Regarded as one of the grandest of conventions in geekdom and genre love, Comic-Con has always been seen as a hub for where the greatest in geeks gather to share their love of all this. Comic books, television, movies, video games, and more populate the appeal of when San Diego turns summer into a costumed convention of those celebrating everything from Star Wars to Marvel Comics. Frequent visitors will note the highlights of Hall H being the premier spot for all things movies, debuting trailers and sneak peeks of the next big film due out either that fall or next summer.
That will not be the case this year. San Diego Comic-Con has made the official announcement via their website that this year will be one without a Comic-Con. The convention was originally set for this July but the convention organizers have stated with hope that the convention shall return next year with the dates set for July 22-25, 2021. Naturally, it would return, given that it is not just the ultimate geek convention of thousands of attendees, but that it also acts as a press release stage of sorts.
One aspect of concern is how this cancellation will affect Comic-Con’s desire for developing a museum, due to release in 2021. Here’s the statement from their email:
“The development and opening of the Comic-Con Museum will act as a catalyst to reopen one of the world’s best urban parks and a destination city known world-wide. Some of the proposed Phase I renovations will shift, but this will not scale back the visitor experience. Our 2021 grand opening is still on track and you will soon see building plans that illustrate this transformation. To ensure we stay connected in this new reality, the Museum will introduce new and creative digital ways to bring the magic of Comic-Con to you all year-round.”