San Diego Comedian-Con 2021 can be digital (once more) in July

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It’s official: San Diego Comedian-Con goes digital as soon as once more.

Organizers introduced Monday that attributable to security considerations across the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, July’s Comedian-Con 2021 can be a free on-line occasion once more reasonably than the in-person pop-culture behemoth of the Earlier than Occasions. The annual occasion, which often attracts greater than 135,000 attendees in and across the San Diego Conference Middle, was canceled for the primary time in its 50-year historical past final yr and changed by a digital lineup of programming.

“Whereas we’re buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the rising variety of people being inoculated, it seems that July will nonetheless be too early to securely maintain an in-person occasion of the magnitude of Comedian-Con,” San Diego Comedian Conference mentioned in an announcement posted on its web site.

“Because of this, we now have made the difficult choice to postpone Comedian-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering till our 2022 dates, and as soon as once more maintain this yr’s celebration because the free on-line [email protected]

The organizers defined that attributable to monetary challenges ensuing from the pandemic, the digital Comedian-Con 2021 can be scaled right down to a three-day occasion held July 23-25. Nevertheless, they’re planning a smaller, in-person conference in San Diego for November. Extra particulars such because the capability, prices and dates for the November gathering, which may even be three days, can be introduced later.

Those that had bought Comedian-Con 2020 badges and had them rolled over for the 2021 conference can anticipate an e-mail from Comedian-Con Worldwide with directions on methods to request a refund or switch their admission to Comedian-Con 2022.

Comedian-Con joins different large-scale annual occasions reminiscent of Coachella and Stagecoach which were pressured to change course but once more for security causes. Industries involving huge in-person gatherings — reminiscent of festivals, conventions and concert events — have been hit arduous through the pandemic, which is heading into its second yr within the U.S.

WonderCon, CCI’s different annual pop-culture conference that’s often held in Anaheim, can also be being held just about from March 26-27.

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