Comic-Con 2021, originally scheduled for July 22-25 and whose 2020 edition included an Online Exhibit Hall and Transformers content across several panels including IDW’s The Science of Back To The Future and Rooster Teeth featuring War For Cybertron Siege in addition to IDW variant cover comic exclusives, will again follow the path of sister convention WonderCon Anaheim and be held virtually:
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. For this reason, we have made the challenging decision to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering until our 2022 dates, and once again hold this year’s celebration as the free online Comic-Con@Home. Unfortunately, the challenges of this past year and the multiple postponements of our two largest events have left us with limited financial resources, so this year the online experience will be reduced to a three-day event, spanning July 23-25, 2021.
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. 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 safe alternative. For this reason, we are happy to announce that San Diego Comic Convention is planning to present a three-day in-person convention in San Diego in November.
Stay tuned for more details about both WonderCon@Home and Comic-Con as they become available, and in the meantime join the discussion on the 2005 boards!