ReedPOP Further Expands New York Comic Con’s City-Wide Footprint By Bringing Premier Programming To The Theater At Madison Square Garde

August 18, 2016

Exclusive Panels for The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Class and Other Top Programming to Headline Weekend at the Renowned Theater

NORWALK, CT – August 18 – Today, ReedPOP, the world's leading producer of pop culture events, announced they will be presenting Exclusive Panels and Premier Programming at The Theater at Madison Square Garden for New York Comic Con (NYCC) further continuing NYCC’s expansion outside of the Javits Center to venues all over New York City. Through the expansion, Fans will have access to some of the biggest film and television programming at the new location including celebrity Panels, one of a kind Q&As and an exclusive first look at the hottest fall shows. The renowned theater will open its doors to Fans on October 7 and 8 and will feature programming from various studios and networks including AMC, BBC America and many more to be announced.

The weekend of NYCC Programming at The Theater at Madison Square Garden will kick-off Friday, October 7, with a BBC AMERICA panel block featuring Doctor Who, with star Peter Capaldi making his NYCC debut along with the first ever Fan appearance by new co-star Pearl Mackie – both joined by showrunner and executive producer; ahead of its October 22 premiere on BBCA - the world premiere screening of BBC AMERICA’s new original series Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency followed by a panel with cast, showrunner, and writer and executive producer; and the first ever US panel with the cast, executive producer and creator of BBCA’s new Doctor Who spin-off series Class. On Saturday, October 8, New York Comic Con will take over the Theater at Madison Square Garden with special programming including AMC’s The Walking Dead Panel, where the cast and producers will discuss the shocking finale of season 6 as well as show a sneak peek into season 7. Additional events and Panels will be announced in the coming months.

 “New York Comic Con has become a premier destination for some of the world’s most creative studios and it only made sense to showcase them at one of the world’s premier venues – The Theater at Madison Square Garden,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “This expansion adds to New York Comic Con’s evolution of expanding into New York City and brings our passionate Fans the opportunity to see different, unique content all across Manhattan during New York Comic Con.”

The Theater at Madison Square Garden joins a lineup of previously announced venues for both NYCC and NYCC Presents events throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn as ReedPOP continues to take over NYC including, Hammerstein Ballroom, Hudson Mercantile, Rock Bar NYC and Littlefield.

Additional exciting details about New York Comic Con events, talent and sponsors will be announced in the coming months. For more information, please visit and NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

About ReedPOP:

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture world. ReedPOP is dedicated to celebrations of popular culture throughout the globe that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) West, East, South and Australia, Emerald City Comicon (ECCC), BookCon, Oz Comic-Con, Comic Con India, Paris Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, Star Trek: Mission New York, TwitchCon, ComplexCon, UFC Fan Expo and more. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan-based group of professionals uniquely qualified to serve those with whom they share a common passion. ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, India and Australia. (

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