2020 is the year of virtual conventions! On Friday, August 14, 2020, The Topps Company announced its first virtual convention named DigiCon 2020. The latest virtual convention is set to start Thursday, August 27, and end on Sunday, August 30, on the DigiCast Twitch channel. Fans can enjoy days full of Q&A sessions, watch parties of The Mandalorian, X-Men, The Little Mermaid, and sneak-peeks with special announcements and panels.
Tobin Lent, Vice President & Global General Manager of Digital at The Topps Company, said:
“Collector conventions are traditionally a great way for us to interact directly with our fans. But the impossibility of meeting in-person this year created an opportunity for our portfolio of apps to shine, and for us to engage digitally with our fans in this unique way for the first time, All Topps Digital Apps are featured in this unique, in-home experience and accessible to everyone globally. We can’t wait to bridge the distance between fan and creator with digital collectibles that replicate the exciting experience of visiting show-floor booths.”
That’s not it, though. Fans can have the opportunity to have questions they submit answered by stars WWE’s Drew Mcintyre and Alexis Bliss as well as Creative Director for MARVEL, Brian Crosby. Fans can get a sneak-peek into the ideas and thought processes of some incredibly talented creators in entertainment and sports. Several artists and creators are being scheduled to participate in the event. The four-day event will start Thursday, August 27, and last through Sunday, August 30, and will be 11:30 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET every day of the event. You can check out the full schedule is listed below!
Thursday, August 27:
- Headlining content from Star Wars: Card Trader with The Mandalorian Watch Party Episodes 1 & 2.
- Supporting featured content from Topps Football Card Trader.
Friday, August 28:
- Headlining content from Topp, including a special comic-inspired release and artist interview, and an update on new collectibles coming in the Garbage Pail Kids Series 2 release.
- The premiere of Topps SLAM “Sit-down” with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Superstar Alexa Bliss
- Headlining content from Star Wars: Card Trader with The Mandalorian Watch Party Episodes 3 & 4.
- Supporting featured content from Disney Collect! With the release of the John Ratzenberger Collection.
Saturday, August 29:
- Headlining content from MARVEL with an X-Men Watch Party
- Supporting featured content from Topps NHL SKATE featuring digital collectibles.
Sunday, August 30:
- Headlining content from Disney Collect! Including The Little Mermaid Watch Party and the release of Topps Classic – Series 3.
- Supporting featured content featuring The Walking Dead Community Fair and The Walking Dead Action Figures.
With all the exciting guests and events scheduled, DigiCon 2020 is sure to be fun for fans of all ages! Be sure to head over to Topps DigiCast Twitch channel and follow for alerts when DigiCon 2020 goes live and follow Topps on their Twitter and Instagram for all the new updates use the hashtag #DigiCon2020!