San Diego Comic-Con has announced further details for its planned November in-person event.
Update (3/28/2021): On Saturday (March 27) SDCC revealed plans to hold an in-person event will take place over Thanksgiving Weekend.
Comic-Con Special Edition is set to kick off at the San Diego Convention Center on November 26 and run through November 28.
In a statement announcing their first in-person event since 2019, organizers said that their hope is that by Fall, conditions will permit larger public gatherings.
“The Fall event will allow the organization to highlight all the great elements that make Comic-Con such a popular event each year, as well as generate much needed revenue not only for the organization but also for local businesses and the community,” reads the official statement.
Some details such as badge cost and attendance capacity is still being hammered out, so those interested in attending will have to stay tuned for more details.
In addition, San Diego Comic-Con plans to move forward with virtual events for its annual summer event. You can read up on further details for SDCC’s July plans in our original story below.
Original Story (3/1/2021):
San Diego Comic-Con will once again be going virtual as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Pop culture fans itching to get back to San Diego for Comic-Con will have to wait a bit longer to do so.
On Monday (March 1) the annual convention announced that there will be no in-person event this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In lieu of an in-person event, SDCC 2021 will once again be going virtual, hosting a three day event online from July 23 to July 25.
“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,” said organizers in a statement. “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.”
While there will be no July event, organizers offered up a bit of a silver lining for those itching to get back to the in-person convention.
Currently, the convention organizers are in the midst of planning an in-person convention that is slated to take place out in San Diego in November 2021. Details are still being ironed out and will come at a later date.
In addition, Comic-Con International also announced that it has decided to cancel in-person events at WonderCon 2021, which usually takes pace during the spring out in Anaheim. As with San Diego Comic-Con, WonderCon will host virtual events on March 26 and March 27.
2021 marks the second year in a row that San Diego Comic-Con and WonderCon will forgo in-person events in favor of virtual ones. Comic-Con International cancelled both events last year as a result of COVID-19 as well.