NYCC 2020 is going virtual and it will be merging with MCM Comic Con London for this year’s convention. Here is our horror panel wish list.
NYCC 2020 is following the lead of other conventions this year (AKA The Year of COVID-19) with a virtual presence rather than having the traditional in-person event. The online portal will be called New York Comic Con’s Metaverse, and will be available to access the weekend of October 8-11.
The iconic convention is partnering with YouTube to bring the event to fans, and is encouraging everyone to continue supporting the creators and exhibitors. We don’t have any further information about guests or panels as of yet, but announcements should be coming soon.
In the meantime, we can always speculate about which horror panels we would like to see at NYCC 2020, right? I personally think Shudder could put together some good ones (as they did at San Diego Comic-Con @ Home).
Perhaps they could coordinate a Creepshow panel, featuring Greg Nicotero, and some of the actors and writers from Season one. I’m thinking Joe Hill, Adrienne Barbeau, David Arquette, Stephen King and Joe Lansdale would make terrific and engaging guests.
Another good Shudder panel would be cast and crew members from The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs, especially since the streaming platform recently announced an upcoming third season for the series. Joe Bob would be a given as a guest, along with Darcy the Mail Girl and (of course) Ernie and Yuki.
NOS4A2 has been great so far this season, and a panel consisting of Zachary Quinto, showrunner Jami O’Brien, actors Ashleigh Cummings, Jahkara Smith, Olafur Darri Olafsson and Ebon Moss-Bachrach would be a must-see event for fans. Since the current season is still in progress, there is no way to know if the story of Vic McQueen will be wrapped up or not, but it would be a great time to announce a new season!
With all of the postponed openings for films this year, NYCC 2020 would be the perfect place to start drumming up more excitement for upcoming horror films such as The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It and A Quiet Place Part II. Either of those films could put together killer panels.
Interested fans can stay abreast of news and announcements by keeping their eyes on the NYCC 2020 website and marking their calendars for the second weekend in October.
Did you check out San Diego’s Comic-Con @ home last month? Will you be signing on to see some of the NYCC 2020 events? Tell us your plans in the comments section.