Organizers of the OzCon gaming, cosplay and anime convention have canceled this year’s event due to the coronavirus.
The event was set for April 24-26 at the West Plains Civic Center. It is hosted annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) student organization at Missouri State University-West Plains.
According to CJ Collins, staff chair of the OzCon organizing committee, the event was canceled after consulting with officials from Missouri State University-West Plains and the West Plains Civic Center.
“After careful consideration and consultation with university officials and the West Plains Civic Center about the wellness and safety of our guests, and in following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, we have made the difficult choice to cancel OzCon 2020,” Collins said.
“Our team will be reaching out directly to vendors and attendees with information regarding refunds,” he added.
“We want to thank all of our volunteers, attendees, vendors and guests for all the support this year,” Collins said. “We will see you at OzCon 2021 April 23-25!”
For more information about OzCon, visit oz-con.com.