The Wonder Festival Project Office announced that it will hold Wonder Festival 2021 Autumn Online on Saturday, October 9, 2021. The online version of the canceled physical event will take place on a platform that features a paid ticket to allow early orders of figures showcased at the event. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
The organizer originally planned in July 2021 to hold Wonder Festival 2021 [Autumn] physically on September 20, 2021. However, it later announced the cancellation of the physical event due to Japan’s COVID-19 state of emergency. The online version will take place on a web platform that can emulate orders of figures made in the physical event.
The office will set up a Wonder Festival portal site on Eventos, a Japanese web platform supporting paid tickets to access specific segments. It plans to sell public entry tickets at 1,000 yen. Purchasing a ticket will allow the buyer to place orders on figures displayed at the event first-hand before anywhere else. However, the event’s document also indicated that the organizer will restrict sales of the figures in the event to Japan only.
While Wonder Festival had to make the online shift in Japan due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organizer still managed to hold the event physically in China. Wonder Festival 2021 [Shanghai], held in June 2021, featured many new figures, including a fanmade garage kit of Keqing from Genshin Impact. The office is also planning another Chinese event in Beijing in November 2021.
Wonder Festival 2021 [Autumn] Online will take place on October 9, 2021 from 10am to 5pm JST.