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New York Comic Con goes virtual and kicks off today on YouTube

  • By The YouTube Team
  • Oct.08.2020
New York Comic Con goes virtual and kicks off today on YouTube
Check out the full schedule and tune in on New York Comic Con’s YouTube Channel: youtube.com/nycc

For the first time ever and in its fifteenth edition, New York Comic Con is fully virtual and streaming all their panels only on YouTube. Starting today and until the end of the weekend, fans around the world can catch all the action for free — including exclusive Movie & TV reveals; Cosplay content; and Q&As with your top creators, celebrities, writers, gamers, and more. 

Miss your favorite panel live? Not to worry, content will continue to live on the NYCC YouTube channel after the event. With topics ranging from movies and comics to gaming and anime, there’s something for everyone! Check out the full schedule here. New York Comic Con is presented by Alienware in the U.S.


To start off each day, NYCC and YouTube creators are hosting a Kickoff Show at 11:30 a.m. ET. Join Grace Randolph from Beyond the Trailer and Jackie Izawa from Rooster Teeth as they chat up special guests and run down the day’s highlights. Over the course of four days, NYCC will host 167 panels on two stages, simultaneously: Main Stage, focusing on blockbuster movies & TV, and Centre Stage, celebrating fandoms across Cosplay, comics, and more. 


Fans can expect surprise announcements, new asset releases and can't-miss moments including:


  • Conversation with cast of Star Trek: Lower Decks & Star Trek: Discovery

  • Deep dive into Keeanu Reeves’ upcoming comic, “BRZRKR” 

  • World premiere screening of Hulu’s “Books of Blood” 

  • Spotlight on BBC’s “Doctor Who” 

  • Exclusive interview with the cast of Amazon Prime’s “The Boys” 

  • Chat with Russo Brothers & Kevin Smith Talk on Superheroes & Quibi’s Slugfest

  • Cast reunion with Smallville: 20 Years of fandom

  • Live panel with the cast of the Emmy Nominated "What We Do In The Shadows"

  • Panel with the Stars of Universal Pictures’ New Spy Thriller, “The 355”

  • and much more...


Celebrity guests such as:


  • Jessica Chastain

  • Neil Gaiman

  • Tiffany Haddish

  • Vince Vaughn

  • Woody Harrelson

  • Keanu Reeves 

  • Lupita Nyang'o

  • Daveed Diggs 

  • Jennifer Connelly


YouTube Creators will also be making a splash at New York Comic Con this year, with Lindsay Ellis, Michael Tucker (Lessons from the Screenplay), Kevin Peterson (T1J), Maggie Mae Fish, and Patrick Willems participating on a video essays panel on Saturday at 9:15 p.m. ET.


While we’ll all be missing in-person meetups this year, fans can engage directly with one another during panels and participate in live Q&As through YouTube’s Live Chat and Community features. Afterwards, fans can share creations, such as fan art and cosplay, and meet other fans from around the world on Discord. Fans can also purchase premium experiences with panelists, such as digital meet & greets, personalized videos, and autographs via Growtix


Ready to tune in? Subscribe to the New York Comic Con YouTube Channel, enable notifications, and set reminders for your favorite panels to stay up to date on all the happenings this weekend!


To learn more, visit the Official New York Comic Con website