AWA 2020 Cancellation & Info

By August 4, 2020 News Updates

This is the post you’ve been waiting for. 

While it brings us great sadness to announce that there will be no physical AWA 2020, we are glad we are able to help keep you and your families safe for this Halloween. We know a virtual con does not replace all of the fun of a physical con where you get blisters from your cosplay shoes and exhaust your muscles from carrying that giant sword everywhere, but we are still excited for the opportunities we have in creating a unique virtual experience for you and our crew.

You’ve likely seen dozens of other cancellation posts, so here’s ours – let us know if we managed to answer all of your questions on our social media or by emailing

When will the next AWA be?

October 28 – 31, 2021.

Do you have dates for AWA’s after that?

We do!

  • October 27 – 30, 2022
  • October 26 – 29, 2023

I purchased a membership for AWA 2020, what happens to it?

Your membership will be automatically rolled over to AWA 2021, which will take place at the Cobb Galleria and Renaissance Waverly October 28 – 31, 2021. You do not need to take any action, our incredible registration humans have already taken care of that for you.

Please check the email you registered with in the upcoming weeks for additional updates regarding refunds and additional transfer options such as donating the cost of your membership to charity. 

Oh no, I already have long standing plans for Halloween 2021 (dang, that is some impressive planning!). What do?

If you are interested, we have the option for you to roll your membership over to 2022. That convention will be October 27-30, 2022, at the same place – the Cobb Galleria and Renaissance Waverly Hotel.

I applied for an artist alley table, what happens to my application?

Great question! We are planning on hosting a virtual convention that will feature artists, so hang tight for an update regarding being a part of the virtual convention / information you’ll need to be a part of 2021.

My company had a dealer’s booth, what happens with that?

Your booth & any add-ons will automatically be rolled over to 2021. Just like with memberships, you do not need to take any actions for this to happen. If you need to roll over to 2022, send us an email and we can get you added to that list.

Will there be AWA 2020 merch?

We are currently exploring the logistics of offering a 2020 shirt online, as well as items from previous years cons. We will post about that as soon as we have an update!

When will hotel bookings open?

Sometime in 2021! Depending on what the world looks like in 2021, it may be later than the typical March date.

How can I help make sure AWA 2021 happens?

Wear a mask! If you see someone without a mask, throw masks at them from a safe distance of 6’+ until they get the hint.

Is AWA going virtual?

We will host a free virtual AWA-inspired experience online Halloween weekend 2020. We are always open to ideas and suggestions, and since this is a new endeavor, the sky’s the limit! If you want to see anything, want to contribute content, have awesome virtual event skills you’d like to volunteer, or just want to say hello!, you can send an email to

Do I have to wear a mask to the virtual convention?

If you’re outside of your house and going to be near other human beings who don’t live in your house, yes.

Will pets be allowed at the virtual convention?

Yes, and they are highly encouraged to come as they are or cosplay themselves.