- Comic-Con@Home will take place on July 22 through the 26th and will allow fans to watch panels and experience the event for free.
San Diego Comic-Con was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but the convention will continue online this year allowing panels to stream for free.
Comic-Con previously teased the event but has offered up more details of the online event. Dubbed Comic-Con@Home, it will take place on July 22-26 completely free for everyone who wants to join in. Meaning everyone who couldn’t get a badge past the dreaded waiting room, will now have the chance to experience it. Fans won’t have to camp out either because panels will not be limited.
Comic-Con@Home will feature exhibit halls, special merchandise, promotions, specials, and limited-edition products. It will also feature a Masquerade, gaming, and more events fans will be able to participate in.
“For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe,” SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer said in a statement (via Collider). “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.”
The teaser previously released by Comic-Con takes a jab at itself by promising “free parking, comfy chairs, personalized snacks, no lines, pets welcome, and badges for all.”
More details on panels and other events will be revealed in the coming weeks. Fans can stay up to date and get the latest information with Comic-Con’s official blog, Toucan; the SDCC website; and social channels.