June 27, 2018
by Carla Hay
Jason Momoa (“Aquaman,” “Justice League”), Aisha Tyler (“Archer”) and “Outlander” stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Hueghan are among the celebrities set to make appearances at the 13th annual New York Comic Con, which will take place October 4 to October 7, 2018 in New York City. The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is the main hub of the event, but several event activities will take place at other venues in the city. For the first time, Starz’s popular series “Outlander” will have a panel at New York Comic Con; the panel will take place on October 6.
Other celebrities announced for the event so far include “Lois & Clark” stars Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher; “Boy Meets World”/”Girl Meets World” stars Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel and Will Friedle; and “Impractical Jokers” stars Joe Gatto, James Murray and Bruan Quinn. Most of these stars will be signing autographs at the event.
A complete schedule of 2018 New York Comic Con panels, activities and other celebrity appearances will be announced in the coming weeks.
New York Comic Con, which is produced by ReedPOP, was attended by a record-setting 200,000 people in 2017, according to ReedPop. The event is now the highest-attended comic-book/pop-culture fan convention in North America. Movies and TV programs that were showcased at the 2017 New York Comic Con included “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” “Replicas,” “The Walking Dead,” “Doctor Who,” “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Castle Rock.”
July 20, 2018 UPDATE: Danai Gurira (“Black Panther,” “The Walking Dead”) is set to make an appearance at New York Comic Con. She will be doing photo-ops and signing autographs on October 6 and October 7. “The Walking Dead” has traditionally had a panel at New York Comic Con. Since 2016, the panel has been held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. It hasn’t been officially announced yet if “The Walking Dead” panel will take place at New York Comic Con 2018, but if it will, then the panel is expected to be held on Saturday, October 6.