Sources at GWW have received information and documentation that DC is planning to host a free, multimedia virtual fan experience on August 22, currently titled “DC FanDome“. It is planned to only be accessible for a 24 hour period, starting at 10 am PDT, and will be a global event that promises new announcements from WB Games, Film, TV and their DC Comic Book branch. Current titles expected to be present at the event, including virtual appearances from the casts and creators, are feature films The Batman, Black Adam, The Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman 1984, as well as TV shows such as Titans, Doom Patrol and Stargirl.
The event promises to offer highly anticipated announcements and exclusive footage, as well as themed worlds to cater to fans of the movies, TV shows, video games, and of course the comics. Special presentations will be optional to the user, and it’s being described as a “virtual con” where fans will also be able to participate in events that have been localized for their specific region.
One has to wonder whether this news means that DC will be skipping an appearance at the recently announced virtual SDCC this year, as any big announcements could just be saved for the FanDome event just the following month. This could also be a big move that other companies follow on the heels of, as SDCC has seen more and more big studios drop out as of late. Disney already has their own D23 convention, perhaps this will signal more studio-sponsored fan cons in the future.
This isn’t the first time that DC has presented a big event for fans, their big gamble into streaming “DC Universe” was released in 2018 as a one-stop shop for fans of the comics giant, although progress on that front seems to be winding down recently.