Conrad Thompson has provided a new update on when the Starrcast fan convention may return.
Speaking to Kevin Kellam of Sportskeeda, the ‘Pod-Father’ explained that while he wouldn’t rule out an event this year, a Starrcast in 2021 is unlikely. However, Thompson expressed his desire to run at least one more convention.
“You’re exactly right and there’s a lot of work. Right now, while everyone would still have to be socially distant to be comfortable, it’s a lot of work for a lot less money. So I don’t know that it’s as viable right now. I would rule out Starrcast under any circumstance this year, but I do have hope that we would be able to do at least one more. I do know that AEW is doing their own sort of Fan Fest to Double or Nothing down in Daily’s Place in Jacksonville on Saturday. So that’ll be fun. But it won’t be Starrcast. I’m not anti doing it. I just don’t feel like we have enough information or the people are all the way comfortable yet. So I’m not in a rush to do it. But when we do it, I have already been in loose conversation with people even back before COVID of where they said, ‘Hey, I know I didn’t do Starrcast before but I’d really like to do the next one.’ So I’ve got some soft commitments from some big names in the industry, who would really like to just do something different and do something special and I think by the time we bring it back around, people are going to be excited.”
Starrcast launched back in 2018 and there have been four events to date. Although due to the COVIS-19 pandemic, no convention was held in 2020.
In a previous update, Thompson described how much fun the events are to put together, adding that he’d love to do it one more time.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.