Orlando's pop-culture extravaganza MegaCon pushed back to August

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Orlando pop-culture mega-event MegaCon 2021 has been moved back to August from originally scheduled dates in March, according to event organizers.

A post on the MegaCon Facebook page on Wednesday explained that the postponement was part of a continuing attempt to deliver the "safest, best possible fan experience" as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on into 2021.

An update on MEGACON Orlando 2021: http://spr.ly/6189HVXut

Posted by MegaCon Convention on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Last year was a tough one (obviously) for MegaCon and similar conventions across the country, and without a robust vaccine rollout, it's going to be hard for events like this — which feature packed crowds and close-quarters photo ops — to go forward. MegaCon canceled all 2020 in-person programming after initial postponements.

This year's MegaCon is now scheduled to take place on Aug. 12-15, though still at the Orange County Convention Center.

Tickets for March will be honored during the August dates. Refunds are also available through MegaCon's website.

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