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Masks Back at Comic-Con 2022, and We're Not Talking Cosplay

Attendees to the event will be required to wear a face-covering and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test


San Diego's Comic-Con returns to its full glory in July; with it are masks, and we're not talking about cosplay.

Comic-Con has updated its COVID-19 protocols for the event. Those who wish to attend the con this year will be required to wear an "approved face-covering," regardless of vaccination status, and will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours, according to its website.

San Diego's Comic-Con Museum, slated for opening next Summer in Balboa Park in the former Hall of Champions location, released a "fly-through" animation video to give fans a hint of animated things to come.

"At all San Diego Comic Convention events, the health and safety of our stakeholders is our main priority, and because of this, we will continue to implement policies and protocols based on state/local health guidelines and public health recommendations as we prepare for Comic-Con on July 21-24, 2022," the organization stated on its website.

Last year, at Comic-Con's smaller-scale event in November, masks and proof of vaccination were also required.

The beloved event that attracts thousands of people from all over the world to America’s Finest City was canceled in 2020 for the first time in 50 years due to the pandemic. Instead, it held a free virtual event called Comic-Con@Home and last November it hosted a "Comic-Con Special Edition" which was a three-day event over Thanksgiving weekend.

Comic-Con fully returns to the Convention Center on July 21-24. The show is "technically sold out" as many attendees opted to roll their badges from the canceled 2020 event to 2022, the organization said on its website.

To continue to see updated information, visit the Comic-Con website.

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