Though DC Comics may have fallen a bit behind its chief competitor in recent years, it still has a sizeable legion of superfans. Due to COVID-19, DC conventions are obviously thin on the ground, but luckily, for those superfans, DC FanDome and its companion, DC Kids FanDome, are global, virtual events dedicated to those fans. And they’re happening soon. But what will be featured? And when should fans tune in?
It’s important to know that DC FanDome was originally supposed to be a one-day event, but organizers later expanded it to two after fans complained that the initial schedule included too many simultaneous events, necessitating too many tough choices. As a result, it’s been expanded to two days, one with an expansive video block and the other with over 100 hours of programming being made available to browse and watch for a day.
First up will be DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes, which launches tomorrow, August 22, at 1 p.m. ET. The eight-hour program takes place in a world designed by DC chief content officer Jim Lee. It will air three times over the course of the day and include panels about highly anticipated films like The Batman and Black Adam (with Dwyane Johnson) as well as DC video game titles.
On September 12 will be an even bigger day as DC FanDome: Explore the Multiverse launches at 1 p.m. ET. Explore the Multiverse will make over 100 hours of content available on-demand for 24 hours inside virtual “domes” with names like WatchVerse, KidsVerse, YouVerse, FunVerse, and InsiderVerse. Fans can choose their own adventure on this day, following their own schedule to see the content they’re most interested in.
The Kids FanDome was also moved to September 12. It will have a variety of family-friendly programming and activations including games, videos, and comics.
As you probably guessed, DCFanDome.com and DCKidsFanDome.com are the respective online homes for each event. They won’t be the same as a real comic book convention, but after six months in quarantine, who are we to complain?