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Everything You Need to Know About This Year’s New York Comic Con

The event returns to Gotham City this October for its 16th year.

by New York Bucket List


Since its debut in 2006, NYC Comic Con (NYCC) has brought in thousands of visitors from across the globe. The wildly popular event celebrates Western comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, movies, TV, and much more–from old school classics to brand new characters and series.

As the east coast’s largest pop culture convention, this is one place you shouldn’t hesitate to geek out. Visitors have the opportunity to attend panels from the world’s leading creators, join in on discussions, go to parties, and meet other people passionate about the same things. No matter what fandom you’re a part of, you’ll find something for you at NYCC.

We’ve gathered some of the noteworthy activities and happenings taking place at this year’s event.



Where: The Javits Center, 429 11th Ave
When: October 6-9. The show floor opens at 10:00 am each day.


Artist Alley
October 6-9
Meet the talented artists that bring stories like Marvel’s Moon Knight and DC’s Wonder Woman to life.

Cosplay Central
October 6-9
Devoted entirely to the art of costumes, craft, and characters, this area of NYCC is where you can find everything cosplay. Attend workshops and panels, learn new techniques,  and meet fellow cosplayers here!

Family HQ
October 6-9
Made for little ones and their families! Join in on drawing workshops, interactive activities, and performances.

Gaming Zone
October 6-9
Looking to experience the newest in VR gaming? Want to play a round of D&D with your friends? The Gaming Zone has it all, and much more.

Special Guests
Grab autographs and photos with this year’s special guests, including Brendan Fraser, Christopher Lloyd, Michael J Fox, Oscar Isaac, and many more


For more information on New York Comic Con.


BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War Ep. 1 Premiere Event by VIZ
Saturday, October 8
See episode one of BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War ahead of the simulcast. There will be special messages and an epic cosplay contest with prizes

The Walking Dead
Saturday, October 8
The cast and creatives behind the hit series discuss the highly anticipated last episodes of the long-running show. 

Let's Get WEIRD
Sunday, October 9
Join Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood, director Eric Appel, and “Weird Al” Yankovic, in an exclusive panel about the filming of this outrageously epic biopic.