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An Update on ToonFest 2020

Posted by The Toontown Team on May 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM

In these crazy times that we're living in, it's an understatement to say that we're thankful for Toontown. It has been absolutely outstanding to hear the stories of how Toontown is brightening people's day and bringing friends together while we're all stuck at home!

As summer approaches, we wanted to take some time to give you an important update about our annual real-world event, ToonFest.

ToonFest 2020: Toon HQ Takeover!

As many of you may have heard, Replay FX, the home of this year's ToonFest, has been cancelled this year due to concerns regarding COVID-19. We know that ToonFest is the highlight of the year for many Toons around the world, and we're heartbroken that we won't be able to see you in person this year.

While the in-person event has been cancelled, that doesn't mean we can't celebrate online within the Tooniverse! We're shifting our plans, and turning "ToonFest: Toon HQ Takeover" into a digital event! Based on YOUR feedback from past ToonFests and our recent ToonCast, we'll be thinking of creative ways to bring the best parts of ToonFest online for everyone.

Planning an online and an in-person event are very different things, and we'll need some time to get things together. Thus, ToonFest will be moving to a new weekend later in the year with some brand new activities to celebrate from your own home!

Keep your eye on the Toontown Blog for details about the new date and activities for ToonFest: Toon HQ Takeover.

Replay FX Needs YOU!

Replay FX has been a wonderful home for ToonFest for the past three years, and we fully support their decision to cancel the event in order to keep everyone safe. Many folks don't know that just like Toontown, Replay FX is an organization ran by volunteers! Unfortunately, cancelling their event this year means that the future of the event could be in jeopardy.

If you are willing to send a "Thank you!" to Replay FX for what they've done for Toontown, and allow them to continue hosting events for many years to come, we suggest considering sending a donation to the Replay Foundation who puts on this event.

NOTE: Replay Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization not associated with Toontown Rewritten. We love the folks over there and want to show them support -- we're not paid or compensated in any way for this post!

Info for Ticket Holders

If you already purchased tickets for Replay FX 2020, the event organizers have set up a form to request a refund. After May 19th, any pre-purchased tickets will be automatically converted to an equivalent ticket for Replay FX 2021.

Remember, refunds on existing tickets must be requested by May 19th! Toontown Rewritten does not oversee any of the ticket sales for Replay FX, so be sure to contact Replay FX with any questions about the refund process.

We are deeply sorry to those who have to cancel their plans to join us this year. Luckily, most airlines and hotels have extended their cancellation periods. Be sure to take advantage of those and request a full refund -- don't want too long so that the Cogs don't give you any late fees!

ToonFest Will Return!

Thank you all so much for supporting ToonFest over the past six years, whether online or in person. We've come a long way since our first convention in Owensboro, Kentucky! While ToonFest may be a digital event this year, we're already thinking of ways to make sure next year's event is TOONTASTIC enough to make up for our lost time.

You folks are the reason we spend so much time, money, and energy putting this event together -- and that won't be stopping anytime soon.

Stay TOONed for the virtual event, and we hope to see you in person next summer!


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Hypurrbole said on May 12, 2020 at 3:06 PM
Can't wait to celebrate Toonfest:Toon HQ Takeover from home!

Mister Hazel said on May 12, 2020 at 3:07 PM
Aww shucks, it's stinky that it had to be cancelled, hopefully the online event will be just as fun as Toonfest at home, I'm excited to see what'll be in-store for this year.

Fantasma said on May 12, 2020 at 3:14 PM
Thanks so much Toontown Rewritten Team for working hard to make the Toontown community stronger during these tough times.

Spike the Dog said on May 12, 2020 at 3:15 PM
Oh I hope this Toonfest is gonna ne different than last year's Toonfest it sounds cool I hope they come out with a. Toonfest Green color Oooo I'm so excited

Professor Jiggly said on May 12, 2020 at 4:49 PM
Aw.... it's a shame how we can't do an in-person event, but it's more important to be safe than sorry! Stay safe everyone!

Kim Namtoon said on May 12, 2020 at 5:10 PM
Stream ON (featuring Sia) for good gag luck my fellow toons :] thank you ttr team for trying your hardest in these times! we all really appreciate it!

