NORWALK, CT, August 26, 2021 – ReedPop, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, today announced its sneak peek of blockbuster in-person programming for New York Comic Con, taking place at the Javits Center in New York City on October 7-10, 2021.
Following the recent expansion of the Javits Center, New York Comic Con will be increasing its footprint at the convention center with new panel stages, including the return of the Empire Stage as NYCC’s signature stage. Programming highlights on the Empire Stage include two panels with the cast and crew from fan-favorite STAR TREK: DISCOVERY on Saturday, October 9th and a special screening of new series STAR TREK: PRODIGY on Sunday, October 10th. NYCC will also see the return of the Comedy Central block panel on Friday, October 8.
Other top caliber panels include:
- ComiXology Originals presents: CONversations with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo
Join celebrated comic book writer Scott Snyder (Batman, American Vampire, Wytches) and legendary comic book artist Greg Capullo (Batman, Dark Nights: Metal, Spawn) as they discuss their first creator-owned creation together from comiXology Originals: We Have Demons as well as their longtime friendship and working relationship in the comic book industry.
Saturday, October 9
- StarTalk Live- Science in Science Fiction
Science comedy and pop culture collide on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s award winning and Emmy-nominated talk show StarTalk. The show is hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. He is joined by celebrity comedian co-hosts, scientists and experts from around the world as well as his celebrity guests to discuss the science within science fiction. StarTalk Radio was the first popular commercial radio program devoted to astronomy, physics and everything else about life in the universe. Now in its 12th season as a radio show and podcast.
Thursday, October 7
- VIZ Media Official Panel
VIZ Panels are back! Come get the latest news on popular manga and anime like MY HERO ACADEMIA, ONE PIECE, YASHAHIME, and many more. Joining us are super-talented voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Cristina Vee and more! Come play games, win prizes, and have a blast!
Saturday, October 9
- The Shows That Changed the Way We Watch TV
Inspired by Rotten Tomatoes’ new book The Ultimate Binge Guide, this panel will look at the most influential – and totally bingeable – series of all time, from Game of Thrones all the way back to The Twilight Zone. Rotten Tomatoes editor-in-chief Joel Meares will sit down with some of the sharpest TV critics in the game and dig into the shows that shaped history, the role technology has played in how serialized stories are told, and which super producers are pushing the form forward today.
Friday, October 8
- GHOST HUNTERS LIVE!
This is the revival of the series that started it all. discovery+ presents the paranormal investigators and stars of mega hit series Ghost Hunters, LIVE! at Comic Con! Join original team leader Jason Hawes and Steve Gonsalves, Dave Tango and Shari DeBenedetti, along with special guests Amy Bruni and Adam Berry on the ultimate panel for the superfans of the paranormal OGs. Those in attendance will have the chance to ask their own burning questions and get a sneak peek of the new season with the team back together. Plus, they’ll receive an EXCLUSIVE giveaway and be among the first to hear an exciting announcement from the team!
Saturday, October 9
- Cosplay Central Crown Championships 2021 – NYCC Qualifier
The EuroCosplay Championships and the Crown Championships of Cosplay have joined forces to create one global competition: The Cosplay Central Crown Championships!
The global final will now be held at MCM London Comic Con in October 2022 and beyond.
NYCC will host a qualifying competition on the Main Stage the night of Saturday, October 9. Competitors will have the ability to choose their own path by selecting between recreating a character design and being judged for accuracy or creating their own design based on a pop culture character and being judged on the design and interpretation.
Craftsmanship is at the heart of the championship. All of the entries will have their costume construction closely inspected by our judges, before they take to the stage and show off their creations with incredible costume presentations or scripted performances inspired by their characters.
At this year’s New York Comic Con, the health and safety of fans is ReedPop’s top priority. As previously stated, ReedPop has implemented new guidelines and policies to help support a safe experience. Every attendee, including fans, exhibitors, artists, guests, crew, and staff, are expected to comply with health and safety requirements. You can read ReedPop’s full Health & Safety information here.
Fans who are unable to attend New York Comic Con in person this year but don’t want to miss the action can purchase digital tickets for the event here. Digital tickets grant fans access to live video panels streamed during the event for most major panel rooms, audio streams for smaller rooms, and VOD access to the recordings for 30 days after the event. Fans will also be granted access to NYCC exclusive merchandise online.
Details on virtual programming as well as more in-person panels will be revealed in the coming weeks.