Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, the “Straight Outta Hell” convention in Paris has been postponed indefinitely.
The announcement was made by Empire Conventions earlier today.
“It’s with a great sadness that we had to take the difficult decision to reschedule our “Straight Outta Hell” which was initially planned on April 11th and 12th at the Novatel Paris Centre Eiffel,” the statement read. “Following the intervention of our president Emmanuel Macron advising us to hold a 1-meter distance between us and to avoid any gathering, we prefer to reschedule the Lucifer convention, in order to insure the safety and health of fans, our staffs, actors and ourselves.”
The statement also points out that organizers had been willing to proceed, but several actors had contacted them that they weren’t coming.
“To be totally transparent and honest with you, we could have maintained the convention at the actual dates but we couldn’t have had all the actors who were planned for our convention,” the statement continued.
The company said once a new date is announced they will offer “refund solutions” to those who cannot make it.
They also pointed out they are not responsible for the airfare, hotel and other additional expenses that may have been made.
“Please take care of you and your loved ones,” the statement concluded.
Lucifer star Lesley-Ann Brandt was quick to commend the company for making the decision.
“I truly believe this is what will keep everyone safe,” she wrote on Twitter. “I can’t wait to see you. Until then, be safe. Paris, I will miss you this year.”
To the @LuciferNetflix fans. I truly believe this is what will keep everyone safe. I can’t wait to see you. Until then, be safe. Paris, I will miss you this year. Thank you @EmpireConv 😈 https://t.co/OMmq1h4QKO
— 📎Lesley-Ann Brandt (@LesleyAnnBrandt) March 12, 2020
Lucifer fans around the world are concerned about the coronavirus and the safety of their communities, but many are encouraging each other to stay in touch via social media:
Yes we have a crisis worldwide #Lucifans but we have us❤️we can talk here, we have time for each other, we can help, we can distract us with a lot of pics, vids & stories about our show #Lucifer 😈 Let’s talk & tweet about our happiness as well our anxiety, we are one family❤️ RT pic.twitter.com/MhlivO5oyw
— nikkiebaer47 🇩🇪 #Lucifer (@nikkiebaer47) March 12, 2020
So far there have been nearly 140,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with nearly 5,000 deaths.
There is no vaccine yet available.