Just imagine. You roll out of bed in your cosplay outfit, open your computer, and learn all about the newest movies, television shows, animation endeavors, anime, and comics alongside celebrity guests, all from the comfort of your couch. Well, this July, you can.
According to Collider, San Diego Comic-Con will be coming to your house this year for free from July 22nd to July 26th, no big lines or event pass required. There will be a virtual Exhibit Hall, panels, and presentations. The format change is welcomed news for those who've always wanted to attend the convention but have are unable to for one reason or another. SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer stated, "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."
Last year, we got our first looks at The Watchmen, The Witcher, Terminator: Dark Fate, Carnival Row, and Top Gun: Maverick, and many more, alongside surprise celebrity drop-ins at Comic-Con 2019.
Upon the original cancellation announcement of Comic-Con, Glanzer noted, "We eagerly look forward to the time when we can all meet again and share in the community we all love and enjoy.” This year, that community will head online. Comic-Con still plans to return to San Diego, in person, from July 22nd-25th 2021. According to the Comic-Con refund policy, if you purchased a pass to this year's Comic-Con, you can transfer that pass to the 2021 event or request a refund. The deadline to submit a refund request is July 1st.