New York Comic Con is happening October 12-15, 2023 at the Javits Center. The NYCC is the East Coast's largest pop culture convention. NY is the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world. The convention offers a diverse community where fans can be themselves while celebrating the best pop culture has to offer.
Celebrity guests, including SAG-AFTRA (The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists Union) members, will still be appearing at NYCC. If the strike is not resolved by the time the event takes place in October, what will be affected is what they're able to discuss during the panels, as SAG-AFTRA restricts their members from participating in the promotion of struck work.
While guests may not be able to talk about past, current or upcoming projects from struck properties and studios, they'll be able to discuss their backgrounds in film and TV, their personal hobbies, and their work outside of their film/TV careers. Actors will also be allowed to appear together for Photo Ops and on panels as a cast. At the panel, they will be able to discuss their experiences filming with each other without discussing specific episodes or scenes. The moderators will also be declining any fan questions during fan Q&As that ask the actors about specific struck work or companies.
Celebrity guests will still be participating in Photo Ops and Autographing. There will be no changes to Photo Ops; those will take place as normal. There is an Autographing guideline, though. Any of the celebrity guests who appear in struck properties will only have their own personal headshots at their table. They won't be providing headshots that depict them as a character from their struck work. However, if you'd like them to sign a photo or item from a struck property that you bring with you from home or buy at NYCC, they are allowed to sign that item.
Some of the guests scheduled include Chris Evans, Ewan McGregor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ahsoka), Tom Hiddleston (Loki), Darryl McDaniels (from Run DMC), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy), Diana Lee Inosanto (Ahsoka), Diane Guerrero (Doom Patrol), James Marsters (Buffy & Angel), legendary writer/director John Carpenter, Karen Gillan (Guardians), Kathy Najimy, Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, Mandalorian), Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff (Guardians), Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Kid Cudi, Sean Gunn (Guardians), Susan Sarandon, and cartoonist Frank Miller (300, Sin City) among many, many more artists.