We are continuing to see the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic well into 2021 with the recent announcement from San Diego Comic Con International (Parent company of WonderCon and San Diego Comic- Con) that WonderCon 2021 in Anaheim California will be canceled for the 3 day in person event. Instead we will have a 2 day event called WonderCon at Home. Here is the official press release from San Diego Comic- Con international.
2020 was a difficult year all around. For the first time in the history of our organization, we were unable to have in-person events for WonderCon or Comic-Con. We have hoped that by now, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic might have subsided enough that we could once again come together in person for a traditional WonderCon event. Sadly, as we continue to monitor the latest information from healthcare officials, we have determined the interest of public safety will prevent this spring’s WonderCon from moving forward as an in-person convention.
Our commitment to the community of fans who enjoy WonderCon and the celebration of comics and related popular art remains an important part of who we are. It is because of that dedication that we are happy to announce that WonderCon will again be held as the virtual WonderCon@Home. The challenges of this past year and the postponement of our two largest events have left us with limited financial resources, therefore WonderCon@Home will be a two-day celebration instead of the usual three days as we continue to marshal our resources for Comic-Con this summer.
While we may be limited in days, we will not be limited in scope. We are currently in the process of lining up great programming, amazing exhibitors, terrific gaming, and all of the many aspects that make WonderCon a fan-favorite event. We sincerely hope that you will join us for the WonderCon@Home celebration on Friday and Saturday, March 26 and 27, 2021.
We would like to thank everyone for your continued support as we anxiously look forward to a time when we can once again meet in person to celebrate comics, popular art, and spend time with our dedicated community of fans.
—San Diego Comic Convention
Southern California has the unfortunate distinction of having some of the highest COVID-19 numbers in the nation. Due to that distinction, sporting events and theme parks continue to stay closed while public gatherings have been extremely modified to meet CDC guidelines. Thankfully there is a light at the end of the tunnel with the recent vaccine distribution as well as infection and hospital numbers slowly declining. It remains to be scene if San Diego Comic- Con will proceed in July. Stay tuned…