BBC America and HBO Max have announced that this year’s virtual New York Comic Con will see the Doctor herself, Jodie Whittaker, along with companion Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan) take part in their Doctor Who panel
As with many other fan conventions which were scheduled to take place this year, New York Comic Con have made the decision to move their event online for 2020. Whilst the annual physical event which normally takes place at New York City’s Javits Center has been cancelled, organisers ReedPop are instead hosting an online event entitled New York Comic Con’s Metaverse in partnership with MCM Comic Con from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th October.
Fans of TV, film, gaming and beyond will now be able to watch a wealth of free panels featuring their favourite stars and creators from the comfort of their own homes via YouTube. Among the first wave of panels announced as part of Metaverse is their Doctor Who Spotlight, which will take place on Thursday 8th October at 14:45 ET (19:45 BST). Moderated by Salon.com TV critic Melanie McFarland, the panel will see Jodie Whittaker (the Doctor) and Mandip Gill (Yasmin Khan) take a look back at their previous two series together in the TARDIS, and their favourite moments so far.
Elsewhere over the weekend, viewers can tune into panels covering past, present, and future releases across a range of media. These include a first look at BBC America‘s The Watch, an upcoming fantasy series inspired by Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld novels, which will take place on Friday 9th October from 13:30 ET (18:30 BST).
As well as this, Metaverse have announced a panel discussing the upcoming third season of STARZ original series American Gods, as adapted from Neil Gaiman‘s well-loved novel of the same name, as well as another featuring Gaiman himself, which will celebrate the recent audio adaption of his best-selling graphic novel series The Sandman.
BBC America‘s Doctor Who Spotlight panel will be available to stream for free via the New York Comic Con YouTube channel on Thursday 8th October 2020 at 14:45 ET/19:45 BST.