Polygon, Vox Media’s modern entertainment brand, today announced it will team up with ReedPOP for New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con’s Metaverse, which will live-stream exclusively on YouTube from October 8-11. Creators from across Polygon’s network, including Senior Entertainment Editor Matt Patches, Comics Editor Susana Polo, and Video Producers Jenna Stoeber, Josh Rios, and Brian David Gilbert, will headline a slate of programming that showcases how online fandoms continue to define popular entertainment culture.
The full line up — presented by Polygon — includes:
Thursday, October 8, 5:30pm EST (28 minutes)
The Great Disaster hits! Polygon discovers the secrets of the Star Wars: The High Republic
Join the story architects of Star Wars: The High Republic as they introduce the heroes of a brand new saga, set centuries before the Skywalker saga, and reveal details of the central event that forever changes the galaxy far, far, away. Moderated by Polygon’s comics editor, Susana Polo, the panel features writers Claudia Gray, Charles Soule, Justina Ireland, Daniel José Older, and Cavan Scott, along with Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain.
Thursday, October 8, 6:55pm EST (28 minutes)
Fall Guys: Becoming #1 on Twitch & beyond
Fall Guys came out of nowhere to take over Twitch and social media with its cheery, Wipe Out-inspired take on battle royale. Polygon’s Brian David Gilbert interviews creators from Mediatonic to find out more about where Fall Guys came from, what they learned from having so many players at once, and what comes next.
Friday, October 9, 8:55pm EST (60 minutes)
Adult Swim and Polygon play tabletop adventure Tigtone & the Never-Stopping Prophecy
Experience a quest worth questing for! Join the creators of Tigtone, Andrew Koehler and Benjamin Martian, along with co-producer Blake Anderson and Polygon’s Jenna Stoeber and Josh Rios for an inside look at the tabletop role playing game set in the fantastical world of Adult Swim’s Tigtone.
Saturday, October 10, 4:55pm EST (43 minutes)
1:1 with Paul W.S. Anderson: Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil and a new look at the upcoming Monster Hunter
In this career-spanning conversation with Polygon senior editor Matt Patches, writer-producer-director Paul W.S. Anderson shares the stories behind his biggest blockbusters, and gives fans an exclusive look at his latest adaptation: A live-action take on Capcom’s Monster Hunter starring Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta and Ron Perlman.
Saturday, October 10, 9:15pm EST (43 minutes)
Breaking through on YouTube in the world of video essays
Lindsay Ellis, Michael Tucker (Lessons from the Screenplay), Kevin Peterson (T1J), and Maggie Mae Fish join moderator and fellow creator Patrick Willems in an exploration of what goes into dissecting pop culture in video essays, and where the format is going thanks to YouTube’s influence over the conversation. Presented by Polygon.
Polygon is the defining voice of entertainment coverage for a younger, online generation raised on games. It draws a diverse audience filled with pop culture omnivores, obsessed with entertainment, comics, and video games. To extend the all-digital New York Comic Con x MCM Metaverse experience for fans, Polygon will create a dedicated editorial destination on its site for event coverage, updates, interviews, and recaps, and distribute developments and highlights from the week across its various social media platforms.
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