    Date canceled: March 18
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: Billboard Music Awards
    Location: Las Vegas
    Original date: April 29
    Date postponed: March 17
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: Bonnaroo
    Location: Manchester, Tennessee
    Original Date: July 11-14
    Date Canceled: March 18
    Rescheduled? Yes, September 2020

    Event: BTS 2020 Tour
    Location: North America, London, Berlin, Barcelona
    Original date: April 25-26 in Los Angeles
    Date canceled: March 26
    Rescheduled? TBD, postponed

    Event: Pussy Riot North American tour
    Location: US, Canada
    Original date: March 17-18
    Date canceled: March 12
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: Green Day, “Father of All…” tour, first leg
    Location: Cities across Asia
    Original date: March 2020
    Date canceled: Feb. 27
    Rescheduled? TBA

    Event: Ultra Music Festival
    Location: Miami, Florida
    Original date: March 20-22, 2020
    Date canceled: March 4
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: The National Japan tour
    Location: Tokyo
    Original date: March 17-18
    Date canceled: March 2
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: The Pixies Asia tour
    Location: Cities in Japan and China
    Original date: Feb. 24-March 3
    Date canceled: Feb. 23
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: Stereolab China Tour
    Location: Shanghai, Beijing
    Original date: March 19, 21
    Date canceled: Feb. 20
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: Stormzy “Heavy is the Head” Asia Tour
    Location: China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia
    Original date: March 20-21, 24, 27, 29
    Date canceled: Feb. 13
    Rescheduled? Postponed, TBD

    Event: Korea Times Music Festival
    Location: Hollywood Bowl
    Original Date: April 25
    Date Canceled: Feb. 26
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: BTS “Map of the Soul” Tour, South Korea Dates
    Location: Olympic Stadium in Seoul
    Original Date: April 11, 12, 18 and 19
    Date Canceled: Feb. 27
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: Burning Man
    Location: Nevada’s Black Rock Desert
    Original Dates: Aug. 30 to Sept. 7
    Date Canceled: April 11
    Rescheduled? Organizers plan to hold a virtual online-only event.

    Television

    Production has been suspended or delayed on nearly every show.

    Event: Kids Choice Awards 2020
    Location: Las Vegas
    Original date: March 22
    Date postponed: March 11
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: Edinburgh TV Festival
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    Original date: August 26-28
    Rescheduled? Event will be digital-only

    Event: Peabody Awards
    Location: Los Angeles
    Original date: June 18
    Date postponed: March 25
    Rescheduled? Yes (exact date TBD)

    Event: National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show 2020
    Location: Las Vegas
    Original date: April 19-22
    Date canceled: March 11
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: PaleyFest LA 2020
    Location: The Paley Center in Los Angeles
    Original date: March 13-22
    Date postponed: March 11
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: MipTV
    Location: Cannes, France
    Original date: March 30-April 2
    Date canceled: March 4
    Rescheduled? No

    Sports

    Sports has taken a major hit domestically and internationally. Nearly all events have been canceled or postponed, including the 2020 Olympics.

    Event: 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan
    Location: Tokyo
    Original date: July 24 – Aug 9
    Date postponed: March 24
    Rescheduled? July 23 – Aug 8, 2021

    Event: Tour de France
    Location: France
    Original date: June 27 – July 19
    Date postponed: April 14
    Rescheduled: August 29 – September 20

    Event: Kentucky Derby
    Location: Churchill Downs
    Original date: May 2
    Date postponed: March 17
    Rescheduled? Sept. 5

    Event: NASCAR Indy 500
    Location: Indianapolis
    Original date: May 24
    Date postponed: March 26
    Rescheduled? Aug. 23

    Event: Wimbledon
    Location: London
    Original date: June 29-July 12
    Date canceled: April 1
    Rescheduled: June 28 – July 11, 2021

    Event: World Surf League March events
    Location: Global
    Original date: Throughout March
    Date postponed: March 12
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: XFL 2020 Inaugural Season
    Location: Nationwide
    Date Canceled: March 20
    Rescheduled? No

