Try not to geek out

  • By KKday
  • | Jun 15, 2020

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 may have been canceled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. 

Try not to geek out just yet, but the creative minds behind San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) have announced that the event will be heading online, making its debut as Comic-Con@Home, a virtual version of the beloved convention. It'll be happening from July 22-26, the original dates of the supposed SDCC this year.

Spokesperson David Glanzer remarked regarding holding the digital event, a first in SDCC’s 50-year history: “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.”

The online event will be free for all to attend, and is reported to include a virtual Exhibit Hall that will offer a wide variety of exclusive promotions, specials, and limited-edition products to amplify the experience.

As for the panels, the organisers of Comic-Con@Home have yet to announce the full plan, but the event will surely feature discussions about movies, TV shows, gaming, comics, and more—just like the actual convention. The best part? Everyone’s welcome to join in the fun and excitement, all without having to queue up or fly over.

Meanwhile, the dates for next year’s SDCC have been set for July 22-25, 2021.

A version of this article first appeared on KKday.