San Diego Comic-Con 2021 Officially Cancelled Due to COVID Concerns
Updated: Mar 2, 2021
San Diego Comic-Con is officially cancelled for it's second year ever. After cancelling in 2020 for the first time in its 50-year history, the annual pop culture event has announced it would not be hosting in summer 2021 due to the continued global COVID-19 pandemic concern.
"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," wrote San Diego Convention Center representatives in the cancellation press release. "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."
In addition to this summer's online Comic-Con@Home, a smaller in-person convention is being planned for November 2021 in San Diego. Individuals who have purchased badges that were rolled over to the 2021 show will now have those badges automatically transferred to the 2022 event unless a refund is requested.
Read the full Comic-Con International San Diego press release here, or visit comic-con.org/cci for additional info.