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Comic-Con to remain virtual in 2021, cites financial strain

FILE - Comic-Con attendees walk the convention center floor during preview night at Comic-Con...
FILE - Comic-Con attendees walk the convention center floor during preview night at Comic-Con International on July 17, 2019, in San Diego, Calif.(Chris Pizzello | Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Published: Mar. 1, 2021 at 7:14 PM CST
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) — San Diego Comic-Con will remain virtual for the July event, but organizers are planning for a smaller-scale gathering later this year.

Comic-Con announced Monday that the annual confab will return to virtual for a second-straight year between July 23-25.

The in-person experience was canceled again due to coronavirus-related cautions around large gatherings.

Organizers said postponements and other challenges caused by the pandemic left them with limited financial resources.

As a result, the virtual convention in July was reduced from four to three days. However, organizers said they are planning a smaller in-person event in November in San Diego.

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