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perc2100:
In a recent SD Union Tribune article there is a brief mention that CCI is exploring the idea of "virtual Comic-Con:" an online experience featuring some sort of streaming & social media platforms.  Here's the article: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

Here's the specific blurb about online Comic-Con (that may-or-may-not happen):
--- Quote ---Comic-Con said Thursday it is still weighing its options and hopes to make an announcement soon. It is also exploring the possibility of an “online component” should the convention not take place, said spokesman David Glanzer.

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I don't want to debate the good & bad: I think at this point we all know Comic-Con isn't going to happen in 2020 AS WE KNOW IT.  I don't want to get into policy since at least as far as we, the general public, know this is little more than "spit-balling" and we have no clue what CCI's policy will be in regards to the cancelation of physical SDCCI 2020, badge returns, etc.

What I _DO_ want to talk about are programming ideas.  I know of several arts & education (by trade as a music educator married to an arts education administrator) conventions that are being canceled in their physical medium and will instead take place online at a substantially cheaper rate (one I know if is typically $1200 and this summer will be $40 for an online version).

Instead of debating what we don't know about yet, or getting too depressed about the 'Promised Land' being canceled in the from we know it, let's have fun talking about what _COULD_ actually happen for us just 3+ months from today!

So what do you a) think is do-able & possible programming-wise b) what would you like to see?

* Autographs?!  Why not!  Obviously they'd be pre-signed and could still be 'raffled off' either for charity or via the good ol' online portal
* Panles?! Seems easy enough given how much the world will have been familiarized w/Zoom and other live-streaming services.  Some artists & companies can pre-record "panels" with pre-determined questions from a moderator of some sort.  Footage can be shown via encryption or whatnot: heck, nowadays many companies release footage immediately following the panel anyway so that might not even be an issue.  Fans could live-tweet questions, or maybe even use some other sort of live-meeting streaming app to ask a question from talent.
* Meet & Greets? Why not?!  Using Zoom or something organizers could set up something were online portal winners can win a pre-signed poster or something and get 15 or 20 seconds to say hi and get a personal chat with talent.  Would this take work, planning, etc?  Yes: a lot.  Can it be done? I think so
* Exclusives? Again, why not?!  Funco sold their WonderCon exclusives online last week to anyone there's no reason why other companies already planning (and potentially manufacturing) exclusives couldn't go about their business and do online sales: even keep it w/in the online portal to keep it truly exclusive to SDCCI badge-holders
* Artist Alley?  YES!  Artists could still sell their stuff, take sketch commissions, etc. online.  It would be more cumbersome, of course, and if you wanted, say, Marv Wolfman's signature you'd have to "settle" maybe for a poster of his choosing vs your Crisis On Infinite Earths #1 (which he signed for me at WonderCon 2019) but it's still something!
* Masquerade Ball? I think this could be done virtually.

What else am I missing as far as programming-wise?  Again, all of this would take meticulous planning, cooperation from all talent & companies involved, etc. but I think this could work pretty awesome.  Not 100% ideal, but maybe 100% ideal in the times of a lethal pandemic.  I've maintained for the last month and a half that as a local San Diego resident I'm going to feel like I NEED a celebration & release come late July.  This can be just as awesome, and not risk any lives!  There are going to be a plethora of changes when we come out of our social-distancing into a New World, and I think the sooner we realize things are going to be radically different (even if just for the next year & change until there's a vaccine), the better our piece-of-mind.

So: what would you like to see in a virtual Comic-Con?!


admin Aly: changed title to reflect the changing nature of this thread.

chocolateshake:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login* Autographs?!  Why not!  Obviously they'd be pre-signed and could still be 'raffled off' either for charity or via the good ol' online portal
* Panles?! Seems easy enough given how much the world will have been familiarized w/Zoom and other live-streaming services.  Some artists & companies can pre-record "panels" with pre-determined questions from a moderator of some sort.  Footage can be shown via encryption or whatnot: heck, nowadays many companies release footage immediately following the panel anyway so that might not even be an issue.  Fans could live-tweet questions, or maybe even use some other sort of live-meeting streaming app to ask a question from talent.
* Meet & Greets? Why not?!  Using Zoom or something organizers could set up something were online portal winners can win a pre-signed poster or something and get 15 or 20 seconds to say hi and get a personal chat with talent.  Would this take work, planning, etc?  Yes: a lot.  Can it be done? I think so
* Exclusives? Again, why not?!  Funco sold their WonderCon exclusives online last week to anyone there's no reason why other companies already planning (and potentially manufacturing) exclusives couldn't go about their business and do online sales: even keep it w/in the online portal to keep it truly exclusive to SDCCI badge-holders
* Artist Alley?  YES!  Artists could still sell their stuff, take sketch commissions, etc. online.  It would be more cumbersome, of course, and if you wanted, say, Marv Wolfman's signature you'd have to "settle" maybe for a poster of his choosing vs your Crisis On Infinite Earths #1 (which he signed for me at WonderCon 2019) but it's still something!
* Masquerade Ball? I think this could be done virtually.

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Many of these things have happened at virtual cons that have already occurred due to covid.  The autographs don't have to be pre-signed.  You do a video chat with the celeb and they sign it during the video chat.  Then they mail it to you.  That video chat is the meet and greet.

There has already been a VR offsite at comic-con.  It happened a few years ago.  It was basically a VR mini-con.  They had panels, they had celebs to chat with, they had all that con stuff.

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perc2100:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginMany of these things have happened at virtual cons that have already occurred due to covid.  The autographs don't have to be pre-signed.  You do a video chat with the celeb and they sign it during the video chat.  Then they mail it to you.  That video chat is the meet and greet.

There has already been a VR offsite at comic-con.  It happened a few years ago.  It was basically a VR mini-con.  They had panels, they had celebs to chat with, they had all that con stuff.

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Very cool!  Didn't know that; thanks!

marcia29:
Virtual Hall H, and more with no lines.  24/7 exhibit hall and artist alley. The ability to be chosen to ask live questions and such. I would definitely be interested, and pay.

puppy:
You are not allowed to view links. Register or LoginVirtual Hall H, and more with no lines.  24/7 exhibit hall and artist alley. The ability to be chosen to ask live questions and such. I would definitely be interested, and pay.

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There is no way I'd go if it were virtual. That would be the end of SDCC for me.

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