Justice Con 2021: April 16-18
Justice Con is a free virtual charity event that made its debut last year as a celebration of Zack Snyder and his (now released) cut of Justice League. The con, organised by The Nerd Queens and WonderMeg, boasted an incredible line-up for their debut as their schedule included virtual chats with lots of the team behind Zack Snyder’s Justice League, including Ray Porter (Darkseid), Fabian Wagner (Cinematographer), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), and the man himself, Zack Snyder. The con shared an exclusive clip from Zack Snyder’s Justice League last year which gave us our first proper look at Henry Cavill’s Superman in his black suit as he meets Alfred.
Whilst the free event was a chance to bring DC and movie fans together during a global pandemic, the organisers also used it as an opportunity to help raise money for the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and encouraged attendees to make a donation on their official page or buy some official con merchandise from which 100% of the proceeds would be donated.
This year is no different and official merch is now available on the con’s Ink To The People store – including badges, passes, hoodies, and t-shirts. There will be a fundraiser link for guests shared over the weekend.
The team behind the con have been teasing another fantastic line up in a series of videos on their YouTube channel, with confirmed guests at this year’s con including Zack & Deborah Snyder, Ray Porter, Ray Fisher, Jay Oliva, Joe Manganiello and Harry J. Lennix.
With Snyder’s cut of Justice League now available on HBO Max, the con will spend its third day (Sunday, 18) focusing on his next film, Army of the Dead, which releases on Netflix May 21. Confirmed panels for the Sunday include chats with actors Dave Bautista and Samantha Win, Julie Berghoff (Production Designer), Dody Dorn (Editor), with more guest to be announced.
Zack Snyder shared the official artwork for this year’s con (designed by WhyNotStuff) over on Vero earlier this week and said “This is gonna be a good time. I can’t wait to see you all there. I’m hopeful Chris Terrio will stop by and we will talk about all things Justice League on Saturday, and then my buddy Dave Bautista on Sunday to Army of the Dead the fuck out of it. “
The con also shines a spotlight on its growing community and there will be panels with a number of cosplayers and also a cosplay competition that attendees can get involved in. The organisers say “with pandemic still very much affecting our lives, our goal is to bring the feel of comic conventions right into people’s homes around the world via live-streamed panels, workshops using live chats for questions from the audience, a cosplay contest and more.”
We will be covering Justice Con this year over on our Twitter and posting daily round-ups here on our website throughout the weekend, but be sure to keep your eyes on the con’s official Twitter page for more updates and guest announcements!