ReedPOP has announced that this year's New York Comic Con will expand its footprint to include events to be held at Madison Square Garden's the Theater. Scheduled to take place October 7 and 8, NYCC's MSG events include panels, Q&As, as well as screenings of upcoming television shows.
"The weekend of NYCC Programming at The Theater at Madison Square Garden will kick-off Friday, October 7, with a BBC AMERICA panel block featuring Doctor Who, with star Peter Capaldi making his NYCC debut along with the first ever Fan appearance by new co-star Pearl Mackie – both joined by showrunner and executive producer," reads NYCC's press release. "Ahead of its October 22 premiere on BBCA - the world premiere screening of BBC AMERICA’s new original series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency followed by a panel with cast, showrunner, and writer and executive producer; and the first ever U.S. panel with the cast, executive producer and creator of BBCA’s new Doctor Who spin-off series Class."
On October 8, there will be a The Walking Dead panel.
“New York Comic Con has become a premier destination for some of the world’s most creative studios and it only made sense to showcase them at one of the world’s premier venues – The Theater at Madison Square Garden,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “This expansion adds to New York Comic Con’s evolution of expanding into New York City and brings our passionate Fans the opportunity to see different, unique content all across Manhattan during New York Comic Con.”
This is but the latest expansion of NYCC outside the Javitz Center, with other events planned at the Hammerstein Ballroom, Hudson Mercantile, Rock Bar NYC, and Littlefield.
The 2016 New York Comic Con is scheduled to take place October 6 through 9, with Newsarama covering the event live.