The organizers of San Diego Comic-Con 2020 has announced that the annual pop-culture celebration will be taking place online and it will be FREE. The Comic-Con@Home 2020 will start as the original dates planned July 22-26.
You can read read the full announcement below:
Plans for Comic-Con@Home include an online Exhibit Hall complete with everyone’s favorite exhibitors offering promotions, specials, and limited-edition products unique to the celebration. And like the in-person event, Comic-Con@Home promises exclusive panels and presentations about comics, gaming, television, film, and a wide variety of topics from publishers, studios, and more. They will also have a Masquerade as well as other activities in which fans can participate from their own homes.
If you miss having a lanyard with a badge around your neck, those will be available for attendees to print — but it is all free. No more camping out to wait in line for Hall H, no more dodging drunk cosplayers in the Gaslamp District — at least for this year’s ceremony. Comic-Con will be open to everyone and there will be no limits to how many can attend.
“For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe,” said SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer. “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.”