Last year, the coronavirus pandemic forced San Diego Comic-Con International to be cancelled for the first time in five decades. Although the vaccine rollout looks promising, it’s not in time to save Comic-Con 2021. Via Twitter, Comic-Con International has officially cancelled this year’s in-person event.
— San Diego Comic-Con (@Comic_Con) March 1, 2021
“It appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event the magnitude of Comic-Con,” wrote a Comic-Con spokesperson. “For this reason, we have made the challenging decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates, and once again hold this year’s celebration as the free online Comic-Con@Home.”
The Comic-Con@Home event will return this summer from July 23-25. The statement also noted that Comic-Con’s “limited financial resources” led the virtual event to be cut to three days this year.
While the large scale Comic-Con is off the table this year, the statement also indicates that a smaller event may be held in November. If that event goes forward, it would only run for three days. Additional details will follow in the months ahead.
Earlier this year, Comic-Con International also cancelled its Anaheim convention, WonderCon, and replaced it with Wonder-Con@Home on March 26-27.
Are you looking forward to Comic-Con@Home? What do you want to see at this year’s virtual convention? Let us know in the comment section below!
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