Comic-Con returns to New York City
Attendees include William Shatner, George Takei, John Cena, and David Harbour.
After an online gathering last year, Comic-Con is making a comeback in New York City starting this Thursday.
The four-day festival is best known for being a welcoming and open space for people to share their interest in cultural worlds centred on comic books, anime or magna, cosplay, gaming, and more.
This year’s convention will feature exclusive events and celebrity panels. Star Trek’s William Shatner and George Takei, as well as Suicide Squad’s John Cena, will be among the celebrities on hand for autographs and other appearances.
A Star Trek: Prodigy event is generating a lot of buzz because attendees will be able to see the first episode of the new Star Trek series weeks before it airs on Paramount+.
Stranger Things’ David Harbour, as well as Hayden Christensen from the Star Wars prequels and Jurnee Smollett from Lovecraft Country and Birds of Prey, will be in attendance.
This year’s hybrid format includes panels and select events that can be viewed online.
Because the event is being held at the Javits Center in Manhattan, New York City, those attending who are eligible to have been vaccinated in the United States, which includes anyone over the age of 12, will be required to show proof of full vaccination.
Anyone under the age of 12 who has a negative Covid-19 test result is welcome to attend.
Everyone, including cosplayers, is required to wear a face mask. According to the event’s website, a face covering must be visible over the costume in order to be admitted.
The event’s website states that there will be limited capacity at all times.
The San Diego Comic-Con will also return in November.