When is San Diego Comic-Con happening?
Sadly like many movies and other events, the actual San Diego Comic-Con event has been postponed until next year for the first time in its 50-year history. It will now happen on July 22 through July 25 2021.
Ticket holders for this year’s event have the option of either transferring their badge to next year’s event, or getting a full refund from the organisers.
Will there be an online version of 2020’s events and panels?
Fortunately, yes! SDCC released a teaser video on their social channels that a free, online version of Comic Con would be taking place, aptly named "Comic-Con at home". It will take place on July 22 until July 26.
According to Collider, there's no limit on the number of attendees. In addition, there will be an online exhibit hall which will feature all the exclusive merch and a limited edition products which are usually only available at the event.
There will also be a remote version of the cosplay masquerade, gaming activities and other events such as the standard panels - though details on how fans can interact will be released in the coming weeks.
Anyone who plans on attending is encouraged to keep an eye on Toucan, the official Comic-Con blog.
In the meantime, if you’d like to support some of the independent businesses and sellers that would have appeared at Comic-Con, the unofficial SDCC blog has put together a virtual shop floor, with links to all the vendors websites and items that you can purchase online.
How can I get a ticket to SDCC 2021?
The organisers of Comic-Con are still in the process of handing out both refunds and replacements badges for next year’s show, so there’s likely to be a delay in issuing tickets for next year's event. However, if you’d like to give it a shot, you’ll need to register for a member ID first.
Once you have that, you’ll get an email from the company within 48 hours, and will have a choice between various badge types. You can find further details about the types of badges available on the SDCC website.
Who was scheduled to appear at the con?
We would have also probably heard about the DC universe, which includes the new Batman film with Robert Pattinson. Production across all these projects has been put on hold, so we imagine most announcements will be sparse.
However, now that a virtual equivalent is taking place there is a possibility that we'll get some trailers and announcements - we'll update this article once we know more.