San Diego Comic-Con is officially taking another year off. The pop culture event has, once again, been postponed after last year’s cancellation due to the global coronavirus outbreak.
“While we are supported by the vaccine rollout and the growing number of people vaccinated, it looks like July will still be too early to safely host an in-person event of Comic-Con size,” the organization said in a statement. “For this reason, we have made the difficult decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates, and to host this year’s celebration again as Comic-Con @ Home. online free. “
The virtual festival will be reduced to a three-day event, which will take place July 23-25, 2021, as multiple postponements from Comic-Con and WonderCon have left the organization with “limited financial resources.”
Additionally, a smaller in-person scam is slated for November in San Diego, details to be announced at a later date. “Since the timing and scope of our larger event greatly contributed to our decision to postpone, we believe that launching a smaller in-person event at a later time may be a safe alternative,” the statement said. .
The cancellation of Comic-Con last year marked the first time in SDCC’s 50-year history that the event has not taken place. Those who purchased badges carried over to the 2021 show will have their badges automatically transferred in 2022, unless a refund is requested. For more information on badge replacement and refunds, visit https://comic-con.org/cci.