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Dragon Con 2021: Is it Too Soon for Cons to Stage a Comeback?
Every other year, nearly nobody escapes without some form of "con crud" – there are even jokes and memes about it from Dragon Con itself. This brings up the larger point as to if conventions should return once COVID becomes a memory in our rear-view mirror Last year, fellow writer and editor Kaitlyn brought up these[...]
JULY 18 2019. Inside the San Diego’s Convention Center for the 50th Comic-Con. Editorial credit: Alessia93 / Shutterstock.com
We outlined where we thought virtual conventions fell apart in our Post Modem on Virtual Conventions and Events. To the surprise of exactly no one, the convention dominos of 2021 has started to fall Pretty much anything that takes place in LA was canceled a few days ago, WonderCon announced that they are going virtual[...]
WonderCon 2021 Officially Goes Virtual
One of those things that have been impacted is the various pop culture conventions Some of those conventions managed to go digital last year, and while some worked, such as DC FanDome, others were a bit of a mess like Comic-Con@Home People were hopeful that things would be back to normal by 2021, but that[...]
A Post-Mortem on Virtual Conventions and Events: Part 2
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us all in many different ways, but pop culture conventions needed to find a way to adapt and adapt quickly once it became apparent that the virus wasn't going to go away in the summer And so the virtual convention was born In the first part of this essay,[...]
A Post-Mortem on Virtual Conventions and Events: Part 1
Many thought this would be over by the summer, but conventions still had to adapt as well As July 2020 rolled around, we saw the birth of the virtual convention. Comic-Con @ Home Logo Credit: CCI The Rise of the Virtual Convention Comic-Con @ Home was the first major virtual convention out of the gate but was something[...]
Disney Moves the D23 Expo from 2021 to 2022
Not only are they splitting the audience by having both conventions so close together, but they are splitting it again for people who can't do two conventions in a year If Celebration was in the spring and D23 was in the late summer, that might be doable for some people, but this idea is a[...]
THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY (L to R) JUSTIN H. MIN as BEN HARGREEVES and ROBERT SHEEHAN as KLAUS HARGREEVES in THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY Cr. CHRISTOS KALOHORIDIS/NETFLIX © 2020
can have you looking "badass spy" on the cheap. The logo for Comic-Con@Home 2020 While we all make the best of conventions at home, hopefully, this list can add a bit of happiness to your convention schedule Remember, cosplay is all about having fun, showing your love for a character, and self-expression Besides, at the end of[...]
Adult Swim Con takes place this July (Image: Adult Swim)
We've got Comic-Con@Home, WarnerMedia's DC Fandome, Skybound Xpo, and a number of other "virtual conventions" taking place over the next two months, all doing their part to give everyone as close to a pop culture convention experience as possible without the "con flu" aftermath (we have enough real sickness to deal with) Now we can[...]