Apparently this announcement was made ealier this week, but didn’t become aware of the date/month change for New York Comic Con 2010 until today.Â The show has announced the NYCC event is moving to October, while the show organizers plan a new show for Chicago.
So why October for NYCC? To put it bluntly, we really didnâ€™t have any choice in the matter. We had been meeting with the Javits on and off for over a year trying to find acceptable dates, with room to grow, that we could keep for multiple years. We looked at everything; moving other Reed shows, running the con on Mothers Day even if there was anywhere else we could stage the con (Boston? Could we call it New York Style Con?). Finally, Javits came to us with an idea â€“ October. They would move another show to make room for us and give us the ENTIRE upstairs of the building and the downstairs for panels. This was a big risk for us as weâ€™ve never been in the fall, but after months of scheming, this was the only option we had to work with. After talking to our customers the general consensus was that we have built something of value, and if it happens in October then they will be there in October. And what we were facing was no New York Comic Con or NYCC in October, all signs seemed to point to the fall. I talked with the folks from other cons who this would disrupt before we announced it, and while I could do little more than give them the heads up, we did not want anyone to think we were doing this to deliberately cause difficulty for anyone, it was the best choice of no choices!
While I will probably never go to the NYCC, I support our comic convention overlords in this decision as October in New York sounds a lot more appealing than a cold, windy, and wet February.