Comic-Con 2020: Everything that will attract DC fans to the event before DC FanDome comes in August
2020 has seen the cancellation of many big festivals and conventions but this year will also see the birth of a new virtual fan event. DC is all set to kick-off DC FanDome in August and that raises the question, will this take away from the audience for the first-ever virtual San Diego Comic-Con? Comic-Con@Home, as this year's SDCC is called, will feature a lot of great panels and announcements but there are those who are worried that the DC fan event may detract from the audience for Comic-Con 2020. Those fears are, however, completely unfounded.
Yes, DC FanDome is a very promising event that looks like it will be drawing quite the crowd online however, it's still no Comic-Con. Virtual or physical, Comic-Con is still the most awaited event of geekdom and just because there's another event coming up doesn't mean people are not going to attend, especially since this time there won't be any of the hassles of being in a crowded physical location.
FanDome is essentially DC's response to Disney's D23 festival and just as D23 doesn't take any attention away from SDCC, neither will FanDome. True fans who want to get access to all the content they can get will engage with both events and ultimately, both of them have plenty to offer.
While FanDome has a lot of things planned that will truly engage with fans, Comic-Con still promises great content, and not just in the world of comics or superheroes. Over the last 50-odd years, SDCC has grown beyond just a comic book convention and even though comics are still at the heart of the event, this is basically the one-stop location for information about all our favorite shows.
There were some legitimate fears that the virtual nature of this year's event may cause a reduction in the number of panels but by now, it's clear that this isn't the case. From exclusive previews to round table talks with some of the biggest stars, there's a cornucopia of reasons why you should tune in for the event and as fun as we're sure DC FanDome is going to be, that doesn't mean you should sleep on Comic-Con 2020.
Comic-Con@Home 2020 will begin on Wednesday, July 22. DC FanDome is set to take place on August 22.