The doujinshi convention Comiket decided to go fully online to avoid the spread of COVID-19 and were quite thorough in their digital world. However, Comitia, another doujinshi convention, is hoping they can have a physical con in November.
Comitia is holding a crowdfunding campaign to make this happen. The campaign has already earned more than 115,351,000 yen, which is more than one million American dollars.
And while Anime News Network reports that November 23 has been inked for the date, there’s still the very real possibility it will be postponed or even cancelled, based on government or other safety decrees.
Unlike other doujinshi cons, Comitia specializes in original doujinshi as opposed to fan-made manga based on already-existing properties. Normally Comitia comes out a few times a year, but so far this year it’s been under wraps, with its spring and September dates being called off. People can now sign up to be a vendor at the November convention.
Source: Anime News Network
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.