Today, tickets for the LA Comic Con’s online virtual event, Micro Con – which is presented by Sideshow and boasts all the features of an IRL Con, but in the digital realm of “the world wide web” – are on sale!
What can you expect from the live, four-hour digital event, which will take place on April 17th, 2021, beginning at 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time? Panels, Q&A sessions, virtual booth tours, and even a digital mall that includes an Artist Alley!
Micro Con promises all the features of an IRL Con, and that means panels! All four hours of the event will feature a “Main Stage” with eight different panels planned.
The digital Meet & Greet Alley will offer the opportunity for one on one digital meetings.
The event’s sponsor, Sideshow, promises to truly replicate the con floor experience with two separate virtual booth tours.
And the SuperFan Mall, an online space created by video game designers to replicate the adventure of wandering the aisles of a Comic Con (here at The Beat, we’re especially missing this experience, so stay tuned for more details on the SuperFan Mall situation).
Tickets will include both a General and VIP Admission level, with the VIP Admission granting the opportunity to take part in a live Q&A session and take a picture to commemorate your participation.
General Admission tickets for the online event will cost $15, with the VIP Admission option priced at $35. In addition, there will also be digital meet and greets, which will range from $50 to $100.
Last summer, LACC had hoped that an event in December would be possible.
However, the in-person event was subsequently delayed until September 2021.
But while the realities of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may mean that we still can’t convene in person, Micro Con looks to be one of the most innovative attempts yet to replicate the experience of a convention (even if you can’t leave you still can’t leave the house).
If you’d like to know all the details about Micro Con, you can read the official press release below.
Will you be heading online and taking part in Micro Con? As always, The Beat would like to hear from you! Let us know, either in the comment section or on social media @comicsbeat.
L.A. Comic Con Introduces Micro Con — Including the same Features of an In-Real-Life (IRL) Con in a 4-hour, Action-Packed Event — April 17, 2021 presented by Sideshow!
Tickets on Sale NOW!
The four-hour digital event will feature live panels, exclusive content, fan/celebrity Meet & Greets and the launch of the SuperFan Mall, an interactive virtual shopping experience. Presenter Sideshow to include exclusive booth tours and offers.
Los Angeles, March 19, 2021 — Los Angeles Comic Con, L.A.’s largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi and pop culture, is excited to announce the launch of its first virtual Con event, Micro Con, on April 17th, 2021. The immersive half-day digital event, which is presented by Sideshow, will feature exclusive content for fans from their favorite casts, creators and artists. Attendees will feel right at home with live panels and Q&As through digital feeds as they get to hang out with their favorite casts and creators in this jam-packed event. The Con floor experience will be felt throughout, including two custom booth tours by Sideshow featuring collectibles from fan-favorite properties like Star Wars, Marvel and DC. Fans can also be the first to shop the launch of the digital Con shopping experience, SuperFan Mall, designed by game developers to virtually replicate the fun and discovery of shopping the aisles within an IRL Comic Con. The immersive experience will feature over 100 exhibitors and artists, including some from Cons around the US.
“This has been a difficult year for all of us, personally and professionally. We’ve watched our entire industry shut down and we’re just now beginning to see hope for recovery. Our team at L.A. Comic Con brainstormed how we could unite the Con community while we await the return of in-person events. Micro Con is our answer, bringing together the best of the Comic Con experience through a virtual format, employing new innovative approaches in order to involve the global Con audience into our events. We are very excited about the launch of the Superfan Mall to give our exhibitors the opportunity to put their great work on display.”
In addition to having traditional “Main Stage” guests and live panels, fans can hang out with their favorite casts, V.O. artists and creators through digital meet-and-greets sponsored by new partner Peeq, that can be saved and stored by them forever. VIP attendees will even be granted the opportunity to nerd out with their favorite LIVE Q&A panel and take a keepsake photo to share their participation with the world.
L.A. Comic Con is also using this first Micro Con to bring together the organizers, leaders and fans of independent Cons and fan events from all over North America to establish a virtual Independent Con Network (ICN), including AnimeNEXT (https://animenext.org/) based in Atlantic City, NJ, IkkiCON (http://ikkicon.com/) based in Austin, TX & El Paso Comic Con (http://elpasocomiccon.com/) based in El Paso, TX, as the first three of many Cons to join. With the massive industry shutdown hitting its one-year mark and in-person events not slated until Q3 or Q4 of this year, With the massive industry shutdown hitting its one-year mark and in-person events not slated until Q3 or Q4 of this year, L.A. Comic Con is forming the ICN to help steward mutual support and promotion among each other’s events, to give Con fans more access to more fun content. L.A. Comic Con organizers realized that most fan conventions are very localized – so not competing with one another – but through streaming and digital access, fans everywhere can now enjoy local content they never could before except through travelling. There are no fees to join the ICN, and all “host” events will share revenue generated by each other’s local fans, through technology provided by L.A. Comic Con partners Tixr, and InCrowd Studios.
Micro Con will take place on April 17, 2021 from 11:00am – 3:00pm PST. Tickets are available today on comicconla.com for just $15 for General Admission and $35 for VIP Admission. Digital Meet & Greets will range from $50 to $100.
TIXR is a leading ticketing technology company and exclusive partner with some of the largest, at-scale Live and Virtual Events and venues, monetizing through event ticketing, merchandise, food & beverage, hospitality, and subscription club programs, for passionate fans around the world. The TIXR platform transacts globally and is the exclusive ticketing and monetization platform for some of the best-known music venues, destination hospitality festivals, nightlife mega-clubs, pop culture “cons”, attractions and many other event verticals. TIXR provides white glove service as the end-to-end partner for industry leading organizations such as: CID Presents, TheWynn (Las Vegas), L.A. Comic Con, Symbiosis Gathering and many more. Click for more info on TIXR (Live IRL Events) and TIXR Play (Livestream & Video)
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For the last 27 years, Sideshow’s artists have created high-end pop culture statues and figures, including fully licensed collectibles inspired by the worlds of Marvel, Disney, DC, Warner Bros., andLucasfilm, among others.
Sideshow.com has also become fandom’s premiere destination for the finest quality collectibles in the world, with multiple international brand partners including: Hot Toys, PCS, Iron Studios,Tweeterhead, Threezero, Kotobukiya, Prime 1 Studio, ACME Archives, Medicom Toy, Bandai, Insight Editions, Mondo, Enesco, Loungefly, Quantum Mechanix, Square Enix, New Zealand Mint,The Wand Company, Alex Ross Art, and many, many more!
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