Following in the footsteps of almost every major convention happening this year, New York Comic-Con 2020 will also be cancelled. Aug 12 2020. ", In discussing New York Comic Con, he stated, "There's no metrics or parameters per se because every city and situation are different. The New York Comic Con 2020 event has been canceled as a result of, you guessed it, the COVID-19 pandemic. This news doesn't come as a surprise to us, unfortunately, but just in case there was any doubt, the 2020 edition of New York Comic Con, scheduled to happen from Thursday, October 8 through Sunday, October 11, has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fans can also join ReedPop's Discord community to continue discussions and join tabletop game nights. The important thing is that we maintain constant communication with the buildings, our exhibitors and our fans. New York Comic Con 2020 has been cancelled. "Looking back, it all feels like a blur, but in the moment, it was definitely a bit of a whirlwind," he said. Register now or sign in . ReedPop canceled its March Emerald City Comic-Con event during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. New York Comic Con Canceled For 2020. It likely comes as no surprise that New York Comic Con 2020’s physical event at … NEW YORK (WCS 880) -- New York Comic Con announced Tuesday it will be canceling the in-person convention at the Jacob K. Javits Center this year and move online amid the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual NYCC will take place between 8 to 11 October, and will be filled with live panels and content from the big studios, publishers and creators. In a long-expected announcement, ReedPop, organizer of New York Comic Con, announced it has canceled the annual in-person 2020 event, which was scheduled to be held October 8-11 at the Javits Convention Center. NYCC 2020 Has Officially Been Canceled ... New York Comic Con's virtual event will be held October 8-11. Fumiko is an avid fan of spreading herself too thin and drowning in too many fandoms. We figured that if ECCC was postponed, it would be one of the first dominoes to fall, and we held out as long as we could. ReedPop has canceled the physical aspect of the annual gathering, which is held traditionally at New York City's Javits Center, and announced that it is partnering with YouTube for a digital event instead. By Jamie Lovett ReedPop will also have the Con join forces with their sister event, MCM Comic Con in London, to present the New York Comic Con’s Metaverse which will have its first event running from 13 to 16 August. Copyright 2020 ComicBook.com. WCBS Newsradio 880. Some of the biggest fan celebrations have sadly been cancelled, while others have moved online From October 8-11, the New York Comic Con YouTube channel will exclusively live stream panels from leading entertainment brands. "The situation in Seattle was moving so rapidly, and we tried our best to make the best possible decisions each day based on the information that was currently in front of us. But we still can’t wait to hang out with you online for New York Comic Con’s Metaverse, Oct 8-11. ReedPop is also creating a virtual marketplace where exhibitors and creators can share items. - August 11, 2020 01:00 pm EDT. Lance Fensterman, president of con producers ReedPOP, announced the news in a statement: It is the right thing to do. Instead, adopting the practices of other huge events like San Diego Comic-Con, E3 and Gamescom Asia, the New York Comic Con will be moving online too. 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By visiting this page, you declare yourself one of us! 2020 has been a difficult year for the entertainment industry, which has been significantly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic continues to impact 2020, as another large-scale event has been canceled. Share. Related: Screen Rant’s New York Comic Con 2020 Guide. Just like the Beholder we have adopted as our mascot, we have both depth and width of geeky topics we cover. SXSW is officially canceled, Emerald City Comic-Con is postponed, and the future of San Diego Comic-Con is up in the air. Just how have Singaporeans been spending their 2020? The stretch of sad (but predictable) convention news continues. New York Comic Con 2020 Canceled, Will Host Virtual Events radio.com | 08-11 NEW YORK (WCS 880) — New York Comic Con announced Tuesday it will be canceling the in-person convention at the Jacob K. Javits Center this year and move online amid the coronavirus pandemic. This is in view of safety guidelines discouraging large gatherings due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. New York Comic Con, a ReedPop convention which in 2019 featured Han Cholo, Hasbro, Super7 and IDW Publishing, announced the following details about its 2020 event:. New York Comic Con 2020 canceled, switches to virtual event. So in the midst of a raging pandemic, the people in charge of NYCC have decided to cancel the event. Now, it has been officially announced that the in-person New York Comic-Con 2020 has been canceled as well. The in-person New York Comic Con (NYCC) has been canceled for 2020, with a virtual convention coming to YouTube October 8-11. New York Comic Con is going the way of this year's San Diego Comic-Con. If we stay committed to that, I'm confident that we'll make the best decisions we can.". An Update on SXSW 2020. ReedPop says more announcements are on the way, and that the event will include premieres, announcements, fan contests, and more. August 11, 2020 08/11/2020 6:23 pm. If you have grown up with a steady diet of all things related to video games, Star Wars, Star Trek, sci-fi, gadgets, toys, Transformers