Coach Bob Whistleberry said on May 12, 2020 at 5:32 PM
Does this mean ToonFest 2020 is going to be in Toontown Rewritten?

Romeo Picklepretzel said on May 12, 2020 at 6:02 PM
I can't wait to watch! I'm sure it will be just as great :D

Big Giggles Snifflehopper said on May 12, 2020 at 6:05 PM
Is it going to be a live event, like Doomsday, or a normal event, like the Halloween and Christmas partys? Whatever it may be, I am so excited for the event!

Broadway Pixels said on May 12, 2020 at 7:03 PM
Excited to see how this turns out!

GrammyM said on May 12, 2020 at 7:26 PM
TYVM to all of you who give us so much fun times together with so many friends!! We will look forward to 2021 Toon Fest in person and looking forward to Toon Fest online this year! Thank You for having a replacement for the Replay we will miss, but understand why it had to be cancelled. Grammy hugs to ALL1

Beauty Boss said on May 12, 2020 at 7:31 PM
Wow This is Great

Bunny said on May 12, 2020 at 9:23 PM
I've never gone to Toonfest before, but I really love how dedicated the community is! I love you guys, and playing Toontown makes me happy whenever I'm upset!

Lucky Biscuit flower sprinkles said on May 13, 2020 at 3:36 AM

Lucky Biscuit flower sprinkles said on May 13, 2020 at 3:39 AM
This is Amazing! i have never done toonfest in REAL life but i have done it on toontown BUT the real life event on toontown i don't know what to say i am speechless! Thank you ttr sooo much i want to happy cry my eyes out Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you! TOONTOWN FOR EVER!!!!

Mr. Toon said on May 13, 2020 at 6:12 AM
Good to see the event will still go on in some way or the other.

Pengu said on May 13, 2020 at 8:57 AM
I respect you guys for keeping this community together!

Popcorn said on May 13, 2020 at 9:17 AM
I’m camping this year and it overlaps ReplayFX this year. I couldn’t make it to ReplayFX this year anyway, but I’m very lucky that I will still see toonfest digitally.

straberrywaffle said on May 13, 2020 at 11:07 AM
can't wait to be a toon !!!

Lucky Charm said on May 13, 2020 at 12:41 PM
I'm glad we're still holding it virtually!

Dynamite Lemonboing said on May 13, 2020 at 12:48 PM
The best part is that I can't go in person, now I can stay here in Mexico while watching the toonfest

Ginger Sparklesticks said on May 13, 2020 at 1:20 PM
That's sad that it had to be canceled :( Better safe then sorry though. I can't wait to take part in the Toonfest at home & Toonfest Takeover!! :D Something tells me this years Toonfest will make history <3 So excited :) Thank you TTR Team

Lil' Wolfie said on May 14, 2020 at 6:24 AM
This is going to be so much FUN!

sunny dizzendoodle said on May 14, 2020 at 1:57 PM
I feel bad for others but i'm also glad because i n now join in a toonfest! P.S i'm sending a member mailer with a poem soon :)

Mint deer said on May 14, 2020 at 4:14 PM
I wonder if there is gonna be any codes this year!!

Lucas said on May 15, 2020 at 4:25 AM
Can't wait!

goofy goober (104) said on May 15, 2020 at 10:04 AM

super laff dog (112) said on May 16, 2020 at 12:08 AM
Hmm i like the toonfest haha

too said on May 17, 2020 at 10:10 AM
i am in

Princess Peaches Wittyswirl said on May 17, 2020 at 1:50 PM
ive never been to ToonFest before so having it online sounds super fun!! cant wait!

Little Curious Goob said on May 18, 2020 at 7:13 AM
Sounds Fun! Thank you TTR!

Harvey said on May 18, 2020 at 12:57 PM
I've been attending since Day 1. Can't wait!

Little Curious Goob said on May 19, 2020 at 7:00 AM
I attend the live Toonfests every year & get the special codes at the events. I hope TTR will share the special codes as well as the online codes for the reward items with everyone this year as a special treat since it's been such a tough year for everyone! Can't wait for the event, will be lots of fun & a bright spot in these crazy times! Thanks TTR for all you do! You guys are the BEST! :o)
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