Comic-Con 2021 New York | What It’s Like Inside The Multi-Genre Event
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Comic-Con 2021 New York | What It’s Like Inside The Multi-Genre Event

byMichelle LaverOctober 7, 2021

It’s the unforgettable three-day celebration of all things pop culture! Comic-Con 2021 is the chance for fans to meet their favourite TV and film stars, enjoy browsing art from independent creators and celebrate all the other special little moments in between. 

New York Comic Con 2021 will return to Manhattan’s Javitz Center between Thursday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 10. 

You have got to see some of the best-dressed fans that attended the 2019 event to get a peek at what to expect for 2021 – fans really do go ALL out:

For individuals who either can’t make it in person — or are still avoiding large crowds of people amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic — there will be a schedule of digital events running concurrently with the physical ones.

Whenever you hear the word Comic-Con, picture this – a massive religious following 

It is essentially the biggest convention for graphic novels and comic books, new game releases, films and technology to be noticed and appreciated.

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This multi-genre event for superfans is back in New York.

The community of super fans and anyone alike can expect to see others dressed in their favourite characters, admiring the dedication to some epic costumes and browse around the convention area for inspiration.

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A fan dressed up as The Joker from the Marvel movie Batman: The Dark Knight

From people selling toys and collectables to panels of directors, producers, actors and more all attending the event to engage with their adoring fans.

Artists, publishing houses, pop-culture entities and others have stalls and tables where they display and sell their artworks, comics and collectables. 

This is where movies tend to reveal big announcements and tease new trailers at Comic-Con. Another huge popularity is Anime, excentric wrestling stars and Cosplay.

If you are a fan of the latest hit movies, superhero flicks or even Game of Thrones or Harry Potter, the chances are that you will find yourself face to face with one of those characters looking back at you. 

Jason Momoa, who plays Aquaman in the upcoming Justice League film, high-fives fans as he leaves the DC booth during day three of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on Saturday, July 22, 2017. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki in the movie Thor at one of the live panel sessions in 2019.

These, of course, are the cosplayers who are there to add to the essence of the Comic-Cons.

Cosplay is “costume play” for short, and this is where enthusiasts wear costumes of various characters and come over. 

Nowadays, film studios have been using Comic-Con as a great place to launch new movies, by inviting the star cast and the team to talk about their experiences as well as have a meet and greet with the fans. 

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That way, fans get to know exclusive information from the team and if they are lucky, even get to see snippets of the movie in the form of a trailer or a launch clip.

The biggest event is actually held in San Diego, which is set to take place in November this year. 

However, the world of Comic-Con is spread all over America. It has also ventured into a London event expected to occur on the 22-24 October 2021.

The 2019 con attracted over 130,000 attendees and 2,500 members of the media from over 30 countries, according to the Convention Center

This year’s event is set to deal with more.

At this year’s Comic-Con 2021, special celebrity guests like Birds of Prey star Jurnee Smollett, professional wrestler John Cena, American rapper Pharoahe Monch, Star Wars actor Hayden Christensen, Star Trek actor George Takei and Stranger Things actor David Harbour are expected to attend.

Also, the cast and executive producers will assemble live on stage to talk about the forthcoming fourth season of Star Trek: Discovery and we’ll probably get to see a new trailer.

At the end, when one speaks of comics, a bunch of images immediately flood our minds. Maybe it’s the costumes, the superpowers, flying men and women, capes, science fiction, fantasy, and so on!

But even though this community of people gather at Comic-Con 2021 to celebrate their love for entertainment, it also gives people the freedom to be themselves – to escape from reality and reimagine themselves in a world of difference.

For the full schedule of the three-day event click here 


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