Fans hoping to see their favorite Bravolebrities at this year's BravoCon will have to wait, as the network announced the event has been canceled.
Out of precaution due to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the nation, the three-day spectacle has been postponed until next year. “We are just as disappointed as our loyal fans to have to cancel this year’s event, but health and safety are our top priorities,” the official Bravo Instagram account posted on Monday, August 9.
The statement continued: “We look forward to celebrating #BravoCon 2022 together.”
The pop culture spectacle was set to run from October 15 to 17 in New York City following the overwhelming success of the first BravoCon in 2019. “Close to 10,000 fans experienced our first-ever BravoCon, and I’m so excited to bring the Bravosphere to life again,” NBCUniversal Cable executive Vice President of Consumer Engagement and Brand Strategy Ellen Stone said in a statement at the time, reported Page Six.
“The passion of our attendees combined with the enthusiasm from our talent set the standards super high for our second Con, which we plan to be even more memorable,” she continued.
This year’s festivities were supposed to feature interactive experiences, live performances and VIP access to Bravo’s hit shows including Vanderpump Rules, Below Deck, Housewives and Summer House.
BravoCon was also canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bravo stars voiced their understanding after the decision to postpone the event was made. “We are so sad, but appreciate you keeping us all safe!” Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent commented. “Thank you!!!”
“Proud to work with a company committed to doing their part 👏👏👏 @bravotv,” Real Housewives of Beverly Hills newcomer Crystal Kung Minkoff wrote. Mega-producer Andy Cohen commented: “See you in 2022! ❤️”
Bravolebrities continued to flood the post with support, ensuring fans they will see them face-to-face again soon. "Now we have a look forward for ‘22," Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes Javid gushed, while Summer House star Amanda Batula wrote: "Good things come to those who wait. Next year will be so epic!!!!"