SDCC announces Comic-Con @ Home 2020

Comic-Con @ Home 2020The show will go on for Comic Con this year as the organizers announced the Comic-Con @ Home summer event.

Last April, the SDCC organizers announced that, for the first time in five decades, the renowned convention had been cancelled due to concerns amid the COVID-19 crisis. Various digital alternatives had been discussed but not confirmed.

But on Friday, the official San Diego Comic-con Twitter account shared a brief video announcement about Comic Con @ Home 2020. The quick clip pokes fun at the benefits of this digital event such as “free parking, comfy chairs, personalized snacks, no lines, pets welcome, badges for all, and a front row seat to Comic-con @ Home.”

So far, no other details have been revealed about the event but more will surely be shared as we approach July. With the coronavirus still ongoing, the entertainment industry is finding more and more digital alternatives for its events to comply with global health and safety guidelines.

Here is the official announcement about the event’s cancellation last month:

“For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret, that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.

Recognizing that countless attendees save and plan for its conventions each year, and how many exhibitors and stakeholders rely upon its events for a major portion of their livelihood, they had hoped to delay this decision in anticipation that COVID-19 concerns might lessen by summer. Continuous monitoring of health advisories and recent statements by the Governor of California have made it clear that it would not be safe to move forward with plans for this year.”

Stay tuned for more news and updates about Comic-con @ Home 2020.

Check out the teaser video below: