As those responsible behind the San Diego Comic-Con 2021 announced, the event will take place in a purely digital form this year. Due to the corona pandemic, it is simply too early to return to everyday life.
Also this year, numerous events will be influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated effects. At the end of last week, for example, we received the message that the organizer, in the form of ESA, had decided to cancel the physical version of E3 2021 and instead opt for a purely online event.
As has now been announced, those responsible for the San Diego Comic-Con 2021 are relying on the same concept, as it is simply too early to return to everyday life. Instead of the classic form of the San Diego Comic-Con 2021, the Comic-Con @Home will take place from July 23 to 25, 2021.
Even if the next classic games of the event will not take place until next year, the organizers are planning an additional physical event in November of this year. However, since the planning is still in its infancy, no specific details have been given for this event so far.
“It appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con,” says the current plans. “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.”
“The past several months have taken a great toll on both families and friends and we hope this effort is a small move toward a return to gather as a community to not only celebrate popular art, but also friendship, education, and the enduring spirit of the fandom that is so much a part of Comic-Con,” the current plans further states.