As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic sees conventions cancelled or rescheduled, we’ve created an explainer on what this means for this year’s Social in the City and TokFest events.
In these uncertain times, it’s easy to feel a little overwhelmed with information, especially when it comes to whether or not our favourite YouTube events are going ahead or being pushed back to later in the year.
Don’t worry, though. Here at TenEighty we’ve rounded up all the information you need about both Social in the City’s summer/winter editions and TokFest to keep you in the loop.
When and where will Social in the City: Summer Edition (also known as SitC) take place?
SitC is due to take place from 31 July to 2 August 2020 in the same venue as last year’s event, the ExCeL Centre in London.
At the end of March, it was announced that the convention centre would become a NHS Nightingale hospital house over 4,000 beds to treat coronavirus patients. However the length of time the temporary NHS Nightingale will be housed at the ExCel has not yet been revealed.
Following the news, organisers of Social in the City said in a statement that they are “continuing to monitor the situation, along with ExCeL, as it evolves”.
“For now, we’re going to pause any announcements while we await a clearer picture. We promise to keep you all updated, so please make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Instagram,” they said.
In response to the post, followers have expressed concern over the event, with one Instagram user saying “this event should not go forward any time soon or later.”
“I think you should cancel it. It’s not really important compared to everything that’s happening in the world,” wrote one account on Twitter. “Respect people. Big crowds will be dangerous for a long long time.”
No further update has yet been issued by Social in the City in relation to their summer event.
Apologies for the radio silence!
Here’s an UPDATE about #SitC2020, as well as some SitC Winter news!
(Let’s face it, we all still call it WitC ❄️)
Keep safe, stay inside where possible & look out for one another 💕 pic.twitter.com/guycoP3C5k
— Social in the City ☀️ (@sitc) April 3, 2020
What about the Winter Edition, also known as WitC?
It was announced last week that WitC would return to the NEC in Birmingham, with the convention taking place from 7 to 8 November. Tickets for the event go on sale “soon”.
Alongside the ExCeL Centre in London, the NEC has also been turned into an NHS Nightingale hospital for coronavirus patients.
The November event coincides with TokFest, which is also being held at the venue during the same weekend.
TokFest describes itself as the “UK’s event for creators and fans to come together in a fun, safe environment for one amazing weekend”.
The event was due to take place on 5 and 6 April, before the coronavirus outbreak forced organisers to postpone it until November. Existing tickets are valid for the new dates.
Both TokFest and Social in the City are managed by the same company, Vlogger Events Limited.
Are there any ticket policies in place for SitC, WitC and TokFest?
In their update on the status of Social in the City’s Summer Edition, released at the start of April, organisers said information will be released around transferring a ticket to SitC to WitC.
For those looking to attend both TokFest and Social in the City’s Winter Edition, a special upgrade will be made available to purchase which allows access to both shows at a discounted price.
Meanwhile, TokFest ticketholders will receive an email about purchasing an upgrade to also attend WitC once tickets to the winter event go on sale.
Where can I find out more about all three events?
We’ll also be sharing news as soon as it breaks on our social media channels and right here on our website.
Find out more information about the details for Social in the City: Winter Edition, or take a look at our Infrequently Asked Questions series from Summer in the City 2019.