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NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« on: October 30, 2019, 05:53:37 AM »
New York Comic Con
October 8-11, 2020
Jacob Javits Center

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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 07:27:40 PM »
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UPDATE ON OUR OPERATIONS

A temporary medical station is being constructed at the Javits Center to house non-COVID-19 patients and relieve the burden on local hospitals. Our employees are proud to help during this unprecedented crisis, and we hope you will continue to support us, now and in the future. If you have any symptoms or concerns, please consult a physician or call 311.

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javitscenter We have built auto shows and art galleries, toy fairs and tech conferences, comic cons and cooking expos. But this is the first time our team has built a medical station — at a time when the stakes have never been higher for New York and the country. Proud to play a role. #covid19

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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 11:19:12 PM »
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Nrama: And how about on the employee safety side - how is ReedPOP managing that, with its home office in Connecticut but also elsewhere - and for pre-con site visits?

Fensterman: Like most we are now an entirely remote team, for how spread around the world we already were that has been less of an adjustment than it might have been for others.
We also have some massive video, editorial and content delivery platforms (60 million monthly readers/viewers) so staying in touch with our fans without the benefit of live events has also been less of a transition for us than maybe for some others out there.


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Nrama: The logistical process of refunding money to your ticket holders, vendors, and other parties must be tremendous - and that's not counting the other costs of cons, from shipping, unions, hotel fees, etc. How does ReedPOP handle this kind of massive financial change - and is there insurance in the live event industry to help in these difficult times?

Fensterman: Insurance does not cover anything that is happening now.  Nearly any insurance policy that could be obtained (and most are very narrow in scope) would carve out an event like what we are experiencing. So we are shouldering the sunk costs ourselves where appropriate, refunding to fans in all cases and keeping our eyes on the long term.

Our entire focus is on our fans and how we will serve them for years to come, not on trying to save or recoup a buck this year. And the same goes for our teams.  We are not laying anyone off,  In fact I’ve got open positions I need to fill and more on the way.

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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2020, 06:18:17 PM »
On one hand I’m skeptical it will happen but with SDCC cancelled seems like it’s worth at least getting a badge and waiting to see what happens.

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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2020, 07:06:42 PM »
This might be the time I actually go to this for more than a single day...but then again, it's not one I've always enjoyed...however, w/cons getting cancelled left and right...might scratch the itch...
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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2020, 07:27:34 PM »
wonder if they are considering making a deliberately smaller NYCC or maybe expanding to a second convention center
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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2020, 06:58:18 PM »
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The temporary US Army hospital at the Jacob K. Javits Center is closing Friday after treating nearly 1,100 patients, federal officials said. A Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesperson confirmed the closure Friday in an email to The Post.

“Planning is ongoing for the drawdown of federal resources that are no longer needed due to the flattening of the curve,” the spokesperson wrote in an email. “The remaining patients at the Jacob Javits Center are expected to be discharged or transferred today.”

More than 1,094 patients were treated there, a FEMA spokesperson told The Post. The makeshift, 1,000-room hospital — converted from four sections of exhibition space on Manhattan’s West Side — opened in late March after Gov. Andrew Cuomo requested that the US Army Corps of Engineers build at least four field hospitals and the Navy deploy its USNS Comfort hospital ship to the city.

But just one of the facilities actually opened, as the number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations in the city fell far below forecasts by health officials, with 18,825 cases tallied by April 12.

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We hope as you’re reading this that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. The world is so clearly different now and we know so many of you are personally being affected by this pandemic.

As our fans, you continue to be our #1 priority here at ReedPop. Now more than ever it’s important to surround ourselves with things we’re passionate about and feel connected to a community of fans just like us.

We want to know how we can continue to provide you with the content you crave. We’ve put together a brief survey so you can tell us exactly what you’d like access to during this time and beyond. Let’s define fandom, together.

As we wait for this pandemic to pass, remember the words of some of our favorite heroes, “This is the fight of our lives. We are going to win. Whatever it takes.”

Wishing you the best,

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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2020, 09:33:50 AM »
Danger, Will Robinson! I got an online survey yesterday from NYCC, asking me what I'd like ReedPop to offer in the way of virtual content... ugh... looks like they are preparing for a possible move to have the con online. In the comments, I told them I didn't want an online con and wouldn't spend money for such an event, and asked them when NYCC badges were going on sale. ;)

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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2020, 11:16:04 AM »
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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2020, 04:13:21 PM »
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Danger, Will Robinson! I got an online survey yesterday from NYCC, asking me what I'd like ReedPop to offer in the way of virtual content... ugh... looks like they are preparing for a possible move to have the con online. In the comments, I told them I didn't want an online con and wouldn't spend money for such an event, and asked them when NYCC badges were going on sale. ;)

I put the same except at the end I put see you in 2021 instead of when do they go on sale  >:D 
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Re: NYCC October 8-11, 2020
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 06:13:28 AM »
The NY Auto Show, which had been moved to August, has now cancelled for this year. Despite no patients, the Javits is still being used as an active hospital on stand-by for the foreseeable future. This doesn't look good for NYCC, if they are preparing for a second wave in the fall/winter.

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