Comic-Con 2020: Where to buy exclusive pins and [email protected] T-shirts to wear for the virtual event?
One of the enjoyable experiences of attending the San Diego Comic-Con in person is the opportunity to get one's hands on collectibles, official merchandise and t-shirts among other things
Being part of any Comic-Con is an exciting thing for various reasons. The cosplays, fan meets, interactive content, exhibit halls that is like a treasure trove for fans of comics and entertainment, getting one's hands-on limited-edition merchandise, posters, official collectibles among other things at different exhibit halls is an experience of its own. However, this year, the biggest Comic-Con event of the year has moved to being hosted virtually due to the pandemic and so the above experience is going to be a lot more different this year.
With the panels moving online and for free, the audience for the Comic-Con is going to expand a lot more, however, what about the availability of merchandise and other collectibles? Will we have to miss collecting on t-shirts and badges this year? The answer is no. Just as the organizers of San Diego Comic-Con have found an alternative after the long weekend event was canceled, there is also an alternative for getting your hands on badges, t-shirts and collectibles.
First, the Comic-Con @Home badges can be printed out at home too and the print for the same is being sponsored by Amazon Prime Video for free. You can find them here. To download the print at home badges, one must take part in a challenge that is aimed at bringing more attention and engagement from people by using the hashtag #ComicConAtHomeExperience.
The badges are available for different categories that include Attendee, Professional, Exhibitor, Volunteer and Child. This year, an all new category has been added and now, your pets can also get their own badges to be a part of the Comic-Con @ Home experience. Other than badges, signs for doors and windows are also available. The sign reads "Currently Attending [email protected] 2020. Please knock quietly, I'm watching a panel!"
To make the experience more exciting, the Comic-Con official website has also made different signs available that will allow you to turn your home into a mini-convention center. The different signs include those for the different halls at the convention center such as Hall H, Indigo 6BCF, Ballroom 20 among others. There are also signs for Badge Pick-Up, Bags, Books, Lanyard and more.
If you miss the announcements that you would hear at the Convention Center, then those are available to be downloaded as well. The idea is to ensure that fans have an experience that is close to what they would have had had they been at the San Diego Comic-con.
The official merchandise can be ordered at Comic-Con's official website where the museum store hosts a variety of products every week. From merchandise that was popular in the previous years of the Comic-Con to new exciting ones, one can find them here. It would also be wise to follow the store for official updates as the products featured change weekly and in many cases, even daily.