Have you been dreaming of an adventure that will fulfill all your dreams in one amazing and fantastical weekend? Then try the New York Comic Con.
New York Comic Con (NYCC) is an unbelievable opportunity to meet and mingle with some of the most incredible creatives around the globe. From celebrities to comic creators to top anime, cosplay, and gaming stars from around the world, this is a place to meet them all.
The New York Comic Con opened its doors on February 24, 2006, and since then, it has grown into one of the largest and most exciting cultural events on the east coast. Even more impressively, “It has become America’s second largest pop culture convention. The NYCC is ReedPop show affiliated with C2E2, Emerald City Comic Con, and Florida Supercon.” And it plays host to a massive entertainment base, “hosting the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television, in a massive 4-day event filled with thrills.” call it geek heaven. Or for entertainment enthusiasts, a place of unbelievable fantasy. No matter what one calls it, New York Comic Con is where dreams come true, where fans can meet their heroes and their biggest inspirations.
New York Comic Con is an event with diverse offerings bringing enthusiasts a top-notch experience. These offerings include panels, screenings, exhibitions, artistic fare, and more.
One of NYCC’s signature offerings is top-tier panels with creators, celebrities, voice actors, and much more. As part of this experience, convention goers are offered unique opportunities for exclusive industry insight and Q & A to get their most pressing questions answered. Conventioneers also have access to photo ops with those who have filled hours of imagination, “You can stand side-by-side with celebrities from Moon Knight, Dune, The Mummy, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Shadow and Bone, and so much more.” And those who are a little shy can take advantage of opportunities for autographs.
For those looking for a little peek into the future, NYCC offers screeners. The screening rooms allow fans to glimpse the most thrilling upcoming releases across the industry.
Then there is Artist Alley with gorgeous displays of creativity. Looking to boost your experience with beautiful art? Artist Alley is a place to explore. “Artist Alley is like swimming through a sea of beautiful art and creations.” And the Show floor offers additional opportunities for awakening one’s senses through creative input. The Show Floor is full of exhibitions with offerings from diverse brands. And this includes activations, “Activations are curated and hand-built unique experiences from the biggest brands at the show. You won’t find them anywhere else.”
At the NYCC, there is something for everyone from ages 6 to 99. From Anime to gaming, you can find featured content specifically catered to those niches. Are you into Cosplay? Cosplay Central is your place to be. Do you need activities for everyone, “Family HQ is chock-full of activities for kids and adults alike.” Are you an avid gamer, “Tabletop RPG, video games, PC gaming, tournaments, and more find their home in the Gaming Zone?”
The New York Comic Con is an experience like no other, touted as “the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.” So don’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime
What About SAG- AFTRA?
With the current strike engulfing the entertainment industry, the prevailing question is if and how it will affect the 2023 comic convention.
“Our celebrity guests, including SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Union) members, will still be appearing at NYCC. If the strike is not resolved by the time our event takes place in October, what will be affected is what they can discuss during our panels, as SAG-AFTRA restricts their members from participating in the promotion of struck work.”
Are you thinking about going to NYCC Comic Con? Consider staying at Harmony Suites, located just a short distance from the convention. You can enjoy a comfortable suite hotel experience, complimentary American Breakfast buffet, free Wi-Fi and parking, and relax in our soothing indoor pool. Additionally, you can take advantage of the convenient public transportation to the event. For more information on our proximity to the convention center, visit our Javits Center page.