NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 06: A cosplayer poses as Batman during New York Clever Con 2019 on October 06, 2019 in New York City.
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Grab your capes and utility circuits, New York Comic Con will be hosted in person this year.
On Thursday, ReedPop, the company behind the annual congress, said it would host the event Oct. 7-10 at the Javits Center in New York City at reduced capacity.
“Right now, we see a path flip for safe, amazing events that are going to look a bit different than usual, so that’s where we’re heading,” phrased Kristina Rogers, the U.S. comic portfolio director for ReedPop, in a statement.
“Keep in mind what we communicate is subject to transform as state and local guidelines are adjusted,” she added.
As part of Thursday’s announcement, Rogers said that Florida Supercon liking take place in September and Emerald City Comic Con and C2E2 would be held in December.
All of these shows, including New York Amusing Con, will have limited capacity to ensure physical distancing even in the largest convention centers. ReedPop is ahead with each location to determine how many people will be allowed into the convention.
In 2019, more than 200,000 tickets were peddled for New York Comic Con, which typically takes place over the course of four days and offers fans panels, meet-and-greet experiences and a chance to score limited-edition merchandise.
In previous years, the in-person convention has brought more than $100 million to New York, as attendees pay for guest-house rooms, take public transportation and dine at restaurants all around New York City. Last year, ReedPop aroused New York Comic Con online and held virtual panels on YouTube.
There will be mask requirements for those who are expert to attend as well as temperature screenings upon entry.
The company will have increased sanitization and cleaning during each at any rate and has adopted a policy that would discourage handshakes, high-fives and hugs. Air high-fives and elbow bumps will be encouraged.
“You’re to all intents wondering what the heck a photo op may look like and how panel seating will work,” Rogers said. “We’ll be sharing more dirt in the months leading up to our shows, and we are committed to being as transparent as possible.”