SDCC Postponed Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic
In a statement posted on the Comic-Con website, it was announced that San Diego International Comic Convention (SDCC) 2021 will be held as an online event, like SDCC@Home 2020. However, a smaller in-person convention is currently scheduled to take place in San Diego, California, in November 2021, depending on the situation surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The statement notes that while the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine is promising, the likelihood of a large-scale event like San Diego Comic-Con being feasible by July is nevertheless unlikely. As a result, SDCC 2021 will be split into two events: a free online event in July (similar to the one held for SDCC 2020) with a smaller, in-person event planned for November.
The online SDCC 2021, or Comic-Con at Home, will be three days long and take place from July 23rd through July 25th 2021. While it’s disappointing that we can’t gather in person for the convention, the exciting aspect of holding the event online is that everyone can enjoy the con programming as it’s broadcast over YouTube.
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Currently, the details about the in-person convention in November have yet to be released, but the statement on the Comic-Con website promises that more details will be on the way soon.
Previously, those who had purchased tickets to SDCC 2020 had their registration deferred to the planned SDCC 2021 – but never fear, True Believers, Comic-Con has an answer for you! With the news that SDCC 2021 will be postponed, those with SDCC 2021 registrations will now see them deferred to SDCC 2022, unless a refund is requested (and if you do need to request a refund, you can do so here).
Will you be attending the online SDCC 2021 event in July? How much are you missing in-person comic conventions (because here at Marvel Blog, we are missing them a lot)? Let us know in the comment section!
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