We all knew it was coming, but it’s finally official: New York Comic Con (NYCC) is canceled for 2020.
ReedPop announced today that, while there will be no in-person event at the Javits Center this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will partner with YouTube for a digital version of the event. From October 8-11, the New York Comic Con YouTube channel will exclusively stream panels from Starz, CBS All Access, DreamWorks Animation, Hulu, FX, and more.
Fans will also be able to participate in talent Q&A sessions during panels and host panel watch parties using YouTube’s Community and Live Chat features. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more panels, contests, premieres, and other additions to the schedule of events.
In addition to panels, ReedPop will offer a virtual marketplace where Show Floor and Artist Alley exhibitors can share their newest items.
ReedPop will also utilize its new Metaverse platform for this virtual event, which fans can explore at findthemetaverse.com. This platform is set to host its first online fan event this weekend, from Aug. 13-16.
Fans can visit newyorkcomiccon.com and the NYCC social media pages for the most up-to-date info on this virtual convention.