San Diego Comic-Con Announces First-Ever Virtual Addition!

06-15-2020 by Dalila Bevab

   

 

As if COVID-19 couldn't break our hearts anymore, San Diego's annual Comic-Con has been canceled this year for the first time in its 50-year history. But all hope is not lost! SDCC will be held at home this year from July 22 to July 26. And the great thing about it being a virtual event is that it’s free for everyone, giving many pop culture lovers a chance to actually experience the convention for the first time!

 

 

 

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) released an official statement on their website, saying: “Although conditions prevent celebrating in person, the show, as they say, must go on. With [email protected], SDCC hopes to deliver the best of the Comic-Con experience and a sense of its community to anyone with an internet connection and an interest in all aspects of pop culture.” Even if you’ve never attended an in-person convention, this will be an interesting and fun event to experience at home.

 

The statement went on to say that plans for the at-home event includes an Exhibit Hall featuring “promotions, specials, and limited-edition products unique to the celebration,” as well as “exclusive panels and presentations about comics, gaming, television, film,” and speakers who work with pop culture. There will also be a masquerade and a variety of other activities to make the first ever virtual Comic-Con memorable and exciting.

 

SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer said, “Though stay-at-home conditions make this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.” And that it will. Organizers are hoping that the no-limit policy will attract many fans to join along and participate from the comfort of their own homes.

 

Fans took to Twitter to post their reaction to the update. Many were excited about the change in plans, including us at Young Hollywood!

 

 

 

 

 

The highly-anticipated event follows its sister con, WonderCon, getting canceled in April, and COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of many other conventions, concerts, and shows. But don’t fret—the convention is expected to be in-person next summer, if all goes well with the pandemic.

 

More information and details will be released on social media and the SDCC’s official website as the event nears. We hope to see you there!