Show Features

After Dark

The party doesn’t stop when the Show Floor closes! There’s a ton left to do at NYCC after the lights go down; anime, comic books, or cosplay, we got it all!

Artist Alley

Artist Alley is THE creative melting pot at New York Comic Con! Where else can you get up close and personal with the creative masterminds behind your favorite comic books, graphic novels, and artistic creations? 

Artist Alley is presented by Dark Horse, and supported by Hot Flips and IDW Publishing.

Cosplay Central

The heart and soul of the NYCC cosplaying community is Cosplay Central.

Family HQ

Welcome to Family HQ, your home for family-friendly fun all weekend long at New York Comic Con!

Disney's EnterTOONment HQ (presented by Disney Channel and Disney Junior) at Family HQ

Gaming Zone

Take your game to the next level -- we’ll have gaming programming coming to you all weekend long! From our Paint-and-Take Arena, Board Game Library, TCG and FGC tournaments, and more!

Presented by MetaZoo

Pop Asia

Consider Pop Asia your little anime convention haven: anime, manga, K-pop, Japanese culture, and all things kawaii


Check out all the awesome meet ups we’ll have going on throughout the show. Come hang out, make some new friends, and meet like-minded fans!

Pride Lounge

Welcome to the Pride Lounge! Come visit for LGBTQ+ panels, trivia, cosplay, and performances. RuPaul’s Drag Race? Queer Lounge hosted reception? This is not a drill - you’ll find us and more in Room 1C01-02!

Professional Programming

Attending as a Professional Retailer, Creator, Librarian, Lawyer, Game Developer or any part of the industry? Join us for four days of content built for you. Most of this programming is accessible by all badge types! Welcome Home, Pros.

Writers Block 

Writers Block is a common challenge that many writers face, but here we embrace it! Writers Block features more than 60 authors of prose books and graphic novels, literary workshops, panels, and the official NYCC Bookseller - Barnes & Noble Union Square!