It was announced earlier this March that the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) will push back their in-person event this year to 2022, but it looks like the organizers have decided to push through this year after all.
According to Variety, SDCC 2021, titled Comic-Con Special Edition will take place on Thanksgiving Weekend from Nov. 26–28 at the San Diego Convention Center. The announcement reads:
“It is our hope that by Fall conditions will permit larger public gatherings… Comic-Con Special Edition will be the first in-person convention produced by the organization since Comic-Con 2019, and the first since the onset of the global pandemic COVID-19. 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.”
While this event is backed by the same company, it’s still going to be a far cry from the traditional Comic-Con which is expecting to come back in full force sometime next year. If anything, the virtual [email protected] still looks to be pushing forward in July, and is expected to take place from July 23-25.
We don’t have any details on who could be participating in this year’s SDCC, but fans are already hoping for some huge announcements from studios like Marvel and WB. Fingers crossed we also get some reveals for Star Wars and other huge properties at Comic-Con. What are the odds that HBO will give us a first look at House of the Dragon, or Amazon with their Lord of the Rings series?
With SDCC 2021 pushing through, this must mean that things are looking up when it comes to vaccinations in the US. We don’t know what the pandemic climate is going to look like in the next few months, but hopefully we’ll have something closer to normal.
SDCC’s Comic-Con Special Edition is set to take place from Nov. 26–28.