There was no in-person Comic-Con in 2020, and there received’t be one in 2021 both after the present’s organisers introduced a choice to “postpone” it till 2022.
That’s…an odd use of the phrase, because the Comic-Con in 2022 would merely be the 2022 Comic-Con, however possibly there’s authorized wrangling concerned within the actual language employed when it comes to insurance coverage, and many others.
Here’s an important elements of the organiser’s assertion:
It is the coverage of the group to proceed to carefully monitor data from native and nationwide healthcare officers because it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. Never may we have now imagined what the world skilled in 2020 and continues to expertise as we speak. While 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 soundly maintain an in-person occasion of the magnitude of Comic-Con. For this cause, we have now made the difficult choice to postpone Comic-Con 2021 as an in-person gathering till our 2022 dates.
In place of an in-person occasion, there’ll be a [email protected] occasion run across the similar time. And in additional promising information, whereas the fundamental Comic-Con has been pushed into 2022, there’s scope for a smaller present to be held in between as a sort of take a look at run:
…we imagine that launching a smaller in-person occasion at a later time could also be a secure various. For this cause, we’re pleased to announce that San Diego Comic Convention is planning to current a three-day in-person conference in San Diego in November.
Quite a lot of 2021 exhibits have already been cancelled, together with Katsucon.