Ever wanted to attend San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) but just couldn’t for a multitude of reasons? This year there should be no excuses as the largest comic book/pop culture convention goes virtual…for free!
The above is not a typo. Running July 22-26, 2020, SDCC is presenting Comic-Con@Home, and the big news is that it’s free for everyone with no limits on how many can attend. The virtual con is a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the current precautions in place to prevent another wave of the virus.
While the format of the con may have changed, one of the things people love about Comic-Con remains the same. The much sought after exclusives and limited merchandise you can only buy at the convention will be available for purchase from the comfort of the couch.
In addition to all this, Comic-Con organizers are working on plans for an online Exhibit Hall complete with everyone’s favorite exhibitors offering promotions, specials, and limited-edition products unique to the celebration. There will also have a Masquerade, gaming, and many other activities in which fans can participate from their own homes.
David Glanzer, a SDCC spokesperson, said,
“For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe. Though stay-at-home conditions makes this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.”
For more information as it is released, fans are encouraged to check Toucan, the official Comic-Con and WonderCon blog, SDCC’s website and social channels, and the official channels of their favorite pop culture creators in the weeks to come. Online attendees are encouraged to use the official #ComicConAtHome hashtag to be included in the virtual activities.
While exact details are not yet known for the types of panels in the works and how fans will be able to participate online, the con says they will begin providing additional details in announcements leading up to the event.
Stay tuned to Comic Watch for more details on this unprecedented year in San Diego Comic-Con history.
NEWS WATCH: SAN DIEGO COMIC-CONVENTION goes Virtual for 2020 (and for FREE!)
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