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Comic-Con slammed for scheduling Thanksgiving weekend event

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Bam! Zing! Talk about a turkey of an idea!

Comic-Con is getting hit on all sides for its move to host a convention this year during Thanksgiving weekend.

The trade show for fans of everything from Spider-Man to Star Wars — which has not held a live convention in more than a year because of the coronavirus — announced Saturday that it will host ‘Comic-Con Special Edition’ at the San Diego Convention Center from Nov. 26 to Nov. 28, the three days following Thanksgiving.

“A Thanksgiving #ComicCon?,” tweeted one comic head, @TheFirstEcho. “Am I supposed to wait in line for Hall H while eating leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce?”

Comic-Con blamed its decision to the “acute impact” that lost revenues have had on the organization. During the pandemic, it has hosted virtual events that bring in far less money.

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“Hopefully this event will short up our financial reserves and mark a slow return to larger in-person gatherings in 2022,” said the organization’s spokesperson, David Glanzer in a statement on Saturday.

Glanzer did not immediately respond to a query from The Post.


“If #SDCC is actually back this Thanksgiving, we will not be attending. #Priorities,” the Boba Fett Fan Club responded.

Wrote another angry attendee, “So they scheduled #SDCC on the same weekend as the first chance most families will (hopefully) be fully able to celebrate Thanksgiving in two years. See you in 2022!” wrote Charles Soule, author of “Light of the Jedi” and Daredevil comics. 

Later in the weekend, Comic-Con updated its statement with a defense of the decision, blaming a “very packed Convention Center calendar.”

“Of the dates presented with the fewest restrictions, Friday through Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend seemed to be the best balance of available space and our envisioned event,” according to the statement. “We understand this choice is not optimal for everyone.”

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Comic-Con added that the event won’t be full-capacity like previous years, calling it an “attempt to start slowly and cautiously while at the same time addressing the desire from fans to have an in-person show.”



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