Geppi Family Enterprises companies Diamond Comic Distributors and Diamond Select Toys have pulled out of Emerald City Comic Con over coronavirus fears.  Diamond Comic Distributors has canceled its planned Retailer Appreciation Breakfast, and Diamond Select Toys has canceled its plans to exhibit at the show.  "The health and safety of both our own teams and our trading partners are of utmost concern to us at Geppi Family Enterprises," the company said in a statement.  "In that spirit, we have made the difficult decision to cancel both Diamond Select Toys’ attendance at Emerald City Comic-Con as a vendor and the Diamond Comic Distributors Retailer Appreciation Breakfast.  We appreciate the efforts of the Reedpop team and the state and local authorities they’re working with, and hope that the show is successful for them, their exhibitors, and the many fans who look forward to the show each year."

The move by the GFE companies follows the withdrawal of DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, and Penguin Random House on Tuesday (see "Publishers Pulling Out of Emerald City Comic Con Over Coronavirus Concerns").  Oni Press and CGC both announced yesterday that they were also canceling their participation in the show.

GFE also said that it is reviewing "future trade show and convention appearances” and “will release additional information as those decisions are reached."