Virtually Attend Comic-Con@Home Today Through Sunday

San Diego Comic-Con inside the convention center a banner for the convention hangs
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While conditions may not be quite right to attend San Diego Comic-Con International in person this year, you can still attend Comic-Con @ Home online this weekend and enjoy all of its events and providers for free. . Without lines. And free parking.

Comic-Con at Home has been running since Wednesday, but there is still a lot to check as it continues until Sunday. Much like a traditional Con, this one has a loaded schedule of signs, exhibits, games, and tons of other fun activities, except it’s all online. Of course, it’s not quite the same as browsing through hundreds of Harley Quinns and Psychos from Borderlands, but this time around you don’t have to worry about standing in line for hours (or wiping your budget with impulse fan art buys).

If you want to keep your Con experience as close to real life as possible, San Diego Comic-Con International has a page on their website with printable Comic-Con badges and signs. It even contains audio files of classic SDCCI announcements (like the ones welcoming you to the Con or telling you where the food is), as well as video clips of interactions with volunteers asking you to have your. badge on hand. It’s the perfect ambiance for your Con away from Con. You can also follow in real time by following #ComicConatHome and #ComicConAtHomeExperience on Twitter.

Full schedule

San Diego Comic-Con panel for the Firefly show with actors Summer Glau, Alan Tudyk and Adam Baldwin
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You can find the full Comic-Con @ Home schedule on the SDCCI website, and you can create your own personalized event calendar by signing up for a free account and logging in. The schedules are also broken down by day so you can see the events for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can also go back and watch events that have already aired by simply clicking on a particular day and time on the schedule. Individual events display names, descriptions, start and end times, and links to join the event when it starts. As you might expect, there are panels spanning a wide variety of interests, from cosplaying and video game writing to a celebration of queer comics and talk of shows. popular science fiction films like those from Disney. The Mandalorian.

Exhibition hall and artist alley

One of the most exciting parts of a Con is spending hours walking around the showroom exploring vendor booths. From cheesy t-shirts and plush toys to signed comics and fan art, sorting through everything usually takes several days. This year, however, you can jump on the Comic-Con @ Home Tumblr page and discover their Art exhibition, which is the next best thing! The page is full of original art prints, indie comics, jewelry, and anime enamel pins. You can also display a virtual model of the Con’s Online Showroom and click on sellers to see their offers and links to their site where you can purchase products.

Cosplay

People wearing superhero costumes and taking photos outside of San Diego Comic-Con in 2019
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While it’s always fun to watch a bunch of Deadpools or Pyramid Heads go wild, this is the original cosplay costumes that make cons so fun. Fortunately, you can still see cosplays this year in the Masquerade Costume Contest, which will be held on Friday, July 24. You can see photos, videos and GIFs of over 50 costumes on Con’s Tumblr page. The winners will be announced on Saturday and tons of cool prizes are at stake.

Games

You can verify free games, demos, interviews and related events this weekend too. There will be games and events from companies like Wyvern, Board Game Geek, Greenlit E-Sports, CMON, Frogwares, etc. There will also be more than 40 games to explore, including Gudetama: The Tricky Egg Card Game, Fortnite, Valorant, Pokemon, Munchkin Dungeon, Marvel United, Joe Manganiello Death Saves, Legendary New Mutants, Dungeon Draft, and more. Game events will be coordinated through Con Discord server until Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm PDT.

Eisner Prize

Later Friday, the prestigious 2020 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. These are pretty much the Oscars of the comic book industry, and they honor the creators in their respective categories. This year’s virtual awards ceremony will be hosted by actor, comedian and voice actor Phil LaMarr, with announcements and presentations by Sergio Aragonés and Ruth Clampett. You can consult the nominations here, and the jury and comments here.

Watch the games

Woman sitting cross-legged on her sofa and using her tablet to watch movies online
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Following the head of social distancing Hulu earlier this year, SDCC is hosting a variety of watch the parties via Scener! You can watch movies and anime online simultaneously with other participants and even participate in the chat. The only caveat is that you will need to have an active subscription to the corresponding video streaming service, such as Amazon Prime, to enjoy titles like Clue, Star Wars Ep. IV, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Endgame. Be sure to download for free Scener Chrome Extension before the start of the film, however.

Shop Comic-Con Merch

Exclusive Comic-Con @ Home merchandise now available at Con’s online shop. You can also download and print the 260 free pages Comic-Con Souvenir Book and hopefully that will guide you to Con next year.


Hope you enjoy some great panels and watching parties, and maybe even find a way to spend a little more money on Funko Pops and Pokemon plush toys. Even though Comic-Con @ Home can’t be compared to the Con experience in person, it’s still a lovely gesture and a fantastic way to unite geeks and nerds of all kinds while keeping everyone safe in the dark. the House.

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