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San Diego Comic Con is ‘at home’ this year. Here’s what you need to know

From who will be at the event to the schedule, here’s what you need to know about this years comic-con event which will be held virtually July 22-26.

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From who will be at the event to the schedule, here’s what you need to know about this years comic-con event which will be held virtually July 22-26.

From who will be at the event to the schedule, here’s what you need to know about this years comic-con event which will be held virtually July 22-26.

Denis Poroy, Associated Press

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the San Diego Comic Conis being held virtually this year.

Here’s what to expect and what to know about it, including the first-day schedule, which was released Thursday.

What to know:

  • The original event was scheduled for July 22 to 26. The at-home event will be kept to take place during the same time
  • The events will be free to attend and no tickets are required.
  • Details about how to attend haven’t been released yet but they will likely be released in the next few days along with the schedules.

What to expect:

  • 350 panels will be held over a five-day span.
  • According to Variety, SDCC will debut its “Online Exhibit Hall” on July 22, which will be an interactive version of the Comic-Con convention floor including exhibitors like Marvel, Lucasfilm Ltd., Hasbro, Warner Bros., DC Comics, and independent comic publishers and artists
  • Some guests you can expect to see include “SNL” star Maya Rudolph, “New Girl “ actor Jake Johnson, Justin Roiland of “Ricky and Morty,” along with “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane and actress Mila Kunis, according to RadioTimes.

First-day schedule:

Wednesday, July 22 (All times in PDT)

3 to 4 p.m.

  • “Comics in the Classroom Ask Me Anything: Pick the Brains of Teachers, Administrators, Creators, and Publishers”
  • “GeekED: Re-storied: Re-imagining creative privilege”
  • “Teaching and Learning with Comics”
  • “The Power of Teamwork in Kids Comics”

4-5 p.m.

  • “Books for All: It’s Time to Redefine How We Share Books With Kids”
  • “Comics as a Conduit ”
  • “GeedEd: “Watchmen” and the Cruelty of Masks”
  • “License to Thrill: Graphic Novel Adaptations for Kids”
  • “Make Programming Your Superpower!”

5-6 p.m.

  • “Conspiracy Theories and Propaganda Throughout Pop Culture”
  • “GeedED: College and the Nerd Mind”
  • “New Kids Comics from Eisner Award Publishers”
  • “Words and Pictures Working Together: Strategies for Analyzing Graphic Texts”

6-7 p.m.

  • “Comic-Con Celebrates 15 Years of Eisner Librarians”
  • “Comic on Campus: Fandom at Academia”
  • “Spirit Skies: How to Publish an International youth comic in the Age of Covid-19”
  • “Teaching Graphic Novels Online”