New York Comic Con has been one of the biggest events in entertainment since 2006. San Diego Comic-Con might be the biggest event, but NYCC is a close second. So in the midst of a raging pandemic, the people in charge of NYCC have decided to cancel the event. But don’t fret. The event is partnering with MCM Comic Con in London. What does that mean? It means that they’re going to have a joint-effort, digital event during the same weekend that NYCC was planned. October 8th through the 11th, you’ll be able to watch some of the excellent content planned for the Comic-Con on Youtube.
The new partnership between the two conventions is called New York Comic Con’s Metaverse. You can find the link here, and some content from other conventions in their network. Instead of the normal panels and Q&A sessions, you’re going to have to do it online. They’re going to try to make some of the panels with content creators live, which is a change from the format that SDCC used earlier in July. You’ll be able to find all the information you need on panels, exhibitors, and anything else at the link above.
While it’s sad that the in-person event is cancelled, it’s a necessary precaution. The pandemic hasn’t slowed much in the United States, so having an event with tons of people packed in a convention center wouldn’t be good for anyone. To make the best of a bad situation, we’re getting the next best thing. You can still have a convention experience that’s broadcast to your living room or desk. If San Diego Comic-Con@Home was any indication, the panels will still be fun and informative about your favorite nerd and entertainment properties.