Published On: Sat, Jul 16th, 2022

Dear San Diego Comic-Con, Can We Still Have Virtual Panels?

San Diego Comic-Con logo.

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is the annual event for comic book fanatics. It has grown from a fringe counter-culture event for comic book collectors to a pop culture mainstay. Many large movie studios wait until Comic-Con to reveal information and trailers for upcoming blockbusters. People come from around the world to attend the three-day event. However, in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic canceled every major event in the world—including Comic-Con.

Yet, SDCC pivoted to an online platform so there could still be some comic book fun in 2020. They provided several all-ages downloadable activities on their website. The best part was all of their panels moved to virtual, Zoom-type setups. People logged on from their homes and talked about all things nerdy. With the online version of SDCC continuing in 2021 as the pandemic dragged on, 2022 will be their first year back to an in-person event. While I am excited people are going in person again, I am very disappointed that they have listed no online events for this year.

The Mary Sue

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