By Caleb Rippee
The 3rd Annual DC FanDome has officially been canceled and it seems as though any future FanDom events will be highly unlikely. However, this may not necessarily be a bad thing and could even mean DC will be back at conventions for the first time since 2019.
The DC FanDome, for those of you who don’t know, is (or was) a virtual event DC began running in 2020 due to the pandemic, causing Comic-con and other in-person events to be canceled. The event utilized a website where fans could watch live streams where new shows, movies, and games would be announced.
Fans were able to see their favorite DC writers, actors, and producers in exclusive interviews about upcoming projects. They could also play fun interactive games on the website and shop for exclusive merch. The event quickly became popular among fans as a way to interact and attend a DC focused convention from the comforts of their own home. On top of all that, it was completely free!
It couldn’t last forever though, as stated on Warner Bros Discovery: “With the return of in person events, Warner Bros. Discovery is excited to be able to engage with our fans live at numerous comic-cons around the world and will not be scheduling DC FanDome for 2022.”
Some more unfortunate news is that several of the projects announced by DC are being postponed or downright scrapped. Projects including: Batgirl, Strange Adventures, The Wonder Twin, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Legends of Tomorrow, Batwoman, and possibly more.
Though the positive side to this, is that there are still some projects that are being salvaged. One such project being The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller, who has been the subject of quite a bit of drama and controversy over the last year or so. DC was planning on canceling the movie due to Miller’s behavior but after a public apology and an agreement to get help for mental health issues, DC seems to be on track to release the movie despite the controversy. For more on Ezra Miller, click here.
DC has confirmed their presence at a few conventions already, although whether or not they will have a panel has yet to be announced.