Organizers Shelves 2021’s San Diego Comic-Con As Online Event Scheduled For To Return

Posted on March 17, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Now a year after the initial beginning of lockdowns and other precautionary measures in regards to the novel coronavirus, society looks to finally be taking a turn for the better as vaccines are being administered by the millions in the United States and restraints are being loosened by states respectively. However, that does not directly mean events are entirely back. Alike 2020’s San Diego Comic-Con, organizers tell a similar story for this year as well.

In a new press release from the Comic-Con group, the event scheduled for July later this year has been shelved for another year. Howbeit, plans to follow with another Comic-Con@Home virtual event is said to take place for a second consecutive year. In that, attendees can enjoy the same content online without the need to travel or pay for admission in this new approach.

Here is a segment from the press release which you can read below:

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.

But to reiterate on the advancements of the pandemic as stated at the beginning of the article, the organizers do acknowledge more clarity on hosting a tester show later this fall if things do happen to restore order for the masses later. “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.” While Comic-Con is still adamant on hosting its online alternative in replacement for its July show, Penny Arcade is eager to return to normal starting in June. In that, the group announces to be hosting PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts later this year. You can read the full report by heading here.

Did you plan to attend San Diego Comic-Con this year?

Comic-Con@Home is said to take place from July 23, 2021 to July 25, 2021.

Source: Comic-Con

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