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All of the upcoming comic conventions in 2021 and beyond

New York Comic Con 2019
New York Comic Con 2019 (Image credit: ReedPop)

Comic conventions have grown to become an integral part of the comic book experience, allowing fans to meet their favorite comic creators, buy an array of comic book merchandise, and bond with fans just like them. 

While the COVID-19 pandemic stymied the 'classic' comic convention experience for much of 2020 and early 2021, convention organizers are slowly beginning to return to in-person events.

Reedpop, for example, has set up dates for Florida Supercon, New York Comic Con, and C2E2 for this fall - and has released some expansive plans for safety in this pandemic times which include mask requirements and temperature checks. For more on that, we spoke with ReedPop about what to expect different when it comes to its conventions.

And while Comic-Con International: San Diego will once again be 'virtual' this July, the organization is planning a scaled-down event called Comic-Con: Special Edition this November.

With that in mind, we have assembled a list of all the upcoming conventions comic book fans should be aware of. 

Please keep in mind your safety. Pay attention to local authorities about social distancing guidelines, and check with the conventions for how they're handling the crowds. Be informed and make the best decision for you and those you're bringing with you.

Due to the pandemic, a number of major conventions have yet to announce dates for their next event, but we're keeping a watch out for news about Heroes Con, Comiket, Small Press Expo, Comic Con Africa, and Keystone Comic Con.

And be aware, some conventions like New York Comic Con and C2E2 are now offering memberships which include pre-sales on badges and live-streaming of certain panels.

Here is a list of the upcoming comic conventions across the globe:

Indonesia Comic Con

(Image credit: Indonesia Comic Con)

July 2021

August 2021

Dragon Con

(Image credit: Dragon Con)

September 2021

October 2021

C2E2

(Image credit: Reedpop)

November 2021

December 2021

C2E2

(Image credit: Reedpop)

January 2022

February 2022

Phoenix Fan Fusion

(Image credit: Phoenix Fan Fusion)

March 2022

April 2022

May 2022

June 2022

  • Exact dates undetermined: Heroes Con (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • June 4 & 5: Infinity Con (Tallahassee, Florida)

July 2022

September 2022

  • September 9 - 11: D23 Expo (Anaheim, California)
Chris Arrant

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.