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San Diego Comic-Con Calls Off In-Person Con, Will Go Virtual Again


With the pandemic still ongoing and social distancing still in effect, it’s no surprise that the huge event San Diego Comic-Con has called off its in-person con scheduled for this July.

Like last year, it will hold a Comic-Con@Home virtual event in its stead. This event will run July 23-25.

Comic-Con also revealed that, despite being such a large convention, it’s also struggling financially, like other conventions. In 2020, their Comic-Con@Home lasted five days, not three, and the cutting back is due to financial reasons.

However, SDCC is still hoping it can have some sort of an in-person event this year. It’s tentatively scheduled a non-virtual con (what we used to just call a con) for three days in November, when hopefully things will be more under control. More details on the November event will be released as we get closer.

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.