Although we expected it, it doesn’t hurt any less. New York Comic Con, set to be held October 8-11 at the Javits Center in New York City, has cancelled for 2020. However, there is some good news — ReedPop will be partnering with YouTube to bring the fans a virtual convention experience that same weekend.
The official NYCC YouTube channel will be host to a wide variety of panels that have yet to be announced, although ReedPop has name-dropped Starz’s American Gods and CBS All-Access’ Star Trek as ones to look out for when the schedule drops in the coming months.
ReedPop and YouTube have also mentioned they’ll be attempting to create an environment conducive to NYCC in regards to fan-panelist Q&As and are looking into a LiveChat function to replicate this important aspect. Along with that, they’ll be hosting a virtual marketplace for fans to shop with their favorite exhibitors, artists, and comic creators. Details on these will be available soon.
For now, you can check out ReedPop’s upcoming Metaverse virtual event this weekend, August 13-16, where they’ll have exhibitors, artists, and celebs for interactive experiences and virtual merch hunting!