Warner Bros. and DC step in to save our summer with a world-first virtual con!
Warner Bros. and DC Comics have announced a truly monumental step forward in the field of virtual comic-cons. An unprecedented global event that is bound to excite any DC fan. One you can immerse yourself in from the privacy of your own home.
DC FanDome will be a 24-hour global event that will star the largest gathering of talent announcements and content reveals in the history of DC entertainment. The event is set to take place on August 22, 2020, at 10am PDT and will be available around the world for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com. Moreover, the event will be completely free to all comers.
This spectacular virtual event promises to bring fans closer to their heroes than ever before and will host some new content reveals – big announcements and first looks at the content we know and love. Some of these fan favorites include Aquaman, The Batman, Batwoman, Black Lightning, DC’s Stargirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Shazam!, The Suicide Squad, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, Supergirl, Superman & Lois, Teen Titans GO!, Harley Quinn, Lucifer, Pennyworth, Doom Patrol, The Flash, Black Adam, Young Justice: Outsiders, Titans, Watchmen and Wonder Woman 1984.
All of the content featured during the event will virtually be housed in 6 different, fully programmed areas inside the virtual DC FanDome. “Hall of Heroes” will be the Main Hall which features 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 the “Hall of Heroes,” you can venture into the “DC WatchVerse” where you can join the 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 the cast, creators, and behind-the-scenes crew from across DC Films, TV, Home Entertainment, and Games. You can take center stage in the “DC YouVerse” where you can see the most amazing user-generated content, cosplay and fan art from around the world, including, perhaps, your own.
Worried about entertaining the kids? The “DC KidVerse” has you covered with a broad range of family-friendly activations for the younger generation of DC fans. The “DC InsiderVerse” is a creativity-based world that 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. Lastly, you can spend some time in the “DC FunVerse” where you can take your DC FanDome experience and gather cool shareable and get involved with some fun digital giveaways and a store filled with merchandise, including some limited-edition exclusives.
There’s nothing more important to DC than its fans, and the organizers want to showcase you! In partnership with Talenthouse, DC FanDome today launched a call for your best DC Fan Art & Fandom displays. Submit 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.*
Warner Bros. and DC entertaining are certainly pulling out all the stops to ensure this event is a world first, one that will undoubtedly deliver some big news reveals and limited edition merchandise giveaways. Ann Sarnoff, Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Warner Bros, shared her thoughts on bringing this unprecedented event to life for the fans:
“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.”
Wow. I don’t know about you but I am definitely ready to fully immerse myself in this gluttony of DC awesomeness. DC FanDome truly is a world first, and with the love and attention being paid towards DC fans and cinephiles alike, we should all be glued to our screens when the event kicks off on August 22.
Kudos Warner Bros. you have saved our summer!
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