It’s all system go for San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).
SDCC announced its Comic-Con@Home event will take place on the originally scheduled dates, July 22nd-26th.
Moreover, it reiterated that the event will be entirely free.
Everything will be virtual as earlier reported.
“In-person events at the San Diego Convention Center were canceled in April for this July,” said the SDCC organizer.
SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer 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 make this a very difficult time.
“We see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.”
An online exhibit hall will still sell merchandise, and multiple panels and presentations about comics.
In addition, activities such as masquerade and gaming competitions will also be available.
Also, organizers said participants can still print badges from home.
There is no limit to the number of attendees.
Due to a statewide ban on the gathering of more than 50 people, SDCC opted to cancel.
The ban is directly attributed to the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
In April, organizers posted a cancelation of the event.
This is not the only canceled or postponed popular event.
To count a few, among the canceled international events, were the Olympics, Germany’s Octoberfest, The Oscars, and others.
SDCC attracts tens of thousands of comics fans to the city.
Warner Bros Go Virtual Event, Too
Following the SDCC’s cue, media giant Warner Bros., said they will stage a similar event.
Warner Bros. announced that they will convene a 24-hour virtual gathering of the biggest names in the DC Comics universe, said a KPBS report.
The studio said that DC FanDome will be held on August 22nd starting at 10 a.m. PDT.
The organizers said the event will feature talent announcements and reveal new content from WB games, comics, film, and television.