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UPDATE: Boston Comic Con Postponed Due To Lockdown

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Update 4/19/2013 2:45 PM: Larry’s Comics in Lowell, Massachusetts has announced an impromptu convention via the store’s email newsletter. According to the store’s owner Larry Doherty, the convention will be free for vendors, fans and creators. Doherty invites those who need more information to call him at 603-944-1176. Contact information for Larry’s Comics is below.

Larry’s Comics

66 Lakeview Ave

Lowell, MA 01850


Despite best efforts by show runners to keep Boston Comic Con on track this weekend following the tragic events of the Boston Marathon bombings earlier this week, it has been announced via Boston Comic Con’s official Facebook Page that the show has been postponed for this weekend with the intent of rescheduling at a later date.

“Due to the unfortunate events that have transpired here in Boston, a lock down has been put into effect until further notice causing the Hynes Convention Center to suspend all events,” show organizers said via Facebook. “As such, The Boston Comic Con will be rescheduled to a date in the not too distant future. All people who purchased advanced tickets on line will have their tickets honored at the rescheduled show. If for some reason, you can not come to the show on that date, we will refund your ticket. Please, we ask for your patience, understanding, and cooperation. We appreciate your loyalty, and continued support for the Boston Comic Con. Unfortunately, this situation is beyond our control.

“We stand with all Bostonians and hope that current events are resolved quickly and a degree of normalcy can be returned to our city.”

Since the incident on Monday, Boston Comic Con representatives continued to push forward to keep the show on schedule for this weekend, even stating as early as this morning despite a halt to load-in that the convention would still run tomorrow and Sunday as scheduled with understandably increased security. However, it seems the situation has changed, likely due to the lockdown in effect in Boston and its surrounding areas shutting down public transportation with citizens encouraged to stay in their homes as police search for the remaining suspect in Monday’s bombings.