San Diego Comic-Con @ Home will be free for all attendees

Comic-Con at HomeExciting news for fans everywhere! San Diego Comic-Con has officially announced that it will push through this year from July 22 to 26 and it will be completely free and with no limits to how many can attend.

According to a report by Collider, the entire convention will be conducted digitally and all fans are invited to attend. There are also plans for an online Exhibit Hall including various exhibitors with promotions, specials, and limited-edition products unique to this year’s celebration. Furthermore, there will be a Masquerade, gaming, and more virtual activities that fans can participate in from the safety and comfort of their own homes anywhere in the world.

As previously reported, the actual San Diego Comic-Con was cancelled last April due to the COVID-19 crisis. But a short video teaser was released to reassure fans that the event would be taking place online. The convention has been known to attract thousands of fans, all vying for a seat on the most popular panels. Thanks to this digital initiative, Comic-Con will truly be a celebration of pop culture accessible to all.

SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer described the event in a statement, saying:

“For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe. Though stay-at-home conditions makes this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.”

More details will be announced in the days leading up to the event. Fans are encouraged to regularly check Toucan, the official Comic-Con and WonderCon blog, the SDCC’s website and social media channels, and the official channels of their favorite content creators for more announcements.

All online attendees are also encouraged to use the official #ComicConAtHome hashtag to be included in the different virtual activities.

You can also watch this space for more updates about San Diego Comic-Con @ Home 2020, happening on July 22-26.