Comic-Con to hold online event from July 22 – 26

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THWAP! Take that Coronavirus. The virus which has acted like Kryptonite to the entire world can’t stop San Diego Comic-Con from happening. The annual convention for all things superhero and genre has announced plans for this summer’s Comic-Con@Home. The event will take place July 22-26, 2020 and here is the big news.

It’s FREE. Yes Free.

Anyone who has ever attended San Diego Comic-Con knows how hard it is to get into the popular panels. Thousands camp outside for nights to try and grab a seat.

According to Collider, the event plans to hold an online Exhibit Hall complete with everyone’s favorite exhibitors offering promotions, specials, and limited-edition products unique to the celebration.

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In addition, they will also have a Masquerade, gaming, and many other activities in which fans can participate from their own “Comfy Chairs” at home. Watch below:

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“For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe. 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,” SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer told Collider,

We don’t know which studios will attend panels although one would hope that we might get a Zack Snyder’s Justice League peek or another look at the long-delayed Wonder Woman or Black Widow.

Fans are encouraged to check Toucan, the official Comic-Con and WonderCon blog, SDCC’s website and social channels, and the official channels of their favorite pop culture creators in the weeks to come.

See you this July. Excelsior!

SOURCE: Collider

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