Every year, LEGO fans look forward to San Diego Comic-Con with anticipation. It is one of the biggest events of the year (besides the toy fairs), where LEGO (and many other brands and franchises) reveal new products, hold various presentations, discussions and workshops, and sell and/or give away exclusive items. The event draws huge crowds every year, filling the San Diego Convention Center to capacity with more than 130,000 attendees.
Sadly, 2020 is the first time in the 50-year history of the event that it had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But all is not lost. Comic-Con will be held virtually this year, July 22-26. But there is another piece of bad news; looking at the schedule, it seems like LEGO is not going to participate. Still, this is a fantastic event worth talking about, especially since this year everyone can attend from the comfort of their own home!
If you’re into comic books, science fiction and fantasy films and novels, video games, animation, manga, webcomics, collectible toys, games, action figures, cosplay, and many other aspects of pop culture, SDCC is like heaven! While it’s sad that people can’t physically participate this year, it’s fantastic that even more people can take part virtually. And just because the physical event is canceled, it doesn’t mean the schedule isn’t full! There are still presentations, reveals, Q&As, tutorials, interactive sessions, workshops, and more during the entire four day period. You can take a look at the full schedule here: SDCC-2020 SCHEDULE
If you’re interested in any of the events on the schedule, you can click on its name, which will open up a new page with more details. You can note the date and time of the event and come back to the same page to participate. If you’re planning to attend more than one event, it’s best to sign up to the SDCC website, so they can send you your schedule as well as alert you when it’s time for you to join in.
I’m definitely going to watch the “Mega Construx Unveils New Halo Toy Line” presentation, as I love their Halo sets. One of their designers is going to reveal the new sets related to the highly anticipated Halo Infinite game, as well as some of their other new products. In addition, they are even going to have an SDCC exclusive, which – I assume – they will raffle or give away through their social media channels. And I’m also interested in several of the other events. Seriously, check out the schedule, there are tons of really interesting presentations and workshops.
Unless you live in the vicinity, going to SDCC comes with quite a bit of cost and hassle, but it’s still worth it. This year, we can all attend for free and from home with no need to travel, no need to stay in a hotel, and no need to fight the crowds. If you have never been to SDCC but wanted to go, or if you’re just curious, or if you have kids, friends, or family members who are interested in any of the topics, this is a fantastic opportunity that we may never see again.
And even if the event is all virtual this year, SDCC is still a wonderful way for brands and franchises to connect with fans, create buzz around their products, reveal new products, etc. Too bad LEGO decided not to participate this year. They’re missing out. Again, the dates are July 22-26, and here is the link for the schedule: SDCC-2020 SCHEDULE
What do you think? Are you planning to participate in virtual Comic-Con? Which events are you most interested in? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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