WarnerMedia. and DC Entertainment will launch DC FanDome today, a virtual event featuring hours of panels, reveals, announcements, and more. It's like a virtual comic convention dedication entirely to DC Entertainment brands, following the example set by San Deigo Comic-Con earlier this year. DC FanDome was announced as a 24-hour, standalone event with a variety of virtual worlds for fans to explore. DC then made a last-minute decision to split the event into two days and alter the schedule, making today's "Hall of Heroes event an eight-hour affair focused mostly on movies and video games. The remainder of the planned events will debut on the second DC FanDome date, September 12th, and can be viewed on-demand.
Today's content won't be on-demand, but instead will run three consecutive times, in eight-hour blocks. The repetition is to give people who missed something, or audiences in different time zones, an opportunity to get on board. The downside? Some of today's content will apparently not be archived and made available later so, like a Comic Con panel, audiences are going to be rewarded for "being there."
Hall of Heroes begins this afternoon at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT, and repeats three times. Barring a change of plans, FanDome's first day will end and the panels will no longer be accessible as of the same time tomorrow.
The best way to access is by going to dcfandome.com on a desktop, tablet, or mobile device. If it's anything like Comic-Con @ Home, it seems likely most of the videos will be redirected from YouTube or another video player, so you may be able to keep an eye on it by visiting the social media accounts either for DC or for your favorite property. It's likely that at least the sooner and more well-promoted projects like Wonder Woman 1984 and Zack Snyder's Justice League will have some of their content available on YouTube and Twitter.
DC FanDome offers closed captioning in English as well as global translations in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese.
DC FanDome: Hall of Heroes will give fans insights into films that are in development, from the ones that are essentially finished to movies like The Flash and Black Adam, which will be debuting their first official looks at the event. There will also be video game first looks, a number of planned announcements, a mystery DC Comics panel (possibly to give details on Endless Winter), and a panel for The CW's The Flash.