Torpedo con 2020
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Anyone know anything about this? I have heard a couple of different stories (Hollywood July 17-19, Las Vegas), Anyone know anything definitive?

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I just talked with John Dolmayan - he'll have an update for everyone next week, starting with the dealers.  With everything still very fluid here in California, he's working to firm up the venue, dates, and precautions that will need to be in place before announcing anything. He's still committed to putting on a show, but wants to make sure he works through the additional details that are required these days.

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It sounded like it worked well as a pre-SD sort of event to focus on comics, but I wonder if it will be as successful if it is stretched out to a full weekend show. Also curious if a similar dealer crowd would trek out there without a full week of selling to make it worth their while. 

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Without the great line up of SD dealers will probably be just local or some west coast dealers. Kind of defeats the purpose for me. With the Covit still raging and no big SD dealers, will probably be a no show for me. The thought of touching all those infected mylars just doesn’t sound smart to me. I will see how this pandemic is doing then. 

A real bummer because I really look forward to this killer one day show...

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I went last year as I was out there visiting family and I was HIGHLY impressed.  I was suppose to be out there again for a wedding at the same time of the July dates, but the wedding was canceled. I doubt the bigger non-West Coast dealers will be there without SD, but if it goes on I hope those that can attend safely are able to do so. 

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From Torpedo's website

 

Updated Dates for TorpedoCon 2020
July 31st 2020 - August 2nd 2020

We are still planning to hold the convention at: Hollywood Palladium

We feel confident that we will be able to move forward with the convention with these new dates. As a precaution, we have a secondary location in Orange County, CA at:

E Sports Arena
120 W 5th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701

 

There is ample parking at both locations and we will attempt to have special dealer parking set aside and negotiate a fair rate in advance if possible. The rules and regulations in Los Angeles, CA are changing daily. It is for this reason that we added the second location as a fail-safe.
We have a select group of special guests including artist and writers that will be announced within the next few weeks.

Friday Dealer Access 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday Attendee Access 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Saturday Dealer Access 8:00 am- 10:00 am
Saturday Attendee Access 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday Dealer Access 8:00 am -10:00 am
Sunday Attendee Access 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

 

*COVID-19 Warning*
An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Senior Citizens and persons with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Torpedocon 2020 you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

All dealers and attendees will need to sign a waiver indemnifying Torpedo Comics as well as the promoters, owners of the building, and any parties associated with TorpedoCon 2020 of any responsibility due to COVID-19 or any other problems or issues that may arise.

-At present we are planning on allowing 500 people per day. However we may have to make accommodations according to city guidelines; to take into consideration the health and safety of dealers and attendees.

-We will follow all LA county and Orange County rules and regulations. One of which could be a schedule with allotted times for attendees to safely enter and enjoy TorpedoCon 2020.

-To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, please join us in the practice of social distancing and take any precautions necessary.

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.


We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support our customers and communities as needed.
You can also find us on our social media channels to keep updated.

For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov or your local health department's website.

Please do not bring any weapons as they will not be allowed on premises.

 

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