NYCC 2020 Status?
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Has anyone heard anything?  I am going on the assumption it will be cancelled, but nothing official has been said.  By this point, Reed Pop has usually sent an email telling us when the pre-sale is with a link.  I had heard months ago of a mid June date to start sales, and have not received anything.  The official website is still counting down to the event.

 

(I did look for another NYCC link, sorry if this is a repeat)

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I don't see how this could happen.  The Javits center was a makeshift hospital facility for a short period of time, the city is just barely opening up with a potential date of June 8th and now there's protesting all around the city.  The NYCC organizers came out in March and said the event would still happen but that they are monitoring the Covid-19 situation.  I would bet that they are probably waiting until the last minute possible to announce physical cancellation with a move to an online virtual show format.

Doesn't really matter to me anyway.  The show has been so overcrowded with more of a focus on everything else but comics that I haven't bothered to attend since 2012 even being somewhat local.  It's an expensive event also between ticket prices and paying for anyone's signature/photo to wait on line for 2 hours.

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1 minute ago, Keys_Collector said:

I don't see how this could happen.  The Javits center was a makeshift hospital facility for a short period of time, the city is just barely opening up with a potential date of June 8th and now there's protesting all around the city.  The NYCC organizers came out in March and said the event would still happen but that they are monitoring the Covid-19 situation.  I would bet that they are probably waiting until the last minute possible to announce physical cancellation with a move to an online virtual show format.

Doesn't really matter to me anyway.  The show has been so overcrowded with more of a focus on everything else but comics that I haven't bothered to attend since 2012 even being somewhat local.  It's an expensive event also between ticket prices and paying for anyone's signature/photo to wait on line for 2 hours.

The hospital has been or is in the process of being broken down.  It was lightly used and is not longer needed.  That should be a non factor.  Yes, I agree it is unlikely, but would prefer they say something.

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3 minutes ago, drotto said:

The hospital has been or is in the process of being broken down.  It was lightly used and is not longer needed.  That should be a non factor.  Yes, I agree it is unlikely, but would prefer they say something.

To be honest, I don't think they know themselves.

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  I live in Long Island , which is the Suburb of NY NY has a policy of Slowwwwwwwwww opening 

  Currently the hospitals have almost no covid patients Despite this we are still in  Phase 1 of 4 of re-opening with 2 scheduled for 6/15 

  NYC has yet to even enter phase 1 . Phase 4!  is where they will Movie theaters and larger gatherings I don't know if this includes NYCC

  These events by the way are now referred to as "Super-Spreader" events and many states have already banned them until 2021 

  And if this wasn't complicated enough we have been hard hit by the current  riots, further delaying re-opening, plus the fact there were

 thousands of people in close proximity most unmasked, means  there may ne a spike in covid which could also delay re-opening 

 I am looking forward to NY comicon but at this point I just do not see it. 

 I also contacted My rep RE Reed keystone in Philly and was told they are still Moving forward with that. So I assume reed will try as hard as they can 

 to hold the show, but NY is tough 

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1 hour ago, Golden Memories said:

 

  I live in Long Island , which is the Suburb of NY NY has a policy of Slowwwwwwwwww opening 

  Currently the hospitals have almost no covid patients Despite this we are still in  Phase 1 of 4 of re-opening with 2 scheduled for 6/15 

  NYC has yet to even enter phase 1 . Phase 4!  is where they will Movie theaters and larger gatherings I don't know if this includes NYCC

  These events by the way are now referred to as "Super-Spreader" events and many states have already banned them until 2021 

  And if this wasn't complicated enough we have been hard hit by the current  riots, further delaying re-opening, plus the fact there were

 thousands of people in close proximity most unmasked, means  there may ne a spike in covid which could also delay re-opening 

 I am looking forward to NY comicon but at this point I just do not see it. 

 I also contacted My rep RE Reed keystone in Philly and was told they are still Moving forward with that. So I assume reed will try as hard as they can 

 to hold the show, but NY is tough 

So are Philly and Baltimore still on (Baltimore tickets are on sale)? I live in central NJ so I am very familiar with NYC and its covid response. 

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