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Entertainment San Diego Comic-Con to remain virtual and be reduced to three days

12:13  02 march  2021
12:13  02 march  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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(AP) — San Diego Comic - Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later this year. Comic - Con announced Monday that the annual confab will return to virtual for a second-straight year between July 23-25. The in-person experience was canceled again due to coronavirus-related cautions around large gatherings. Organizers said postponements and other challenges caused by the pandemic left them with “limited financial resources.” As a result, the virtual convention in July was reduced from four to three days . However, organizers said they are

The in-person San Diego Comic - Con has been canceled for the second year in a row. Organizers on Monday announced the annual event will instead be held in July in an abbreviated, online format, marking the second year in a row the pandemic has forced the convention to take the virtual route. Comic - Con is also planning a smaller, in-person event for November.

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a group of people around each other: Attendees pose for a picture as they arrive in costumes to enjoy Comic Con International in San Diego © Reuters/MIKE BLAKE Attendees pose for a picture as they arrive in costumes to enjoy Comic Con International in San Diego

(Reuters) - San Diego Comic-Con, an annual celebrity-studded showcase of superhero films and pop culture, will remain virtual for its July event, which will be reduced to three days amid the coronavirus outbreak.

"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", its organizers said on Monday.

"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", the statement said.

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San Diego Comic - Con , the largest fan convention in North America, will not be held in person in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced on Monday. In Monday’s announcement, organizers said the postponements and other challenges caused by the pandemic “have left us with limited financial resources,” which forced the virtual convention in July to be reduced from four days to three . In advance of Comic - Con “At Home” in July 2020, David Glanzer, chief communications officer and strategy officer at Comic - Con Intl., told Variety that CCI did have a monetary “buffer” in case one

(AP) — The San Diego Comic - Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later this year. Comic - Con announced Monday that the annual confab will return to virtual for a second-straight year between July 23-25. The in-person experience was canceled again due to coronavirus-related cautions around large gatherings. Organizers said postponements and other challenges caused by the pandemic left them with “limited financial resources.” As a result, the virtual convention in July was reduced from four to three days .

Comic-Con said that the multiple postponements of its two largest events have left it with limited financial resources, which led it to reduce the virtual convention in July to three days from four.

However, the organizers said, a smaller in-person event may be safe, and they are planning a three-day in-person convention in San Diego in November. Details are still be worked out, they said.

Last year, San Diego Comic-Con was canceled in person for the first time in its 50-year history because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The event usually draws tens of thousands of costumed revelers to a San Diego convention hall and surrounding streets, restaurants and hotels. It has become a major event for TV networks and movie producers to promote upcoming programming.

It generates an estimated $147 million for the local economy each year, according to the Associated Press.

The lineup in 2019 featured Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman talking about their roles in films from Walt Disney Co's Marvel Studios and Tom Cruise previewing a "Top Gun" sequel.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru, editing by Larry King)

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