In July we talked about how Los Angeles Comic Con was planning on a hybrid physical and virtual convention, you can find our article Here. Now as September has come, Los Angeles Comic Con had to make the call in whether or not they were moving forward.
Now they have officially stated that in December they are moving forward with the hybrid convention, including physical options. This wasn’t an easy decision for the convention, as they have literally been pondering this event for six months. They have been talking to the LA Convention Center, the State of California, the LA County Health, and the Mayor of Los Angeles’ Office. All tickets will have a 100% refund, or roll-over guarantee, just in case the pandemic shifts back to a dangerous way.
With all their decisions and communication with appropriate representatives, they feel like they can safely provide a socially distant experience for their fans and attendees. If things change though, and the Mayor, or health officials request them to postpone or cancel the event, they will fully comply and do so.
As we said prior, we created an article to give people an idea of whether or not they should attend physical experiences during the pandemic. So we recommend people check out our article on ”If You Should Go Out” Here. Now that we’ve shared that, as we said in our last article, this is what Los Angeles Comic Con is changing about this year.
How It’s Changing
The convention is running from December 11, 2020, through December 13, 2020, and they are doing two sessions a day. One session from 9 am through 2 pm, and 3 pm through 8 pm. On Sunday the schedule shifts to 8 am through 1 pm, and 2 pm through 7 pm.
The trick of the two sessions is a great way to give more people a chance to experience the event, but takes time away from the attendees, and increases the people at the location on a given day.
Personally, we are hesitant to make any final decisions of attending since the trends are showing spikes throughout the USA, but we are definitely interested to see how this event goes, and hope that they are able to keep their intentions of protecting their attendees, but as we say, makes sure you are making the right decision in attendance.
Tickets are on sale today, and are being sold only in the VIP and three-session packages, and are being included with special early bird pricing, you can get your tickets here.