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Given the severity of 2020, it is of no surprise that it would still take some time to get back to events with large gatherings. But that doesn’t mean that it still doesn’t sting a little when announcements are made canceling the events. Last month Comic-Con International announced that WonderCon would be an online two-day event. Now they are kicking off March with another cancellation.
Today Comic-Con International has sadly announced that the 2021 edition of San Diego Comic-Con has been canceled. Here is a part of the statement that they released. Below that you can see the Twitter post with the whole thing.
“Never could we have imagined what the world experienced in 2020 and continues to experience today,” organizers wrote in a Tweet. “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 even 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 [email protected]”
— San Diego Comic-Con (@Comic_Con) March 1, 2021
It’s admirable that they are going to still be putting on the two events virtually again. But in all honesty, it didn’t work well last year. Not for a lack of trying, but a lack of guests and impactful news. Last year we saw many studios and publishers hold their own events at times where they could stand out and really take over the news. The most impactful one was probably DC FanDome, which they had in August and September.
But all is not lost for 2021! The statement also says that they are working on a three-day convention for November! Currently, they are still working on the details on how that would work. But hey for those of us here in California it looks like there may be hope for a show in 2021! In the meantime, let’s take the time to continue to all stay healthy and do our part. So that we can get to all of our fun events sooner rather than later!
Source: Comic-Con International