ReedPop has announced that New York Comic Con's physical event has been canceled. They will, however, partnering with YouTube on an all-digital event that will bring the excitement, community, and incredible content expected from NYCC directly to fans around the world.
"We are thoroughly disappointed that we can't gather together, in-person for the New York Comic Con we love to build and our fans love to revel in. We look forward to this weekend all year long, just like you, and with this being our 15th edition, we were particularly excited. I will miss walking up and down artist alley and seeing friends that I've made since we were in the basement at the Javits Center," said Lance Fensterman, President of ReedPop. "While this year will definitely be a different experience, we are going to look to bring the best and most engaging event to our fans, exhibitors, and studios through our partnership with YouTube."
From October 8-11, the New York Comic Con YouTube channel will exclusively live stream panels from leading entertainment brands. Starz will bring the epic American Gods, CBS All Access will feature the legendary Star Trek Universe, DreamWorks Animation will showcase the best of television animation, and Hulu & FX will add to the slate of exciting programming for fans worldwide. More news will be made in the coming weeks about content including premieres, announcements, fan contests, and more.
Fans will also be able to participate in talent Q&A's during panels, turn every panel into a watch party, and geek out with other fans using YouTube's Community and Live Chat features.
Leading up to New York Comic Con's Metaverse in October, ReedPop will be hosting Metaverse August from August 13-16 and give fans the ability to assemble together for one-of-a-kind virtual experiences with celebrities and creators, discover new releases, explore a marketplace, and access exclusive merchandise.
For more information and a full list of New York Comic Con content, go to NewYorkComicCon.com and NYCC's social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).