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2021 San Diego Comic-Con Goes Virtual Again Due To Pandemic

Fans leave the convention center on Day One of Comic-Con International held a...

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Above: Fans leave the convention center on Day One of Comic-Con International held at the San Diego Convention Center, July 21, 2016.

San Diego Comic-Con will go virtual for the second straight year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Monday.

The annual summer event will again be held in a free online format dubbed Comic-Con@Home, scheduled to take place July 23-25.

"While we are buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the growing number of individuals being inoculated, it appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con," organizers said.

Organizers said a smaller, in-person San Diego event is tentatively slated for November, though specific details as to dates, attendance capacity, and badge cost are not immediately available.

Badges for the 2021 convention will automatically be transferred to the 2022 event unless a refund is requested. Badge refund requests can be submitted at

Organizers said options are being explored to allow guests to transfer badge payments as full or partial payment for the November 2021 event.

San Diego Comic-Con 2022 is currently scheduled for July 20-24.


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