New York Comic-Con Event Cancelled, Will Stream on YouTube Instead

New York Comic-Con isn’t happening in person this year, but organizer ReedPop is set to hold a virtual event via YouTube from October 8-11

As many have likely expected, the physical New York Comic-Con has officially been canceled today. With most of the world’s in-person conferences shutting down in 2020 due to the coronavirus, it’s no surprise to see NYCC join them. However, it’s not all bad news. The team behind the event is still planning to put something together via a series of YouTube streams. This should give fans an opportunity to get a great look at some of the entertainment world’s hottest properties.

The online New York Comic-Con will take place from October 8-11 on the NYCC YouTube channel. Expect to see streams covering properties like American Gods and Star Trek. Plus, panels from teams at DreamWorks Animation and Hulu. Obviously, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Fans should expect more announcements to drop in the coming weeks.

It will be interesting to see how some of the things Comic-Con is known for are handled in a virtual format. For instance, cosplay is always an incredibly popular part of the show. It would, of course, be a bear to organize, but I wonder if they’ll still hold some kind of showcase for fans who’ve spent the last few months prepping their cosplays.

There is a ton for the team at ReedPop to figure out. The panels and streams will undoubtedly be popular; however, Comic-Con has several things that don’t translate easily to a virtual event. This is not a task I envy.

New York Comic-Con might not be happening this year, but fans can still experience a slice of the event. Organizer ReedPop has YouTube streams scheduled from October 8-11 with plenty more to be announced in the coming weeks.

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