After being postponed last year owing to the coronavirus outbreak, the New York Comic Con opened on Thursday. It will be open until Sunday. The event will follow New York’s health and safety rules. It requires guests to present proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. They will wear a mask while indoors.
The four-day festival is well recognized for being a welcoming and open venue to exchange interest in a cultural world centered on comic books, anime or magna, cosplay, gaming, and other activities. This year, masks at the pop culture event are not just for those in costume; they are required for everyone.
After being canceled last year, the New York event is returning with tighter restrictions, informed Lance Fensterman, the producer of New York Comic-Con. “It’s going to look a little different this year,” he says. “Public health safety is Priority 1.” The number of available tickets has been reduced to about 150,000, from 250,000 in 2019. The lobby is being kept clear of booths, and the aisles on the show floor are wider.
This year’s Comic-Con will include special events and star panels. Star Trek’s William Shatner and George Takei, as well as Suicide Squad’s John Cena, will be present. A Star Trek: Prodigy event is generating a lot of buzzes. Attendees will see the first episode of the new Star Trek series weeks before it airs on Paramount+. San Diego Comic-Con is also making its return late this November