The numbers are in, and based on the view counts of its first streaming video-only version, Comic-Con @Home was somewhat of a flop. Though the event, usually held at the San Diego convention center, is usually the biggest pop culture and entertainment gathering of the year, it failed to impact social media and YouTube in the same way this past weekend.
Like all other big events and festivals, coronavirus forced Comic-Con to get creative rather than cancel altogether. But part of what made SDCC special was the fan interaction – the costume dress up, the panels and questions and answer sessions, and the thematic promotional booths building excitement for the next big blockbusters and TV season.
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