San Diego Comic-Con is virtual this year (which is better than being cancelled, which it had been initially). This means I won’t be gallivanting through the crowded festivities as I have done in all the years past, like when I scammed myself a SDCC badge for free, or when I tried to sell crappy comics at the convention for a lot of money, or when I cosplayed as Junkyard Iron Man to the horror of other cosplayers.
Honestly, I can’t help but feel it sucks. So many memories. So much joy. So many posturing poses for photos between grown adults dressed up as a Marvel characters, as if they are about to engage in some infinity war. Yo, some of these folks have their fierce, power poses down. I had a strong of non-stop Comic-Con mayhem for like 7 years straight going. Well, that streak is over. I’ll miss walking through the hundreds of thousands of people on the last day of the event when many of the heavy costumes have been work several days in a row in the sweltering summer heat and smelled that way. But, the good news is you all get to join me this year whether you have a badge or not, because all panels will be available to the public for free.
As a result of the pandemic, the annual convention canceled all live events, but organizers quickly set up a new event titled [email protected].
In previous years, over 130,000 attendees flocked to San Diego for what has become one of the biggest pop culture events in the world. Huge crowds would pack the convention building and wait in almost infinite lines to enter the legendary Hall H in the hopes of catching a glimpse into the most anticipated panels. Aside from vendors, those in attendance were met by exhibitors, immersive experiences, and special celebrations focused on all things comics, TV, and movies.
Here’s how and where to stream: https://www.comic-con.org/cci/attending-show