These are the same dates that the original San Diego Comic-Con was supposed to take place before the event was canceled for the first time in its 50-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, however, the event will take place online. While that certainly doesn’t replace the experience of attending in person, it does mean that everyone will have an opportunity to attend whatever panels they want to–and best of all, it’s free!
While I feel terrible for the people who weren’t able to go this year, I have to admit being all types of excited to watch the panels live instead of waiting for a transcript or grainy cell phone recording.
Event details have yet to be released, but a Comic-Con spokesperson did tell Weintraub that there are plans for an online exhibit hall featuring promotional and limited edition items for sale. They will also be offering free printable badges to everyone, which honestly seems like the type of thing I’ll be somewhat excited for, but completely forget to do. Still, it’s a nice touch.
Like what we do here at AIPT? Consider supporting us and independent comics journalism by becoming a patron today! In addition to our sincere thanks, you can browse AIPT ad-free, gain access to our vibrant Discord community of patrons and staff members, get trade paperbacks sent to your house every month, and a lot more. Click the button below to get started!