Another victim of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Halloween and Party Expo and HAuNTcon have canceled all in-person events scheduled for January 2021 and are moving everything online for a virtual experience.
According to the official press release, the upcoming edition of the Halloween & Party Expo, scheduled to take place January 22-24, 2021 in Dallas, Texas, as well as the co-located HAuNTcon event, will now pivot to a virtual event for the Halloween, party, celebration, and haunt community.
The statement reads: “This has been a difficult decision but we continue to put the health, safety and wellbeing of our team, customers, partners, family, and friends above all other priorities and those values remain most important to us. In light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories, a face-to-face event will not be possible with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the government issued State of Disaster in Texas.
“We have been talking with retailers and exhibitors over the past few months and we know the impact COVID-19 has had on our communities and your business, however, we always return to the strong, future-proof tradition of Halloween and the joy and celebration it brings. With your feedback, the team at the Halloween & Party Expo and the Halloween & Costume Association are excited to build a new virtual opportunity that provides you with the resources you need for a successful 2021 season – including the ability to discover new products, connect with fellow retailers and new exhibitors, and find business best practices and the tools you need to stand out from your competition.
“Please stay tuned over the upcoming months for information on this new virtual opportunity as well as the 2022 edition of the Halloween & Party Expo.”
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