For the first time in 50 years, Comic-Con, won’t be happening in person. While this is sad news to a lot of us, we’re still so happy that they’ve put together a full VIRTUAL convention! No lines, no sunburns, no blisters on your feet, but plenty of things to do and see from the comfort of your own home! Visit www.comic-con.org for all the fun of Comic-Con at the first ever Comic-Con@Home, starting today, Wednesday July 22 at 9:00am PDT.
Here is a sampling of what Comic-Con@Home has to offer:
Gaming will live on the Discord platform and feature a number of interactive gems, including Wyvern Gaming/Stargate and Legion M/Joe Manganiello’s DEATH SAVES.
If you’re looking for a souvenir from Comic-Con@Home, be sure to visit the Merch store for the official Comic-Con T shirt (art provided by DC Comics) as well as lots of Comic-Con and Comic-Con Museum related merchandise.
Amazon and Prime Video are official sponsors of Comic-Con@Home and will be treating fans to additional activities from a variety of Amazon-owned platforms through their Amazon Virtual-Con portal. Prime Video is also the official sponsor of the Comic-Con 2020 print-at-home badge, which will allow participants to print and wear their free badge as well as take part in many of the fun fan activities.
Tumblr will serve as the platform for both the Comic-Con Art Show and the always popular Comic-Con Masquerade. The 46th annual Masquerade will open for viewing Friday, July 24, and winners will be announced on Saturday, July 25.
For this year, the Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive will be a 26-day drive, starting Wednesday, July 22, and ending on Sunday, August 16. All blood collected on those dates will be credited to the Comic-Con Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive.
Collaborator and sponsor IGN will stream roughly 34 Comic-Con@Home panels as well as produce extensive hosted shoulder content, hosted interviews and more, all in support of the online initiative.
BLUEfin is a first-time sponsor for Comic-Con@Home.
Films and Anime will live on the Scener Watch Party platform. Scener is a Chrome browser plug-in that will allow fans the ability to simultaneously watch and discus movies and anime. Funimation will also exclusively host all of the Anime watch parties including Black Clover and Fruits Basket. Don’t have a Funimation account? No problem, as Funimation is offering a six-week free account! Just use the code: CCHOME20.
FX will unveil the digital experience FX UNLOCKED, where fans will engage with virtual activations for American Horror Story, What We Do in The Shadows, Cake and DAVE.
FutureTechLive! returns for a fifth year to present the virtual “World Builders” activation, featuring content by a global community of creators.
Comic-Con Museum is offering a variety of activities and tutorials throughout the Comic-Con@Home weekend and beyond.
Don’t forget to check out the online version of the 260-page Souvenir Book, which is available as a free, downloadable PDF.
Enjoy all of this, then we can look forward to next year’s Comic-Con – July 21-25, 2021!