San Diego Comic-Con Postponed & Will Go Virtual Again with [email protected]
The official San Diego Comic-Con Twitter account has announced that this year’s in-person SDCC event has once again been postponed to 2022. The free virtual event [email protected] will be returning this summer for three days, spanning July 23-25. Additionally, WonderCon in Anaheim has also been canceled and in its place, [email protected] will again be held as a free online event on March 26 and 27 this year.
The announcement also revealed that San Diego Comic Convention is “planning to present a three-day in-person convention in San Diego in November.” Further details on the November event will be forthcoming.
— San Diego Comic-Con (@Comic_Con) March 1, 2021
“It is the policy of the organization to continue to closely monitor information from local and national healthcare officials as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic,” the statement read. “Never could we have imagined what the world experienced in 2020 and continues to experience today. While we are buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the growing number of individuals being inoculated, it appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con.”
The announcement added: “While we lament the postponement of the in-person Comic-Con, our commitment to this community of fans and our celebration of comics and the related popular arts endures as an important part of who we are.”
Those who have purchased badges that were rolled over to SDCC 2021 will have those badges automatically transferred to the 2022 event unless a refund is requested. To submit a badge refund request, visit www.comic-con.org/cci/comic-con-cancellationrefund-policy.
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