New York City, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 06: A cosplayer poses as Batman during New York Comic Con 2019 on October 06, 2019 in New York City City.
Get your capes and energy belts, New york city Comic Con will be hosted personally this year.
On Thursday, ReedPop, the company behind the yearly convention, said it would host the occasion Oct. 7-10 at the Javits Center in New York City at reduced capacity.
“Today, we see a path forward for safe, remarkable events that are going to look a bit various than typical, so that’s where we’re heading,” said Kristina Rogers, the U.S. comic portfolio director for ReedPop, in a statement.
“Bear in mind what we communicate is subject to change as state and local standards are changed,” she included.
As part of Thursday’s announcement, Rogers stated that Florida Supercon would occur in September and Emerald City Comic Con and C2E2 would be held in December.
All of these programs, consisting of New York Comic Con, will have restricted capacity to make sure physical distancing even in the biggest convention centers. ReedPop is dealing with each location to figure out how many people will be enabled into the convention.
In 2019, more than 200,000 tickets were cost New York Comic Con, which generally happens throughout four days and provides fans panels, meet-and-greet events and a chance to score limited-edition merchandise.
In previous years, the in-person convention has brought more than $100 million to New york city, as guests spend for hotel rooms, take public transportation and dine at dining establishments all around New York City. In 2015, ReedPop moved New york city Comic Con online and held virtual panels on YouTube.
There will be mask requirements for those who have the ability to go to along with temperature screenings upon entry.
The business will have increased sanitization and cleaning during each occasion and has embraced a policy that would prevent handshakes, high-fives and hugs. Air high-fives and elbow bumps will be motivated.
“You’re most likely questioning what the heck a photo op might look like and how panel seating will work,” Rogers stated. “We’ll be sharing more information in the months leading up to our programs, and we are dedicated to being as transparent as possible.”