Last week saw the New York Comic Con event. This year it got even bigger, in its attempt to wow pop-culture fans with even more interactive features and a new registration system. There was also room for 5,500 fans. In the 10 years it has been taking place, it has really stepped up its game, putting it in the same league as San Diego’s International Comic Con. Indeed, last year, there were 167,000 people who attended, even more than last year’s San Diego one which only attracted 130,000.
But now given the added feature of the NYCC Presents, there were even more attendees. Programs included: “Game Grumps Live Episode,” “A Shipwreck Fan Fiction Competition,” “Stuff You Missed in History Class Live,” “Doctor Who Costume Contest and Trivia,” “Tales From the Toybox,” “Rock Comic Con,” and “One Trek Mind Live.”
Given that the space is so much bigger, this means that many more will be able to be accommodated. ReedPop event director Michael Armstrong. He explained that: “With this addition, we’ve been able to bring way more TV and film content to NYCC than we’ve ever been able to. In years past, our largest panel room was around 3,000 seats. With the Theater at Madison Square Garden we’ve been able to almost double that. More people than ever before will be able to see our largest panels.”