New York Comic-Con 2021 is set to return with an in-person convention in October. Twitter
, publisher Aaron Couch posted an update of THR Report
about San Diego Comic-Con’s “tough battle” to secure talent for its in-person show in November to reveal news that New York Comic-Con is also planning an in-person convention this year, 7-10 October 2021 He added that “a virtual element” is also planned in conjunction with the event.
This development follows San Diego Comic-Con reveals revised plans
to host an in-person show over Thanksgiving weekend, November 26-28, 2021, at the San Diego Convention Center. The company made reference to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in its announcement, saying it hoped that, by the fall, “conditions will allow for larger public gatherings.” While details of New York Comic-Con have yet to be officially confirmed. , the October dates provided put it more than a month ahead of San Diego Comic-Con, which was previously considered the first in-person convention produced by the organization since Comic-Con 2019, and the first since the start. of the COVID -19 pandemic.
According to THR, however, the San Diego Comic-Con announcement was not well received, with several studio, publishing and commercial insiders indicating “a pushback is brewing” behind the scenes. Sources cited various reasons for the criticism, including safety concerns, quarantine issues and the timing of the event, having been booked for the “first post-vaccine Thanksgiving holiday.”Comic-Con International highlighted “all the great things that make Comic-Con such a popular event every year,” as well as the company’s hopes to “generate much-needed revenue, not only for the organization, but also for local businesses and the community. “by hosting an event that could potentially mark” a slow return to larger in-person gatherings in 2022 “.
Adele Ankers is a freelance entertainment journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.