San Diego Comic-Con has sadly, but not unexpectedly, had to cancel for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Lets take a look back at Netflix’s iconic moments at SDCC.
Commonly known as SDCC, San Diego Comic-Con has been running for 50 years, and for the first time in its history, organizers have had to cancel this iconic event. Fans from all sorts of fandoms flock to San Diego each year to enjoy the best there is in TV, gaming, movies, comic books, and all other kinds of pop culture.
Netflix has been lucky to be a part of SDCC, and here are some highlights of the best moments.
2019: Mark Hamil does his Dark Crystal voice
In 2019 Netflix brought its two most anticipated show of the year to SDCC. The Witcher and Dark Crystal prequel Age of Resistance both held panels in Hall H. Fans were very excited to get the first look at the trailer for The Witcher as well as the teaser for Age of Resistance. Both of these series are fantasy based and have gone on to do very well on the streaming platform.
2018: The Stranger Things bus
In 2018 Netflix set up a Stranger Things bus stop to welcome attendees. Part of it was set up like the Byers family living room, complete with Christmas lights, and the other side replicates the 80s arcade from season 2. A cool feature that isn’t obvious is that the arcade game is actually an ATM.
This tweet shows us a great photo of the bus stop.
2017: The Netflix Experience
It 2017, Netflix was declared the secret, unofficial winner of SDCC. Netflix brought its A game with three panels in Hall H, an interactive booth space, and the Netflix Experience, which was held offsite at the Hilton Gaslamp. This was the year of Bright, Death Note, Marvel’s The Defenders, and Stranger Things 2.
Here is a video of the Netflix Experience.
In 2016 Netflix brought us Marvel’s Luke Cage teaser to SDCC. This was when showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker coined the phrase “Wu-Tangification” to describe what Luke Cage does for the Marvel Universe. The character Cage was introduced in the Jessica Jones series.
Marvel’s Luke Cage SDCC action-packed teaser.
Netflix has been very active at San Diego Comic-Con for many years, and it is sad to know we won’t get to enjoy it for 2020. But, don’t let it get you down. The event will return to the San Diego Convention Center from July 22-25, 2021.