Good news for SDCC 2020 badge holders – and bad news for those who missed out on the lottery pick this year. San Diego Comic-Con just announced it will not sell new badges for the 2021 convention. Instead, SDCC plans to honor badges purchased for the 2020 convention.
This past summer’s event had to move online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After SDCC 2020 became a free virtual event, event organizers gave would-be attendees the option to either refund their badges or roll them over to the next convention.
We don’t know how many people chose to roll over their badges instead of selecting a refund. However, with SDCC opting not to sell new badges, it seems safe to assume the majority of people went with the rollover option.
Of course, the bigger question remains whether San Diego Comic-Con will have an in-person convention at all next summer. It’s pretty much impossible to predict what the state of the world will be next July. Even if SDCC gets to hold an in-person convention, it would likely have to drastically reduce its capacity.
Los Angeles Comic-Con postponed its in-person event to December this year. It was finally forced to concede such an event wouldn’t be possible just a couple weeks ago.
For now, SDCC plans to hold its next event July 21 – 25, 2021.
So, what do you think about the news that SDCC won’t sell new badges next year? Are you itching to head back to a con? Let us know in the comments.
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Source: SDCC Blog