Regarding AE: Harumatsuri 2020

May 14, 2020 — Due to the effects of the global impact of COVID-19, the Vancouver Anime Convention Society has postponed Harumatsuri 2020 to Harumatsuri 2021. The society has decided that we will reschedule the date for next year for the convention. With a heavy heart and in good faith, we know we can not organize a convention for next month amid this heavy restriction. We believe this decision is best for the health and safety of the anime community.

We understand that the province is slowly opening, and we will be monitoring the situation as we make a decision regarding Akimatsuri. We want to thank the artist, vendors, panelists, performers, volunteers and our attendees for their patience and support this year.

We will be reaching out to all of our vendors, artists, performers, and panlists within a couple days and we just wanted to send a message to the whole community to stay strong during this time. Please support all the vendors/artists during this time and please support them through patreon or buying their merchandise online. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at for anything.

Thank you again for being such a HUGE support of the anime community. Please stay healthy, wash your hands and see you soon.