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One of the largest comic and pop culture events in the world has announced that their summer event will be going digital again for 2021. The Comic-Con International, San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) has announced that their in person event has been cancelled.

Here’s that announcement:

It is the policy of the organization to continue to closely monitor information from local and national healthcare officials as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. Never could we have imagined what the world experienced in 2020 and continues to experience today. While we are buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the growing number of individuals being inoculated, it appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con. 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. Unfortunately, the challenges of this past year and the multiple postponements of our two largest events have left us with limited financial resources, so this year the online experience will be reduced to a three-day event, spanning July 23-25, 2021.

The Comic-con@Home event will now be three-days and will run from July 23-25, 2021. Hopefully it gets better views and attendance that last year’s event did. Maybe they will find a better formula for the event this year.

The problem with comic conventions being “at home” is that a major draw is the in person event itself. It’s definitely something that doesn’t translate to Zoom. They are events that people plan for months to attend.

Being at an event with lots of fans, exhibitors, artists, creators, and celebrities is something that you need to experience and not just watch. I think that’s why so many of these conventions haven’t been able to bring the numbers online like they would in person. Now the upside is that normally a convention panel room is limited to capacity guidelines and online offerings allow far more people to watch an event. For that reason I would love to see conventions like SDCC offer online replays of all the in-person panels in the future.

They did indicate that they are planning on a small event in November, 2022.

We might be losing SDCC but some might get a chance to attend a small in-person event in November.

While we lament the postponement of the in-person Comic-Con, our commitment to this community of fans and our celebration of comics and the related popular arts endures as an important part of who we are. As the timing and scope of our larger event factored greatly into our decision to postpone, we believe that launching a smaller in-person event at a later time may be a safe alternative. For this reason, we are happy to announce that San Diego Comic Convention is planning to present a three-day in-person convention in San Diego in November. At this time, we are still working on specific details as to attendance capacity, badge cost, and related information, and those details will be forthcoming.”

If you purchased tickets or were an exhibitor, here’s how you can get refunded:

At this time, individuals who have purchased badges that were rolled over to the 2021 show will have those badges automatically transferred to the 2022 event unless a refund is requested. To submit a badge refund request, visit¬†www.comic-con.org/cci/comic-con-cancellationrefund-policy. All confirmed exhibitors with a rollover payment from Comic-Con 2020 will receive a separate email with instructions and deadlines for continuing to forward your payment on to Comic-Con 2022, or for requesting a refund. In addition, we are currently working on an option for those wishing to transfer their badge or exhibitor deposits/payments as full or partial payment towards our 2021 November event. Information will be forthcoming, so please watch your email inbox and the Comic-Con website for further details.”

As we get closer to the online event we will get a better look at the panels and what to expect for this year.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: SDCC


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