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San Diego Comic-Con was forced to close down last year during the rise of COVID-19, and though vaccines have started to roll out in some countries, it looks like SDCC won’t be making the comeback that everyone was hoping for this year.
As announced by the official Comic-Con account, SDCC’s next in-person convention will have to be postponed to 2022. Here’s the post:
— San Diego Comic-Con (@Comic_Con) March 1, 2021
While the event has been cancelled, SDCC is still planning on bringing back Comic-Con@Home. Admittedly, CC@H didn’t do so well when it launched last year, but with online conventions being pretty commonplace nowadays—like DC’s FandDome— it’s likely Comic-Con can now do a better job at a virtual event. There are also plans for an in-person event in November, but there aren’t any details on that yet; hopefully by then it would be a lot safer to push through.
It’s also worth noting that the SDCC badges for 2021 will now be transferred to 2022 automatically. Should the owners of the Comic-Con badges want to get a refund, they can submit a request here.
While it certainly is a bummer that we won’t be able to get Comic-Con this year, it’s probably for the best, seeing as the virus is still pretty much around. The best we can do for now is get vaccinated; and if you still can’t, just make sure to wear a mask, do social distancing, and wash your hands.
Comic-Con@Home is set to take place on July 23–25. An in-person event is also being planned for November.