The continuing pandemic has sent another big convention to cyberspace: This time it is October’s New York Comic Con. ReedPop made the move official today, along with the news that Star Trek will be part of the event.
Star Trek Universe headed to NYCC Metaverse
ReedPop is officially partnering with YouTube on the all-digital event from October 8-11, when New York Comic Con’s YouTube channel will exclusively livestream panels “from a number of leading entertainment brands.”
Today’s announcement only mentioned three specific panels for the NYCC Metaverse, one of which is a Star Trek Universe panel from CBS All Access. In recent years, CBS has held big Star Trek panels at NYCC, bringing much of their talent and using the events to announce news and release new images and footage. In addition to a Star Trek Universe panel at last year’s NYCC, they also released trailers for both Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Discovery season 3.
The NYCC Metaverse will be held the week before the third season of Star Trek: Discovery premieres on October 15th, so it is likely that CBS All Access will use the virtual event to promote that launch. Hopefully by that time there will also be more news that will include clarity on the future of production for Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
According to today’s announcement, NYCC Metaverse panels will be live and allow fans to participate via live chat and Q&As with the talent. This would be different from July’s Comic-Con@Home virtual panels, when most of the major panels were pre-recorded (including the CBS Star Trek Universe panel).
For a full list of New York Comic Con content and more information, visit NewYorkComicCon.com.
ICYMI – ReedPop Metaverse Star Trek panels this week
With August’s Emerald City Comic Con cancelled, ReedPop is launching their first Metaverse virtual event this week, which will include panels on Thursday for Star Trek: Lower Decks and Friday for Star Trek: Picard. See our previous article for more details.
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