When the pandemic struck, it put an end to in-person gatherings at some of the biggest fan conventions across the nation. Both San Diego Comic-Con and New York Comic-Con went virtual in 2020. But now both may be back for in-person events this fall.
SDCC recently confirmed plans to host an in-person convention during the Thanksgiving holiday. Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, New York may host their own in-person event the month before.
Dealers and companies have reportedly been approached in recent weeks by ReedPop, the . organizer of NYCC, about their interest in participating in an in-person event. THR says NYCC is working on an in-person event with a virtual element for Oct. 7-10 at the Javits Center.
NYCC itself has yet to confirm these plans. But with vaccines rolling out and COVID restrictions lifting, people are turning back to gathering in person again. And many fans miss the con experience.
Perhaps the October weekend will work better for people complaining about SDCC’s plan to move the convention to a holiday weekend.
We also don’t know what the combination in-person/virtual event might look like. For instance, will the virtual part be free to all? Or will fans still have to pay for tickets to watch panels online? For now, we’ll have to wait for NYCC to make a more official announcement of their plans.
So, what do you think about a potential in-person New York Comic-Con this October? Do you prefer that to San Diego’s Thanksgiving plan? Did 2020 get you hooked on free virtual cons, and now you don’t want to drop the money on a ticket? Let us know in the comments.
Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter