For the second year in a row, the in-person San Diego Comic-Con event has been canceled. Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, Comic-Con International released a statement explaining it will instead host a virtual event in July, possibly in addition to another event in November 2021.
Details about November’s in-person event are limited. It will take place over the course of three days, but specific details are still coming. Comic-Con’s website will be updated with more info as it comes.
The virtual show will take place July 23-25. Because of “limited financial resources” for CCI, the show has been reduced to a three-day event. And much like 2020’s event, it will feature panels for a variety of movies, TV shows, comics, and cultures. Take a look at the full statement below.
As COVID vaccines are administered across the nation, July feels far away, but CCI feels it will be “too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con. For this reason, we have made the challenging decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates, and once again hold this year’s celebration as the free online Comic-Con@Home.”
If you already have a badge for 2021–because your 2020 badge rolled over to this year–it will be rolled over until 2022, or you can request a refund here.