Things aren’t looking too great for SXSW 2020 amid coronavirus fears! Here’s a list of every network and event that has been cancelled so far.
At the time of this article, most major outlets, events, and celebrity appearances are cancelled, but SXSW claims that the 2020 film festival will still go on. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on the latest, but, in the meantime, here’s a quick list of everything that is cancelled so far due to fears of the coronavirus.
For those of you who booked a hotel, you may still be able to cancel before the date approaches. I’m not so sure about flights. It’s safe to say this is a huge bummer for festival goers who were looking forward to attending.
WarnerMedia is the latest company to pull out of the festival, CNN Communications, which owns WarnerMedia, reports via a tweet. The company states that they have decided not to move forward with activation at SXSW as a precaution. Hey, better safe than sorry is the best policy, but it is still very upsetting for fans to hear.
Among the celebrities that were signed up to appear under WarnerMedia, is the 15 Years of Fandom event from CW’s Supernatural, where Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles were scheduled to appear. There has been no official statement from the series or CW, but their page on SXSW is no longer there.
Strangely, a special with Samantha Bee and HBO’s Watchmen panel, as well as TNT’s panel for Snowpiercer are still listed. No word on if that is an error or if some WarnerMedia brands will be attending anyway.
A quick list of companies who have reportedly cancelled (with more details below):
- China Gathering
- Amazon Studios
- The Latinx House
- Warner Media
Netflix: From Netflix, some events and screenings that are cancelled, are: Uncorked, A Secret Love, L.A. Originals, Mucho Mucho Amor, Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics, and the #BlackExcellence panel with Kenya Barris and Rashida Jones.
Amazon Studios: Screenings for Upload and Tales of the Loop are cancelled.
Apple: Beastie Boys Story, Central Park, and Home screenings are cancelled.
Are you disappointed by all the cancellations at SXSW 2020? Do you still plan on attending the film festival, if it still goes on?