COVID-19 had effectively cancelled every big convention this year, and one of the biggest events, the San Diego Comic-Con, had been forced to hold a virtual event online. While this comes out as a bummer to a lot of fans, there is one silver lining for this year’s SDCC.
As confirmed by Collider’s Steven Weintraub, SDCC 2020’s #ComicConatHome event will be free for everyone. Here’s the post:
BREAKING: San Diego #ComicCon at Home will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26 and be FREE.
They're promising panels and presentations about comics, gaming, television, film, and a wide variety of topics from publishers, studios, and more. pic.twitter.com/x45hrkPc0U
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) June 10, 2020
As speculated, the event will be taking place on the original SDCC days of July 22-26, and we should also be expecting some virtual contests including a Masquerade, game tournaments, and other contests for fans to be able to participate.
What’s also great is that there will be exhibit halls for several companies that will be accessible through the SDCC event, and exhibitors will also be giving up special offers as well as Comic-Con-exclusive items. We don’t know what kind of items to expect, but vendors like Hasbro usually have SDCC exclusive figures whenever the con comes to town.
For now we don’t have that much specific details about #ComicConatHome, but hopefully we get a more thorough breakdown before June ends. While everyone is excited for all these fan events online, I’m sure everyone is going to be keeping an eye out for the big studio reveals from Marvel, DC, and maybe even Star Wars. I mean, it’s about time we got teasers for The Batman, The Suicide Squad, The Mandalorian 2, and The Eternals.
Comic Con at Home takes place on July 22––26.