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.

The first DC FanDome event took place on 22 August 2020, and included announcements and trailers for Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, the Justice League Snyder Cut and more.

Now the event is coming back this Autumn - here's everything we know so far. We also have a similar event for Netflix's Geeked Week

When is DC FanDome happening?

DC FanDome will be returning on 16 October 2021, so there's quite a wait ahead. The Twitter announcement was quite brief, and did not specify whether there would also be an additional live event alongside the virtual one. 

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How to attend DC FanDome

If the event is anything like last year, then DC FanDome should be completely free, and accessible to anyone from around the world.

Previously all you had to do was to explore the virtual con floor and register for a free account with your email address. Here's what the experience looked like last year:

DC FanDome

What's in store for DC FanDome this year?

So far, the information we have about the show is extremely brief. However, we can make some educated guesses about what we'll see based on the upcoming releases from DC. 

Firstly, there's The Batman, which is due to release on 4 March 2022. There should be some trailers or footage for this dark superhero flick starring Robert Pattinson, especially considering that the first trailer dropped at the last DC FanDome. 

Then, there's Black Adam. Starring Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, this film is also due to release in 2022, and so far hasn't released any trailers. Finally, there's both The Flash and Aquaman 2 - though both of these are in the early development stages, so we don't know how much we'll see. 

One thing we also don't know is whether there will be a live component to this event. The Twitter post still labelled this as virtual, but by the time it takes place a lot of the US population should have been vaccinated. We'll likely learn more about what's happening at the DC FanDome event in the coming months.