Covid-19 has changed the landscape of the way conventions are held forever. There were rumors of San Diego Comic Con going online and having another virtual convention this year however, that seems not to be the case.
It turns out that on their website here that the dates of the convention have been moved back a few months.
Now some people speculated that the convention would be pushed back to some time around September or October. However, the dates have been announced on the website.
And it is Thanksgiving weekend.
The same weekend that people supposedly get together with family and friends to celebrate the holiday, watch football and stand in line to get something we really don’t even need. And technically that Friday is going to be Black Friday. You have already seen the amount of carnage that happens at stores over Black Friday deals, can you imagine the chaos that might happen over that weekend?
Believe me when I say that I understand about not being able to go to a convention however, this isn’t the way to do it. As I type this on 3/30/2021 there are plans to go ahead with another local convention here in Sacramento called SacAnime. If you go to their website you’ll notice that there aren’t a lot of guests because while there are people that are willing to go there aren’t a lot of people willing to risk their lives to go to a convention.
Does not being able to go to conventions and other events suck? Sure. However, I would rather be careful than risk my life for a weekend of fun. And yes this event will sell out however, don’t expect any major movie studios to hold out for SDCC. They will make announcements beforehand just like last year as this summer is going to be a massive void without entertainment.
What do you think about SDCC rescheduling to Thanksgiving weekend? Would you attend a convention over that weekend? Let us know in the comments below!