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San Diego Comic-Con 2021 In-Person Event Canceled, Virtual Event to Take Place

San Diego Comic-Con 2021 In-Person Event Canceled, Virtual Event to Take Place

San Diego Comic-Con will once again take place virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and safety measures. Comic-Con hopes to return to in-person events in 2022.

In a message posted to Twitter, Comic-Con confirmed the news and offered current badge holders a chance to roll their passes to 2022 or receive a refund.

“While we lament the postponement of the in-person Comic-Con, our commitment to this community of fans and our celebration of comics and the related popular arts endures as an important part of who we are,” reads the statement from Comic-Con. “As the timing and scope of our larger event factored greatly into our decision to postpone, we believe that launching a smaller in-person event at a later time may be a safer alternative.”

But all is not lost. Comic-Con plans to hold a smaller scaled event in san Diego this November before it returns to its full-scale event in 2022. Details for the November event have not been announced as of yet.

The virtual event will run similar to last year’s Comic-Con@Home and have panels shared on YouTube.

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