New York Comic Con will look a little different this year. Instead of having thousands of people pack into the Javits Center in New York City, the event, dubbed “Metaverse,” is taking place completely online. As part of this transition to an online-only experience, Polygon is delighted to announce that we will be an official media partner for the event Oct. 8-11.
We’re teaming up with the folks at New York Comic Con to bring exclusive Polygon programming to the lineup all weekend long, including a new look at the upcoming Monster Hunter film directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and special appearances from your favorite Polygon hosts and editors. We’ll also have a dedicated section on Polygon for you to stay on top of the news from the event, with special interviews, panel recaps, and more.
If you’ve never been to New York Comic Con, this is a great opportunity to check it out and explore everything it has to offer from the comfort of your home. And best of all, it’s entirely FREE to everyone. Here are some of the panels (outside of our own, which we’ve listed below) that we’re looking forward to this year.
View the complete New York Comic Con Metaverse schedule here, and be sure to subscribe to NYCC’s official YouTube channel, where all panels will be livestreamed from Oct. 8-11. You can also follow New York Comic Con on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
New York Comic Con 2020: Polygon panels and times
Thursday, Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. EDT (28 minutes)
Join the story architects of Star Wars: The High Republic as they introduce the heroes of a brand new saga, set centuries before the Skywalker saga, and reveal details of the central event that forever changes the galaxy far, far, away. Moderated by Polygon’s comics editor, Susana Polo, the panel features writers Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, and Cavan Scott, along with Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain.
Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:55 p.m. EDT (28 minutes)
Fall Guys came out of nowhere to take over Twitch and social media with its cheery, Wipe Out-inspired take on battle royale. Polygon’s Brian David Gilbert interviews creators from Mediatonic to find out more about where Fall Guys came from, what they learned from having so many players at once, and what comes next.
Friday, October 9, 9:00 p.m. EDT (60 minutes)
Experience a quest worth questing for! Join the creators of Tigtone, Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, along with co-producer Blake Anderson and Polygon’s Jenna Stoeber and Josh Rios for an inside look at the tabletop role playing game set in the fantastical world of Adult Swim’s Tigtone.
1:1 with Paul W.S. Anderson: Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil and a new look at the upcoming Monster Hunter
Saturday, Oct. 10, 4:55 p.m. EDT (43 minutes)
In this career-spanning conversation with Polygon senior editor Matt Patches, writer-producer-director Paul W.S. Anderson shares the stories behind his biggest blockbusters, and gives fans an exclusive look at his latest adaptation: A live-action take on Capcom’s Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta and Ron Perlman.
Breaking through on YouTube in the world of video essays
Saturday, Oct. 10, 9:15 p.m. EDT (43 minutes)
Lindsay Ellis, Michael Tucker (Lessons from the Screenplay), Kevin Peterson (T1J), and Maggie Mae Fish join moderator and fellow creator Patrick Willems in an exploration of what goes into dissecting pop culture in video essays, and where the format is going thanks to YouTube’s influence over the conversation. Presented by Polygon.
For more information, check out the official press release.