San Diego Comic-Con@Home Is Happening

2020 has been filled with canceled and postponed events due to the pandemic. Finally, there’s some good news – San Diego Comic-Con@Home is happening. The amazing SDCC will be featured online and is free for all attendees on the original dates of July 22–July 26!

SDCC has revealed that it will still be hosting the popular panels and presentations about all things nerdy. Everyone will have access to learn more information on comics, gaming, TV, and films and to hear from publishers. We all know the struggle of trying to attend the more popular panels and the preparations made to ensure you get a seat inside, but one of the best features of an all-online con will be that getting into these panels should be worry-free with the work being done by SDCC.

SDCC is also promising to have a Masquerade, gaming events, and several other activities that fans can participate in from their own homes. Exact details are not known yet of what types of panels will be available or how fans can actively participate online, but SDCC says it will be announcing more details leading up to the event. SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer shared a quote with Collider.

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 [sic] this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.

This is definitely a joyful time for all who had planned on attending SDCC and for getting a new crowd involved with the all-online platform. One of the fun parts about a con is the exclusives and the limited merchandise only available there. There’s good news on this too! It’s been announced that there are plans for an online Exhibit Hall featuring everyone’s favorite exhibitors. This will include specials, promotions, and limited-edition products specific to the event. Attendees will even receive badges that they can print and wear from their couches. The online hashtag to use is #ComicConAtHome so you can be included in the virtual activities. Hopefully, we will get news of some Harry Potter exclusives.

Keep your eye on Toucan, the official Comic-Con blog, and the SDCC social media channels to be in the know on the latest information. It’s probably a good idea to stalk your favorite pop culture creator’s social media too to find out if they’ll be making an appearance.

This is exciting news and gives us all something to look forward to next month. Will you be attending virtually?

Brittany Bennett

A proud Hufflepuff and nerd beyond measure, Harry Potter has always been the series I call home.