The famed New York Comic Con has returned to the Halls of Javits after the pandemic forced the 2020 event to be postponed and go virtual for their “Metaverse” online experience. This years event will be following and enforcing strict Covid-19 protocols and require all attendees to be masked and not just with their respective cosplays. I am excited to announce that PiercingMetal will once more be among the members of the press exploring the floor and bringing the experience to your desktops or mobile devices if you have not decided to join this time around or are too far away.
It’s been about two weeks since we last offered the readership an update on the October scheduled New York Comic Con for 2021. If you missed that notice please click HERE to be up to speed. Now I have returned to share an update to the update based on the continuing changing factors of just about everything in New York City. Read on and know that I will return with some editorial at the close.
The Announcement: Check out these important updates to our health and safety guidelines for NYCC 2021. As always, thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate the safe return of NYCC. We strongly encourage you to read through our guidelines at NYCC21.com/Safety and bookmark that page for future updates.
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Last month, we helped share the news from ReedPOP about the 2021 New York Comic Con badges being completely sold out (seen HERE in case you missed it). Now we return with an update on said convention based on the news and regulations being issued only yesterday. I snagged the images from their Facebook and will NOT be typing the text over since its pretty clear to the eye.
Stay tuned for updates coming as soon as possible about how this will impact #NYCC protocols. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the safe return of NYCC!
Continue reading New York Comic Con Releases Health and Safety Update
The Press Release:
The Harvey Awards today revealed the nominations and opened the voting for the following categories: Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel, Best Manga, and Best International Book. The nominees for the 2021 Harvey Awards are:
Book of the Year:
* The Book Tour by Andi Watson (Top Shelf Productions)
* Cyclopedia Exotica by Aminder Dhaliwal (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Department of Truth, Vol 1: The End Of The World by James Tynion IV, Martin Simmonds (Image Comics)
* Heaven No Hell by Michael DeForge (Drawn & Quarterly)
* Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf (Abrams)
* The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen (Random House)
* Monsters by Barry Windsor-Smith (Fantagraphics)
* Stone Fruit by Lee Lai (Fantgraphics)
* Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen: Who Killed Jimmy Olsen? by Matt Fraction and Steve Lieber (DC Comics)
* Save It For Later: Promises, Protest and Parenthood by Nate Powell (Abrams)
Continue reading This Just In: The 2021 Harvey Awards Announce Nominations
There has been an announcement from ReedPOP regarding the status of badges from the recent on sale day. This comes from their official Facebook Page which is also linked at the close for your convenience.
UPDATE: All badge types are now sold out. We’re moving forward with existing capacity limits at this time. We will continue to follow NYS requirements and as guidelines around large events are updated closer to October, we will alert all of you if more badges become available. You will also be able to reserve the badges you’d like to buy through our Official Badge Exchange once that opens, details available at NYCC21.com/Lyte.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told this news doesn’t surprise me at all because on a good day the NYCC badges sell out fast but after a pandemic where everyone was under lockdown for a year and a few months the demand for any kind of in-person event was going to be a hot item. As many also know, ReedPOP announced some time ago that badges and access would be less than usual based on the necessary Covid-19 precautions and restrictions that they have to face. Folks who’ve ever attended one of these events know just how crowded they can be so it will be interesting to see if social distancing is even possible. If we end up attending it will be our 11th go-round but it will not be our first time back in the Javits Center since the pandemic began. The massive event space was a vaccination hub for many months but now has returned to its usual function and we are set to attend both the Summer Fancy Food Show and the New York International Auto Show as media before the New York Comic Con happens. Fans of those particular shows should tune into all the socials and site for “The Chronicles of Piercing Ken” since that is where the coverage will be. Okay that’s all I have to say about this, I hope a lot of our audience managed to get tickets for the event and we hope to see you all there come October.
Shameless Plug: During the course of the pandemic, I repurposed all of the photo galleries shot from New York Comic Con 2016-2019 and uploaded them to our Official YouTube Channel. We invite you to revisit these fun times starting HERE and hope you will spend a little time on the channel and give us a subscribe so we can reach more milestones.