Comic-Con goes virtual once again. It was no surprise when Comic-Con International decided to move San Diego Comic-Con 2020 to a virtual stage, canceling each and every holiday in person. While people in the United States and other parts of the world are beginning to get vaccinated against COVID-19, there is still a lot of work to be done before mass gatherings like Comic-Con can be held again. On Monday afternoon, it was announced that San Diego Comic-Con 2021 would be held virtually, canceling the convention in person for the second year in a row.
The announcement was made via Comic-Con’s official Twitter account on Monday afternoon. The virtual event that will take place this year will likely have a similar setup to last year’s Comic-Con at Home event, although this edition will be a bit shorter.
– San Diego Comic-Con (@Comic_Con) March 1, 2021
Comic-Con at Home 2021 will run for just three days, July 23-25. This may be disappointing for some, but it offers the opportunity to have every day of the festival packed with exciting panels and presentations.
“While we regret the postponement of Comic-Con in person, our commitment to this community of fans and our celebration of comics and related popular arts endures as an important part of who we are,” the Comic-Con statement reads. With. . “As the timing and scope of our largest event greatly influenced our decision to postpone, we believe that launching a smaller in-person event at a later time may be a safer alternative.”
As revealed in the statement, there are plans for an in-person Comic-Con at the end of the year. The plan is for a three-day event to be held in San Diego in November, with the entire convention returning to normal capacity in 2022. At this time, details about the November event have yet to be revealed.