The word on the grapevine has been that DC Comics has declined to participate in Comic-Con International’s Comic-Con@Home event because they had something of their own in the works – today, that has now become official, details have been unveiled and we now have our first look at the latest virtual convention out of the gate in 2020: DC FanDome.
The coronavirus pandemic has made hosting conventions a practical impossibility but entertainments have to get the word out somehow. What DC has planning with this latest endeavour is one of the biggest and far-reaching efforts we’ve seen to date, taking on-board all aspects of the brand, from comics to animation, films to gaming, from adult content to dedicated gear for the kiddie-winks.
Going live on Saturday 22nd August, DC FanDome will open The Hall Of Heroes which will be the central hub of the event, spinning off into five satellite sub-sites: YouVerse, WatchVerse, KidsVerse – you can see how this is going, I suspect… – InsiderVerse and FunVerse.
There’s no word yet on how this will all operate, shy of a bunch of website links and content players – either a coder is currently typing his/her/their little fingers off, or someone is really getting messy in a VR modelling suite. We’ve yet to have a proper Virtual Reality comic con end, of anyone’s got the money, time and resources to pull something like that off, it’s AT&T, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. But, yeah, we’re more expecting a lot of URL clicking in our foreseeable future.
But who knows, right? We could be seeing the start of something truly magnificent in the world on online comic cons – we’ll know more as we get closer to the date. In the meantime, bookmark the official homepage for DC FanDome and we’ll post more when we learn more, as always…
WELCOME TO THE DC FANDOME!
A MEGA, 24-HOUR, IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL FAN EXPERIENCE WHICH BRINGS THE UNIVERSE OF DC TO LIFE AND FEATURES THE STARS, FILMMAKERS AND CREATORS BEHIND ITS BIGGEST FILMS, TV SERIES, GAMES AND COMICS
Join fans from all 7 continents for the largest gathering of talent, announcements and content reveals in the history of DC
Save the date and prep your cosplay! On Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, Warner Bros. will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome—a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required. Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve ever loved finally coming together in one place to celebrate DC’s past, present and future.
Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com (http://www.dcfandome.com), the global event will immerse fans into the DC Multiverse, with new announcements from WB Games, Film and TV, and comics, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to hear from the casts and creators behind your favorite feature films and TV series, including:
- The Batman
- Black Adam
- Black Lightning
- DC Super Hero Girls
- DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
- DC’s Stargirl
- Doom Patrol
- The Flash
- Harley Quinn
- the SnyderCut of Justice League
- The Suicide Squad
- Superman & Lois
- Teen Titans GO!
- Young Justice: Outsiders
- and, coming this fall to theaters worldwide, Wonder Woman 1984.
The DC FanDome is the place to hear highly anticipated announcements and the latest news, see exclusive footage, and venture into themed worlds designed to entertain everyone from movie and TV superfans to gamers and readers, to families and kids.
With special presentations to engage fans in every time zone across the globe, you’ll have the opportunity to have an experience that’s all your own.
Inside this virtual world, fans will also get access to localized events, featuring the faces and voices from countries around the world in their local language.
No matter where you live, your age or your level of fandom, there is something for you. Ann Sarnoff, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros., said, “There is no fan like a DC fan.
For more than 85 years, the world has turned to DC’s inspiring heroes and stories to lift us up and entertain us, and this massive, immersive digital event will give everyone new ways to personalize their journey through the DC Universe without lines, without tickets and without boundaries.
With DC FanDome, we’re able to give fans from around the world an exciting and unparalleled way to connect with all their favorite DC characters, as well as the incredible talent who bring them to life on the page and screen.”
Exploring the DC FanDome
The epicenter of the DC FanDome is the Hall of Heroes, where you can experience special programming, panels and content reveals from a wide variety of films, TV series and games, available in several languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. From there, navigate deeper into the DC Multiverse, exploring five additional satellite worlds, each with its own localized content and unique activities and one world fully devoted to our younger fans:
- DC WatchVerse: Here’s where you grab a seat, sit back and join our virtual audience and become completely engrossed in hours of must-see content from around the world. Everything from panels and exclusive screenings to never-before-seen footage, featuring cast, creators and behind-the-scenes crew from across DC Films, TV, Home Entertainment and Games.
- DC YouVerse: Venture into this world where the FANS are the stars to see the most amazing user-generated content, cosplay and fan art from around the world, including, perhaps, your own.
- DC KidsVerse: Need a way to entertain your kids for hours on end? We’ve got you covered inside a special world, which can be accessed directly at DCKidsFanDome.com. This area features a broad range of family-friendly activations for our younger fans.
- DC InsiderVerse: This creativity-based world contains a centerpiece video featuring legendary artist and DC CCO/Publisher Jim Lee, President of DC-Based Film Production Walter Hamada, and creator of the DC TV Arrowverse, Executive Producer Greg Berlanti, welcoming fans with a 101-style introduction to the DC Multiverse. From there, 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.
- DC FunVerse: Take your DC FanDome experience and gather cool shareables; check out our comic book reader; DIY cool WW84 Golden Armor and Batmobile kits; plus digital giveaways and a store filled with merchandise, including some limited-edition exclusives.
Pull Up to the Blerd & Boujee House
Where my Blerds at? The second annual celebration of Black nerd culture returns with the all-new Blerd & Boujee House at DC FanDome, bringing Blerds, LatinxGeeks and all nerds “party-with-a-purpose” vibes.
As anyone lucky enough to get into the first-ever Blerd & Boujee boat party (featuring DJ D-Nice) at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 can attest, fans will not want to miss connections and conversations designed for the culture.
Calling All Fans!
There’s nothing more important to DC than our fans, and we want to showcase you! In partnership with Talenthouse, DC FanDome today launched a call for your best DC Fan Art & Fandom displays.
Show us your cosplay, makeup, tattoos and even your own Batcave!
Be sure to submit your best at create.DCFanDome.com for a chance to be featured inside this virtual world event, and demonstrate to people in your home country and across the globe that you are the ultimate DC Super Fan.
Selected artists on the day of our event will be voted on by the community in each of our two competitions in order to help our judges pick selected artist winners.
Selected artist winners will receive part of a cash prize pool courtesy of DC and Talenthouse. Be sure to check back at our official site, DCFanDome.com frequently for additional updates on what will be happening inside the DC FanDome, including exciting new content on our new blog, the Daily Star, which kicks off with a welcoming note from Jim Lee himself.
Also, follow the social channels below for frequent updates about participating cast members, creators, writers, artists and game developers you can expect to see.
- #DCFanDomeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/dc/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dccomics/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/dccomics
About Justice League:
The Justice League screenplay is by Chris Terrio, story by Chris Terrio & Zack Snyder, based on characters from DC, Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The film’s producers are Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, with executive producers Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Jim Rowe, Ben Affleck, Wesley Coller, Curtis Kanemoto, and Chris Terrio.
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