In a surprising move, both San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con are opting to return to physical events in 2021. Organizers behind both events site a desire to return, albeit cautiously, to the old way of doing things. Most pop culture conventions spent the majority of 2020 online, choosing to have virtual presentations in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic. While we all know that conventions mean money for local businesses, it stands to reason that even missing just one year could do irreparable damage to local economies.

The Cons aren’t going in blindly, though. They’ve all instituted heightened safety precautions, including mask requirements, enforcing social distancing, and having an increase in sanitation stations available throughout their respective venues.

Joining SDCC and NYCC are joined by Florida Supercon, Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle, and Chicago’s C2E2. Dates for each even are listed below. Talent, events, and pricing are still in the works, but news is expected to start rolling in at anytime.

Florida Supercon: September 10-12, Miami Beach Convention Center

New York Comic-Con: October 7-10, Javitz Center

San Diego Comic-Con: November 26-28, San Diego Convention Center

Emerald City Comic-Con: December 2-5, Washington State Convention Center

C2E2: December 10-12, McCormick Place

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