DC FanDome Returns Sept. 12

The DC FanDome virtual event is returning for a second installment Sept. 12. The first FanDome took place Aug. 22 and showcased movie and TV news from Warner Bros. and DC Comics properties.

Called “DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse,” the 24-hour event will allow fans to create and control their own viewing experience from more than 100 hours of on-demand content from television, films, comics, games and more — highlighting the work of more than 500 artists, writers and other talented individuals from around the globe.

Fans can also access exclusive behind-the-scenes content across TV and film, an extensive DC comics library, as well as fan art and cosplay.

The content can be streamed exclusively at DCFanDome.com and is available globally, across desktop and mobile, in nine languages.

Among the offerings:

  • WatchVerse: Panels include the official introduction of WBTV’s “Batwoman,” as well as “Superman & Lois,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “DC’s Stargirl,” “Black Lightning,” expanded versions of “The Flash” and “Titans” panels that debuted during the previous FanDome, plus breaking news throughout the day.
  • InsiderVerse: Fans can go behind the scenes with the master artisans who bring DC to life in all its forms, from comic books to games, TV, movies, theme parks, consumer products and more.
  • Blerd & Boujee: Blerd & Boujee programming celebrates Blerd (aka “Black nerd”) culture and its impact around the globe, featuring diverse artists, voices, musicians and content.
  • FunVerse: Read hundreds of free digital comics, strike a pose at the selfie station, explore the Joker Escape Room, and more.
  • YouVerse: Check out more than 17,000 pieces fan art, cosplay, and user-generated content submissions from around the world, and vote for your favorites.

 

San Diego Comic-Con Going Virtual

The organizers of the annual San Diego Comic-Con, which was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, will instead present the show as an online event called Comic-Con@Home. Dates for the virtual show will be July 22-26, the same dates this year’s convention had been slated to take place at the San Diego Convention Center.

Plans for Comic-Con@Home include an online exhibit hall offering promotions, specials and limited-edition products unique to the celebration. As well, Comic-Con@Home promises exclusive panels and presentations about comics, gaming, television, film, and a wide variety of topics from publishers, studios, and more. Comic-Con@Home will also have a Masquerade, gaming, and many other activities in which fans can participate from their own homes.

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Although Comic-Con@Home will provide badges for fans to print and wear, all aspects of the initiative are free and there are no limits to how many can attend.

“For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe,” SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer said in a statement. “Though stay-at-home conditions make this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.”

Virutal events will be announced at Comic-Con.org.

The initiative joins the Comic-Con Museum’s virtual endeavor, Comic-Con Museum@Home, which is already ongoing.

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It remains to be seen how much studios will participate in a virtual Comic-Con as opposed to presenting their own online promotional events. Warner Bros. just announced a virtual event Aug. 22 called DC FanDome to promote movies and TV shows based on DC Comics.

Warner Slates Virtual ‘DC FanDome’ Event for Aug. 22

Warner Bros. June 16 announced a virtual fan event called “DC FanDome” will take place Aug. 22 starting at 10 a.m. PT.

DC FanDome will be accessible around the world for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, and is touted as the largest virtual gathering of talent announcements and content reveals in the history of DC.

The event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new content reveals and announcements from WB Games, Film, TV and comics, as well as an opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind DC Comics-based feature films and TV series.

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Films include the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, The Suicide Squad and Black Adam, plus Aquaman, Shazam! and Justice League: The Snyder Cut. TV shows include “Batwoman,” “Black Lightning,” “DC Super Hero Girls,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “DC’s Stargirl,” “Doom Patrol,” “The Flash,” “Harley Quinn,” “Lucifer,” “Pennyworth,” “Supergirl,” “Superman & Lois,” “Teen Titans Go!,” “Titans,” “Watchmen” and “Young Justice: Outsiders.”

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Content will be virtually housed in six different, fully-programmed areas inside the virtual DC FanDome: “Hall of Heroes” (Main Hall), DC WatchVerse, DC YouVerse, DC KidsVerse, DC InsiderVerse and DC FunVerse. Content will be available in 10 languages including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazil Portuguese, Korean, Japanese and Chinese. Additionally, content programmed from specific countries will be in their native language.

DC FanDome will help fill the marketing void left by the cancellation of San Diego Comic-Con, one of the year’s biggest events for promoting genre-based entertainment. Warner Bros.’ DC Comics-based content is often a major participant in Comic-Con presentations.