One casualty in the entertainment industry due to the coronavirus pandemic is the cancelation of film festivals, music festivals, and conventions all across the United States.
When the San Diego Comic Com announced its cancelation, it really hit home that this year would see almost nothing for fans of movies and geek culture.
However, there are some alternatives popping up now thanks to the internet and some savvy promoters. On top of Wizard World holding lots of virtual panels, now a new convention in Houston is hitting the internet.
The event takes place on May 2 and May 3 and the best news is that it is FREE.
“Our hope is to spread positivity and provide distraction during this troubled time,” said founder Dirk Strangely.
The event will be an all-in-one platform where fans can interact with artists, celebs, and vendors and also make purchases just like if you went to the convention in person.
There will be two multicast panels. One is with stars from Deadwood including Peter Jason, Larry Cedar, and Pasha D. Lychnikoff. The second is with horror icons, including Kane Hodder (Jason), Tiffany Shepsis (Tromeo & Juliet) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp).
A full list of guests can be found on the events website.