The organizer of Comic-Con 2021 announced today that the convention is cancelled. Instead, they are holding an online event.
In a statement, they explain the decision:
It is the policy of the organization to continue to closely monitor information from local and national healthcare officials as it pertains to the COVID-19 pandemic. Never could we have imagined what the world experienced in 2020 and continues to experience today. 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. 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.
If you bought badges to go to the 2021 convention, they automatically transfer to next year’s event. You can also submit a badge refund request at comic-con.org/cci/comic-con-cancellationrefund-policy.
Meanwhile, Comic-Con@Home runs from July 23 until July 25, 2021. We’ll have more information on what to expect from this year’s online show in the weeks and months to come.