one way or another, this will be your second home. ReedPop, the company behind the con, revealed that they will be setting up an exclusive partnership with YouTube. By David Crow | August 11, 2020 | New York Comic Con 2020 Canceled, Switches to Virtual Event New York. It may be wonderful that we can still access exciting content from the upcoming digital streams, but it is still slightly disappointing to hear such news. ... C2E2, and New York Comic Con — revealed their plans on implementing "enhanced cleaning and sanitization across the show." Posted on 11 August, 2020, 06:12 pm EDT August 11, 2020 by Ian Courtney Contact Me. New York Comic Con is going the way of this year's San Diego Comic-Con. Today, ReedPop – the world’s leading producer of pop culture events – announced that New York Comic Con’s physical event at Javits Center will not take place as intended in 2020, and that they are officially partnering with YouTube on an all-digital event that will bring the excitement, community, and incredible content expected from NYCC directly to fans around the world. Hey NYCC fans, check out a message from our team regarding the status of NYCC 2020: https://t.co/a6CdcoFxFN. She would love to spend all day reading fanfiction at home and crying. It was scheduled to be the last major comic convention of the year. Hulu and FX will also have panels. Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, ReedPop has announced that New York Comic Con will be a digital event this year. By Adam Barnhardt - March 1, 2020 11:02 pm EST. The annual convention typically takes place in Manhattan’s Javits Center. Stay tuned to https://t.co/yFh3MrLaiS and subscribe to https://t.co/6iFws85O7Q for updates. New York Comic Con 2020 is very different to previous years, but it will still lead to a lot of film, TV, and comic book news. New York Comic Con’s physical presence is canceled this year. Today, ReedPop – the world’s leading producer of pop culture events – announced that New York Comic Con’s physical event at Javits Center will not take place as intended in 2020, and that they are officially partnering with YouTube on an all-digital event that will bring the excitement, community, and incredible content expected from NYCC directly to fans around the world. Share Tweet Share G+ Email Pin Print. Today, ReedPop – the world’s leading producer of pop culture events – announced that New York Comic Con’s physical event at Javits Center will not take place as intended in 2020, and that they are officially partnering with YouTube on an all-digital event that will bring the excitement, community, and incredible content expected from NYCC directly to fans around the world. DreamWorks Animation will host a panel on the best of television animation. We're partnering with YouTube to bring to life four days of incredible content. When San Diego had to cancel (the first time in 50 years) they announced on Comic-Con.org on April 17, a full 94 days prior to the first day their con should have opened Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Reedpop has informed Newsarama … By Jon Arvedon Aug 11, 2020. New York Comic Con 2020 Canceled, Will Host Virtual Events Photo credit Erica Brosnan. It will be an online-only event. The annual convention usually takes place in Manhattan’s Javits Center and has been around since 2006. Organizers announced today, however, that “it likely comes as no surprise that NYCC 2020’s physical event at the Javits will not be able to run as intended.” We are a collective bunch of geeks who love to share our passion with the rest of the world. New York Comic-Con 2020 Cancelled Due To Pandemic; Details About The Online Event Revealed! In 2019 last year, the convention saw the highest number of celebrities invited to the event. For many con-goers, the highlight of the New York Comic Con 2020 would have been dressing up, travelling and meeting up with friends. ReedPop announced today that while the physical New York Comic Con has been canceled this year due to COVID-19, they are planning an online Metaverse instead, teaming up with MCM Comic Con in London and YouTube for some all-digital events, one in October … New York Comic Con is canceling its annual event at the Javits Center. 2 min read. Starz is hosting a panel spotlighting American Gods, while CBS All Access is bringing the Star Trek Universe panel. The physical New York Comic Con event, held annually in Manhattan’s Javits Center, is cancelled. August 12, 2020. In addition to the panels streaming live and on-demand via YouTube, ReedPop will also create virtual meet and greets, live Q&As, personalized autographs, videos, and professional workshops. 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To discuss this article and view comments, you must be an ICv2 Pro subscriber. BREAKING: New York Comic Con Officially Cancels Physical Show, Will Go All-Digital for 2020. By Erica Brosnan. 313 0. There will now instead be a virtual convention on YouTube. Reedpop confirmed the news today that NYCC 2020 has been canceled but a digital event will happen. Hopefully, the attendance for this event will do much better than the flop during San Diego Comic-Con virtual event. New York Comic Con has been one of the biggest events in entertainment since 2006. Unfortunately, we will have to continue staying at home in order to keep up with social distancing measures and ensure that everyone remains safe and responsible during these tough times. “Comic-Con International is officially cancelling the 2020 San Diego Comic-Con, marking the first time in 50 years that the show will not go on. 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