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San Diego Comic-Con is going virtual this year

/ 06:41 PM May 12, 2020
San Diego Comic-Con

The San Diego Comic-Con is the occasion for actors and directors to present their new creations to fans. Image: AFP/Chris Delmas via AFP Relaxnews

The legendary Comic-Con of San Diego will, in fact, take place this summer. One of the biggest events of the United States entertainment industry, the meeting will this year take shape as a 100% digital conference, the organizers have announced on their Twitter account.

“Free parking. Comfy chairs. Personalized snacks. No lines. Pets welcome. Badges for all. And a [front-row] seat to… Comic-Con @ Home.” Pop culture fans got the news of this different approach to the 2020 Comic-Con, dubbed “Comic-Con at Home,” via an 18-second video.

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At this stage, organizers have not yet revealed the program of this special edition nor specified the details of how the event would be broadcast. The price for “attending” the festival by streaming has also not been revealed.

A must-see event for fans of series and comic books each July, San Diego Comic-Con usually brings together some 135,000 fans, many outfitted in the costumes of their favorite characters.

San Diego Comic-Con 2020 was initially scheduled to take place from July 23 to 26 in California before being dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first time the event was canceled in 50 years. Upon announcing its cancelation, the organizers revealed that the 2021 edition would take place on July 22 to 25. RGA

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