Comic-Con to Remain Virtual in 2021, Cites Financial Strain

San Diego Comic-Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers of the massive convention are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later in 2021.

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FILE - Comic-Con attendees walk the convention center floor during preview night at Comic-Con International on July 17, 2019, in San Diego, Calif. The convention will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later this year. Comic-Con announced Monday, March 1, 2021, that the annual confab will return to virtual for a second-straight year between July 23-25. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (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…

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