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San Diego Comic-Con canceled due to COVID-19; will return in 2021

By Stephen Ippolito | April 17th, 2020

Another major event has been canceled due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This time it’s the most popular comic book convention each year. Comic-Con International announced that it would be canceling San Diego Comic-Con 2020.

For the first time in its 50-year history San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual pop culture celebration, announced today with deep regret that there will be no Comic-Con in 2020. The event will instead return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021. 

San Diego Comic-Con.com

Organizers also said that those who purchased a badge for the event would have the option for a full refund or transfer their badges for 2021 Comic-Con admission.

The annual convention has become a place where film studios show off their upcoming slate of films, usually bringing cast and crew. Marvel Studios’ panel is usually the most popular event of the weekend. Held in San Diego’s Convention Center’s Hall H, over 6,000 die hard fans would pack the hall to see Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige show off the studio’s upcoming slate.

At last year’s Comic-Con, Marvel Studios was the talk of the whole weekend when it announced nearly it’s entire Phase 4 slate. News that Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster would be playing a female Thor and Mahershala Ali casting as Blade were some of the big stroies broken.

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