June 22, 2024

New York Comic Con (NYCC) is the largest comic and pop culture convention on the East Coast of the United States, organized by ReedPop. This annual event is held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City and attracts fans of comics, movies, television series, and more. Since its inception in 2006, NYCC has grown significantly in size and popularity, becoming a key meeting point for the entertainment industry and its followers.

For the 2024 edition, NYCC is scheduled to take place from October 17th to 20th. During these four days, attendees will be able to enjoy a wide range of panels, celebrity meet-and-greets, autograph sessions, and exclusive previews of upcoming releases. Additionally, NYCC 2024 will be a prominent space for the exhibition and celebration of cosplay, as it could not be otherwise. Tickets for NYCC 2024 will go on sale to the general public starting June 26th. Applications for the “Artist Alley” are already open and will remain so until June 10th. As in previous years, tickets are expected to sell out quickly, given the high interest and popularity of the event.

Want to get an idea of who you might meet at the 2024 New York Comic Con? Well, keep reading…

Confirmed Guests

  • Paul Bettany: British actor, primarily known for his role as Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a synthezoid with superhuman abilities and an infinity stone embedded in his forehead. He has also starred in movies like “A Beautiful Mind” and “Master and Commander“.
  • Josh Brolin: American actor, famous for portraying Thanos, the main villain in several Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, culminating in “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame“. Brolin is also known for his roles in “No Country for Old Men” and “Milk“.
  • Hayley Atwell: British actress, known for her role as Peggy Carter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Peggy is a key agent in the “Agent Carter” series and appears in several Marvel movies, providing a crucial link to the early days of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Carla Gugino: Actress recognized for her versatility in movies and television series. She is known for her roles in “Spy Kids“, “Sin City“, and “The Haunting of Hill House“. Her career spans a wide range of genres, showcasing her ability to adapt to various dramatic and action roles.
  • Freddie Prinze Jr.: Actor famous for his roles in 90s teen movies like “She’s All That” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer“. He is also known for his work on the television series “Star Wars Rebels“, where he voices the character Kanan Jarrus, expanding his range as a voice actor in the Star Wars universe.
  • Christopher Sabat: American voice actor, known for bringing to life iconic characters like Vegeta and Piccolo in the English version of “Dragon Ball Z“. His work has been instrumental in popularizing anime in the West.
  • Charles Martinet: American voice actor, is the voice behind Mario, Luigi, and other characters in Nintendo video games, being an iconic figure in the interactive entertainment industry.
  • Jim Lee: Comic artist and editor, known for his influence in styling and modernizing DC Comics characters like Batman and Superman. He also co-founded Image Comics, a major independent publishing house.
  • Frank Miller: Comic writer and artist, whose work on “The Dark Knight Returns” and “Sin City” has redefined the comic genre with his dark narrative style and adult themes.
  • Scott Snyder: American comic writer, known for his innovative work on “Batman” during DC ComicsNew 52 relaunch and for the horror series “American Vampire“.
  • Jodi Houser: Writer who has worked on a variety of comic titles including adaptations of “Star Wars“, noted for her ability to expand established universes with new stories.
  • Neil Gaiman: British author and screenwriter, celebrated for “The Sandman“, a comic series that blends mythology, history, and horror, and for novels like “American Gods” and “Coraline“, which explore dark fantasy and folklore.

The list is much longer, and as time goes on, new guests are added to it. Nonetheless, this small preview is more than enough to get an idea of the level of this year’s NYCC.

What do you say, padawan? In addition to meeting celebrities, do you want to know what else you’ll have fun with?… Well, keep reading…

Confirmed Activities

  • Marvel Panel: Several Marvel panels will be presented, including “Marvel Rising LIVE” and “Marvel’s The Pull List“, which offer live interviews and discussions about popular comics.
  • Cosplay Contest: A highlight event where participants can showcase their costume design and crafting skills inspired by characters from various media.
  • Video Game Demonstrations: Attendees will have the opportunity to try new titles and participate in video game tournaments, providing an interactive experience with the latest industry releases.
  • Comic and Anime Workshops: There will be sessions dedicated to comic and anime creation, offering attendees the chance to learn from industry experts.
  • Autograph Signings and Photo Sessions: Opportunities to meet celebrities and creators, obtaining autographs and participating in photo sessions.

Can’t imagine it? Take a look at what NYCC 2023 was like:

Source: Con Quests – YouTube Channel

New York Comic Con in History

Since 2006, and over many years, New York Comic Con has been the setting for major events, announcements, revelations, and much more. Here we leave you some of them:

  • Anime Fest @ NYCC X Anime Expo Launch (2018): In 2018, NYCC organizers announced a collaboration with Anime Expo to hold the event Anime Fest @ NYCC X Anime Expo.
  • Virtual Event During the Pandemic (2020): Originally scheduled for October, NYCC 2020 was canceled as an in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and instead, a virtual event called “New York Comic Con X MCM Comic Con Metaverse” was held.
  • In-Person Resumption with Health Measures (2021): NYCC returned to the Javits Center in 2021 with an in-person event, requiring proof of vaccination for all attendees over 12 years old and negative COVID-19 tests for those under 12.
  • LEGO Ninjago Launch: On the last day of NYCC in a recent year, LEGO launched the new season of Ninjago in the U.S., offering a themed experience at the Helen Mills Event Space and Theater near the Javits Center.
  • Exclusive Premiere of “Watchmen” Series (2019): During NYCC 2019, HBO took the opportunity to premiere the first episode of the “Watchmenseries before its broadcast on television. This event was very significant as it attracted a large number of fans eager to see how the acclaimed graphic novel would be adapted.
  • Important Marvel Announcements (2019): Marvel made several significant announcements at NYCC 2019, including details on new comic series and updates on its upcoming movies and series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These types of announcements are common at NYCC and often attract a lot of attention and media coverage.

If you haven’t seen it up there, you can access the super complete official New York Comic Con site by clicking on THIS LINK.

I’m almost sure that anything I could add at this point would be totally unnecessary, right? It goes without saying, that if you have the opportunity, YOU CANNOT MISS NEW YORK COMIC CON 2024. And now that we’re in a good mood, it’s your turn: drop by the comments and let us know your opinion about this event, or your experience if you’ve been able to enjoy firsthand any of the past editions. And you know padawan, we’ll be reading you! May the otaku force be with you! 🙂

Images Source: Con Quests – YouTube Channel, NYCC Official Site, Reddit