Forget long queues and crowded panels – virtual cons are the way forward now, and Warner Bros has jumped on the trend with DC FanDome, a mega online event for fans of the DC superhero verse. From announcements about the games, shows and films to panels with well-known guests from across the DC Universe, there’s
Forget long queues and crowded panels – virtual cons are the way forward now, and Warner Bros has jumped on the trend with DC FanDome, a mega online event for fans of the DC superhero verse.
From announcements about the games, shows and films to panels with well-known guests from across the DC Universe, there’s plenty to get excited about for this event. If you’re thinking of heading along yourself, here’s everything you need to know.
If this type of event sounds up your street, you should also take a look at how to attend the BFI London Film Festival 2020.
When is DC FanDome happening?
DC FanDome will be a 24 hour event, taking place on 22 August 2020, starting at 10AM PT (6PM BST). It will be streamed worldwide and in a number of languages, including Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
— DC (@DCComics)
June 16, 2020
You can also watch the official trailer for the event below, which features teasers for The Batman and Black Adam, and shows off how the event will be hosted:
How to attend DC FanDome
You’ll be pleased to hear that DC FanDome is completely free, and accessible to anyone from around the world.
All you need to do is visit DCFanDome.com to explore the virtual con floor. The site is divided into five sections:
- DC WatchVerse – This is DC’s answer to Hall H at Comic Con. Here you’ll find panels from the cast, crew and creators from DC television, film, games and home entertainment. There will also be some exclusive screenings (we speculate one what these will be below)
- DC YouVerse – This is the section dedicated to all the cosplayers and fans, where people can submit their own works and tune into competitions on the day
- DC KidsVerse – For anyone who needs to keep the children entertained, there’s an entire site dedicated to family-friendly content
- DC InsiderVerse – This section features a 101 introduction and behind-the-scenes footage of the multiverse of DC with artist and DC CCO/Publisher Jim Lee, President of DC-Based Film Production Walter Hamada, and creator of the DC TV Arrowverse, Executive Producer Greg Berlanti
- DC FunVerse – Here you’ll be able to check out digital comics, buy merchandise, enter giveaways and more
DC FanDome guests, panels and announcements
The full schedule for the online convention has now been revealed, and you can view it on the DC Fandome website. You’ll need to sign up for an account first, but once you have you can add events to your calendar to get notified when they go live.
If going through the full list sounds like a lot of work, then here’s some of the highlights to check out:
Wonder Woman 1984 panel – Saturday 22 August at 6pm BST
Featuring Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Pedro Pascal and director Patty Jenkins, the Wonder Woman 1984 panel will feature questions from fans, discussions about art and cosplay and of course have a sneak peek at the upcoming movie.
Warner Bros. Games Montreal Announcement – Saturday 22 August at 6:30pm BST
A big new DC game announcement is coming – we suspect this will be Batman: Gotham Knights.
Introducing Flash panel – Saturday 22 August at 7:45pm BST
The Flash feature film is on the way, and you can learn all about it with this panel with guests including the filmmakers Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, star Ezra Miller and screenwriter Christina Hodson.
The Suicide Squad panel – Saturday 22 August at 8pm BST
Time to find out more on James Gunn’s take on Suicide Squad. Gunn will be joined by stars of the movie, including Margot Robbie, Idris Elba, John Cena and Peter Capaldi.
The Snyder Cut of Justice League panel – Saturday 22 August at 10:45pm BST
Zack Snyder will be talking about the new cut of Justice League coming to HBO Max, and will be joined by a couple of surprise guests.
SHAZAM! panel – Sunday 23 August at 12:35am BST
Zachary Levi will be joined by fellow SHAZAM! cast members Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer to discuss more about the upcoming sequel.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – Sunday 23 August at 1:10am BST
Will Arnett will host this game reveal event, from the studio that created the Batman: Arkham franchise. You can read more about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League here.
The Batman panel – Sunday 23 August at 1:30am BST
Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves will join Aisha Tyler to discuss what’s in store for the upcoming Batman film. Matt Reeves has also shared the logo and some artwork ahead of the panel.
Excited to share the very first look at our official #TheBatman logo, and some very cool additional #DCFanDome artwork by the amazing @jimlee — see more of #TheBatman at the #DCFanDome global event in the Hall of Heroes this Saturday, 8/22! #TheBatman #DCFanDome #ForTheFans pic.twitter.com/ApfngNbyor
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA)
August 20, 2020
There’s also a number of other guests that were revealed to appear at the event. Notable ones include Darren Criss, Adam Brody, Alan Tudyk, Daniel Dae Kim, Val Kilmer, Jason Isaacs, Kaley Cuoco, Paloma Faith, Neil Gaiman, Nathan Fillion, Michael Sheen, Mark Strong, Viola Davis, and Sean Gunn.
Other events to get involved in
Leading up to the event, you can submit your own DC-inspired cosplay, makeup, tattoos and other designs on the DC FanDome creator website for a chance to be featured in the DC YouVerse section on 22 August. Selected artists on the day of the event will be voted on by the community in two competitions. The winners will receive part of a cash prize pool courtesy of DC and Talenthouse.
Blerd & Boujee House will also feature in DC FanDome, a celebration of black nerd culture with conversations, guests and a party-like atmosphere. The first ever event took place at SDCC 2019, and this year hopes to be even better.
Finally, fans can get the latest scoop about the event over on the Daily Star, the official blog for DC FanDome.