Comic-Con is Back On and Free for All
San Diego Comic-Con 2020 is uncancelled and will be held on its originally scheduled dates of July 22-26, 2020, albeit in a new virtual format, and best of all it’s free to attend. Today, SDCC’s official Toucan Blog revealed the details of how [email protected] is going to work. Read on.
Here’s what we know so far. [email protected] is free, and anyone with an internet connection can attend. So if you can read this, you should be fine. There will be badges you can print at home and wear, but this is just for fun and not required to participate in any events. Said events include the panels and presentations and new product exhibits we’d expect from a usual Comic-Con, as well as some activities we’re supposed to be able to participate in at home, including a Masquerade, gaming, and other activities to be revealed. How these activities will work remains to be explained, but we are told to use the hashtag #ComicConAtHome to participate.
Comic-Con released the following statement:
Although conditions prevent celebrating in person, the show, as they say, must go on. With [email protected], SDCC hopes to deliver the best of the Comic-Con experience and a sense of its community to anyone with an internet connection and an interest in all aspects of pop culture. Plans for [email protected] include an online Exhibit Hall complete with everyone’s favorite exhibitors offering promotions, specials, and limited-edition products unique to the celebration. As well, [email protected] promises exclusive panels and presentations about comics, gaming, television, film, and a wide variety of topics from publishers, studios, and more. As if that weren’t enough, [email protected] will also have a Masquerade, gaming, and many other activities in which fans can participate from their own homes.
Although [email protected] will provide badges for fans to print and wear proudly, all aspects of the initiative are free and there are no limits to how many can attend. “For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe,” said SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer. “Though stay-at-home conditions make this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.” [email protected] will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26, 2020, and online attendees are encouraged to use the official #ComicConAtHome hashtag to be included in the virtual activities. Organizers and participating entities will begin providing additional details in announcements leading up to the event. Interested fans are encouraged to check Toucan, the official Comic-Con and WonderCon blog, SDCC’s website and social channels, and the official channels of their favorite pop culture creators in the weeks to come.
You can read the rest of their post at Toucan Blog.
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