Saturday, July 3, 2021

Weekend Trend | Summer Comic-con Schedule

Comic conventions have grown to become an integral part of the comic book experience, allowing fans to meet their favorite comic creators, buy an array of comic book merchandise, and bond with fans just like them. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic stymied the 'classic' comic convention experience for much of 2020 and early 2021, convention organizers are slowly beginning to return to in-person events. 

Reedpop, for example, has set up dates for Florida Supercon, New York Comic Con, and C2E2 for this fall - and has released some expansive plans for safety in this pandemic times. And while Comic-Con International: San Diego will once again be 'virtual' this July, the organization is planning a scaled-down event called Comic-Con: Special Edition this November.

Please keep in mind your safety. Pay attention to local authorities about social distancing guidelines, and check with the conventions for how they're handling the crowds. Be informed and make the best decision for you and those you're bringing with you.

Here is a list of the upcoming comic conventions across the globe:

July 2021
July 9 - 11: PopCon (Indianapolis, Indiana)
July 17 - 18: Comicpalooza (Houston, Texas)
July 18: Simi Valley Toy and Comic Fest (Simi Valley, California)
July 23 - 25: Comic-Con International: San Diego (Online only)
July 23 - 25: London Film & Comic Con (London, England)
July 23 - 25: Torpedo Collectors Con (Los Angeles, California)
July 29 - August 1: GalaxyCon Raleigh (Raleigh, North Carolina)
July 30 - August 1: TerrifiCon (Uncasville, Connecticut)

August 2021
August 6 - 8: Otakon (Washington, D.C.)
August 7 - 8: Big Lick Comic Con (Roanoke, Virginia)
August 12 - 15: MegaCon Orlando (Orlando, Florida)
August 13 - 15: New Mexico Comic Expo (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
August 13 - 15: Grand Rapids Comic Con (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
August 20 - 22: Awesome Con (Washington, D.C.)
August 21 - 22: FlameCon (online only)