    Miscellaneous

    Event: NYC Pride
    Location: New York City
    Original date: June 14-28
    Date canceled: April 20
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: Anime Expo
    Location: Los Angeles
    Original date: July 2-5
    Date canceled: April 17
    Rescheduled? July 2-5, 2021

    Event: White House Correspondents’ Dinner
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Original date: April 25
    Date postponed: April 13
    Rescheduled? August 29, 2020

    Event: Cannes Lion Festival
    Location: Cannes, France
    Original date: June 22-June 26, rescheduled for October 26-30
    Date canceled: April 3
    Rescheduled? June 21-25, 2021

    Event: Edinburgh Fringe Festival (and also Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo)
    Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    Original date: August 7-31
    Date canceled: March 31
    Rescheduled? TBD 2021

    Event: RuPaul’s DragCon
    Location: Los Angeles
    Original date: May 1-3
    Date canceled: March 10
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: Gridiron Dinner
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Original date: March 14
    Date canceled: March 10
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: LA Pride Parade and Pride Month events
    Location: West Hollywood, Calif.
    Original date: June 2020
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: Beijing and Shanghai Fashion Weeks
    Location: Beijing, Shanghai
    Original date: March 25-31
    Date canceled: February 10
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: Art Basel Hong Kong
    Location: Hong Kong
    Original date: March 19-21
    Date canceled: February 6
    Rescheduled? No, online viewings instead

    Postponed Event: Just for Laughs Comedy Festival
    Original Date: July
    Date Canceled: April 3
    Rescheduled? Yes, September 29 – October 11

    Event: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
    Location: Los Angeles
    Original date: April 18-19
    Date canceled: March 10
    Rescheduled? Yes, postponed to October 3-4

    Event: Exploding Kittens’ “Burning Cat” convention
    Location: Portland, Oregon
    Original date: May 16-17
    Date canceled: March 10
    Rescheduled? Postponed until further notice

    Event: Scripps National Spelling Bee
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    Original date: May 28
    Date Canceled: April 21
    Rescheduled? No

    Tech

    Event: Esports World Open
    Location: Tokyo
    Original date: July 22-24
    Date postponed: April 17
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: E3 2020
    Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown
    Original date: June 11-13
    Date canceled: March 11
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: Game Developers Conference
    Location: San Francisco
    Original date: March 16-20
    Rescheduled? No, digital-only with a summer event planned August 4-6

    Event: Riot Games 2020 Mid-Season Invitational
    Location: Global
    Original date: May
    Date canceled: March 10
    Rescheduled? Yes, postponed to July 3-19

    Event: Microsoft Build conference
    Location: Seattle, Washington
    Original date: May 19-21
    Rescheduled: Will now be digital-only

    Event: FMX Visual Effects Conference
    Location: Stuttgart, Germany
    Original date: May 5-8
    Date canceled: March 3
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: Google I/O Conference
    Location: Mountain View, California
    Original date: May 12-14
    Date canceled: March 3
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: 24th Annual Webby Awards
    Location: New York City
    Original date: May 11
    Date Canceled: March 19
    Rescheduled? No, but winners will be announced online via an “Internet celebration”

    Event: Mobile World Congress Spain
    Location: Barcelona
    Original date: February 24-27
    Date canceled: February 12
    Rescheduled? No

    Event: Facebook’s F8
    Location: San Jose
    Original date: May 5-6
    Date canceled: February 27
    Rescheduled? TBD, events online

    Event: ESL One LA (Esports match)
    Location: Shrine Auditorium, Downtown LA
    Original date: May 2
    Date postponed: March 12
    Rescheduled? TBD

    Event: Apple: Worldwide Development Conference
    Location: San Jose, California
    Original date: June
    Rescheduled: Will now be digital-only

    Event: Burning Man Festival – Build of Black Rock City
    Location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada
    Original date: Aug. 30 to Sept. 7
    Rescheduled: Will be virtual on a date TBD

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