New York Comic-Con In-Person Event is Officially on for 2021
It's official; ReedPop ReedPop is now in the planning stages for an in-person New York Comic Con event between Oct. 7-10 at Manhattan's Javits Center.
"Certain dealers and companies were asked in recent weeks by ReedPop, the organizer of NYCC, about their interest in doing an in-person event," writes Hollywood Reporter.
The specific details (i.e., panels, attendance capacity, etc.) are still up in the air, but it seems likely that there will be a virtual component of NYCC running in conjunction with the physical convention. The annual con was completely virtual in 2020 due to COVID.
San Diego Comic-Con recently announced a small, in-person event over the Thanksgiving weekend in late November, which would serve as a test run for summer 2022. The decision sparked some backlash from potential attendees, who haven't been able to spend a holiday with their loved ones in over a year due to the COVID-19 health crisis.
"As longtime fans ourselves, we have attended many conventions over that holiday weekend, opting to spend Thanksgiving day with family and the rest of the weekend with friends and our families of choice," Comic-Con International wrote in a statement provided to Hollywood Reporter.
"While this is not unusual in the convention trade, we understand this choice is not optimal for everyone," read the statement, which went on to cast doubt on the event occurring for certain. "Currently we do not know whether having this event in November is even feasible as we are still in the midst of the pandemic."
Read the full Comic-Con International San Diego press release here, or visit comic-con.org/ccifor additional info.