New York Comic Con will follow the example set by San Diego Comic-Con International and go completely virtual for the 2020 edition of the annual pop culture convention.
Jacob K. Originally in Manhattan. To be held in October at the Javits Convention Center, New York Comic Con will now feature a series of live and pre-recorded panel events on the conference’s YouTube channel. Virtual New York Comic Con will begin October 8 and run until October 11.
New York Comic Con parent company Readpop announced the virtual event on August 11, and indicated that YouTube’s live chat feature would be used to recreate general audience question-and-answer sessions that are part of the conference’s panel . The online version of San Diego Comic-Con only had prerecorded panels, which use virtual New York Comic Con extensively as a live, online conference.
The decision to go virtual with New York Comic Con makes the conference the latest example of a large, annual fan event that goes online when large gatherings in the US become increasingly dangerous due to the coronovirus epidemic. After an initial crisis that made New York the nation’s center of attraction for the virus, the state has now become one of the few states that can get a handle on the spread of COVID-19.
“We’re completely disappointed that we can’t gather together, a person we love to build for New York Comic Con and our fans love to have,” a statement by ReadPop President Lance Fensterman Announced the decision to move Variety. New York Comic Con Online. “We look forward to a full year like you did this weekend, and with this being our 15th edition, we were especially excited. I will remember the artist walking street-to-street and seeing friends, which I then From the time we were in the basement of the Javits Center. “
Already being confirmed at the network and studios that will be attending the virtual New York Comic Con this year are Hulu, Starz, FX, DreamWorks Animation and CBS All Access. Panel for the Star Trek franchise and American god The series has already been announced. Readpop also indicated that some additional elements of the live event would shift in some way to a virtual environment, including a meat-and-greeting session and a Creator Workshop.