Comic-Con will not host its regular in-person annual gathering this summer as the organization behind the cosplay and fan gathering is canceling the event for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But a personal event is now on the agenda for fall to complement the limited online versions the organization is hosting in the coming months.
Comic-Con International, the non-profit organization responsible for organizing the event and its conventions, announced on Saturday that it plans to hold a three-day personal event in November. It takes place in San Diego, where Comic-Con typically hosts its largest annual summer event at the city’s convention center. However, it is not known at this time what the size or scope of the event will be. NBC News reports the dates are November 26 to November 28.
“Since the timing and size of our larger event played a big part in our decision to postpone, we believe launching a smaller in-person event at a later date could be a safe alternative. For this reason, we are pleased to announce that the San Diego Comic Convention plans to present a three-day personal convention in San Diego in November, ”the press release reads. “At the moment, we are still working on specific details regarding attendance capacity, bathroom costs and related information, and those details will be announced shortly.”
Comic-Con is one of the largest conventions in the US, attracting more than 130,000 people to San Diego and generating hundreds of millions in revenue for the city in addition to the tens of millions of dollars it generates for the organization itself. The organization says that if you purchased a ticket for Comic-Con 2020, your rolled-out 2021 ticket will be valid for the next in-person event in 2022. However, the organization is working on an option for those who like their badge or deposits / payments by exhibitors full or partial payment for our event in November 2021, ”the press release reads.
While retaining its roots as a cosplay and fan gathering, Comic-Con has provided a vital marketing function to Hollywood movie and TV studios, comic publishers, production companies, and other branches of the entertainment industry in recent years. Celebrities often use the show to promote new and ongoing projects, and studios use the visibility of the scam and the exclusivity of live in the audience to reveal new trailers and other teasing that aren’t uploaded to the Internet until later.