With the Delta variant causing more COVID-19 cases worldwide, including “breakthrough” infections of vaccinated individuals, Dragon Con has implemented new safety protocols for all attendees. All attendees will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of arriving at the convention to pick up their badges.
Convention co-chair Rachel Reeves stated, “As the number of COVID-related cases continues to climb, it becomes clear that we need to update our health and safety protocols to keep that commitment.”
This latest safety change comes after Dragon Con announced that they would reduce compacity by 50%, requiring everyone to wear a mask, and the Dragon Con Parade would be live-streamed and air on public television. To learn about all the new safety measures, you can read our report on the updates.
The con created Dragon Con Goes Virtual for fans who are not comfortable attending a live convention but would still like to participate. A live-streamed version of the convention with live convention coverage and exclusive pre-recorded content and highlights from past conventions that fans can enjoy from the comfort of their own home in the company of close friends and family. A Dragon Con Goes Virtual subscription is $10. For additional details about Dragon Con Goes Virtual and to purchase your subscription, you can read our article on it.
Dragon Con 2021 – both the live convention and the online alternative – runs from Thursday, Sept. 2 to Monday, Sept. 6.
You can purchase tickets to the in-person and online convention right now on Dragon Con’s website.
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