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Will Comic-Con 2021 be canceled due to the pandemic?

Virtual Comic-Con hasn't drawn nearly as much interest.


Nahila Bonfiglio


Published Feb 18, 2021   Updated Feb 18, 2021, 10:23 am CST

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Nearly every major, large-scale event in 2020 was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Large gatherings are a hotbed of COVID-19 infection, after all, so sporting eventsconcerts, and conventions were all postponed in the interest of public health. With two vaccines in distribution and the U.S. slowly inching its way out of a crisis, people are wondering if Comic-Con 2021 will be canceled this year, or if it can proceed as planned.

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The last major convention to take place in the U.S. occurred in March 2020, just as the pandemic was starting to take hold in the U.S. Since then, we’ve seen a slew of postponed or outright canceled events. Even San Diego Comic-Con, the biggest convention in the country, was forced to cancel its in-person event.

When Comic-Con event organizers announced that the planned July 2020 convention was canceled, they also announced the convention’s planned 2021 dates.

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*First Published: Feb 18, 2021, 9:59 am CST