The slew of conventions going virtual to avoid the spread of COVID-19 continues with New York Comic-Con. Typically held in fall, it was previously unclear whether the con would go ahead or not depending on how things were looking in regards to the pandemic, but convention organizer ReedPop has officially announced that the event is going virtual.
At this point, the move was pretty much a no-brainer, especially considering the fact that NYCC is held in one of the country’s virus hot spots. The virtual New York Comic-Con will keep the same dates of October 8-11, with all the live streams and premieres associated with the convention now moving over to YouTube.
Unlike some of the other virtual cons that have been held so far, the panels and premieres will be live rather than pre-recorded. There will also be other ways for fans to engage virtually, such as online meet and greets, workshops, and more. Stay tuned for more on the announcements and panels on the way, including those that pertain to the event’s anime presence.