-- Partnership Includes All-New Fan-Focused Instagram Cosplay Contest;

Presenting Sponsorship for NYCC’s Prestigious Championships of Cosplay Event --

NEW YORK, NY September 28, 2020 -- Today ReedPop, the world’s leading producer of pop culture events, announced SYFY WIRE will be a prominent Cosplay Content partner for New York Comic Con’s Metaverse October 8-11. The partnership will include an all-new fan-focused cosplay contest hosted on SYFY WIRE and ReedPops’s Instagram pages, as well as the presenting sponsorship for NYCC’s largest and most prestigious pro-cosplayers event – Cosplay Central’s Virtual Championships of Cosplay | Powered by SYFY WIRE.

Beginning today, Monday, 9/28, ReedPop and SYFY WIRE will host “SYFY WIRE’s Fan Favorite Cosplay Contest” on SYFY Wire’s Instagram page. This contest will be geared at “everyday” cosplayers from around the country who aren’t able to show off costumes in-person this year. Fans can enter by posting a photo of their original cosplay to their personal Instagram page with the hashtag #FanFaveCosplayContest, tagging both @newyorkcomiccon and @syfywire in their entry and following @syfywire on Instagram. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, 10/6 with fan voting beginning on Instagram Wednesday, 10/7. The winner will be selected on Friday, 10/15, and will receive a full New York Comic Con 2021 experience package, including 4-day badges and perks for them and a friend. For Official Rules and more details, visit here.*

On Saturday, 10/10 at 2:40pm ET, SYFY WIRE will be the presenting sponsor for Cosplay Central’s Virtual Championships of Cosplay. Over 50 cosplayers took part in this year’s “at home” edition to showcase their amazing costumes, specializing in either Armor or Needlework, with an additional Beginners category for up and coming creators. SYFY WIRE correspondent Jackie Jennings will serve as a judge for this year’s competition, alongside Yaya Han, Jedimanda, and Ginoza Costuming. Jaremi Carey of Ru Paul’s Drag Race fame, will host. Fans can watch the competition go down on New York Comic Con’s YouTube Channel.

For more information on New York Comic Con's Metaverse October 8-11, please visit and NYCC’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram).

*NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Open to U.S. residents of 50 US & DC, 18+ years. Limit 1 entry per person. Odds depend on # of elig. entries. Begins 12AM (ET) 9/28/20; ends 11:59 PM (ET) 10/6/20 1 Prize: NYCC 2021 Trip. ERV: $1,600.00 Official rules and entry at Sponsor: Reed Exhibitions, a division of RELX Inc. This promotion is no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

About ReedPOP:

ReedPop is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions – the world’s leading events organizer. Launched in 2006, the group has become the number one producer of pop culture events across the globe as well as a full service digital content provider and media company. Delivering once-in-a-lifetime fan experiences curated specifically for localized audiences, ReedPop currently features events in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), PAX West, East, South, and Unplugged, Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC), Star Wars Celebration, MCM Comic Con, Eurogamer Expo (EGX), Comic Con Paris, BookCon, Comic Con Seoul, Comic Con Africa, Minecraft Festival, ComplexCon, POPSUGAR Play/Ground, Salon du Chocolat NY and more. In addition to organizing and managing events, ReedPop also runs and operates the Gamer Network and its portfolio of leading gaming websites including Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun and GamesIndustry.Biz. The staff at ReedPop are a fan-based, globally focused group of professionals that are uniquely qualified to build and serve the communities with whom they share a common passion.(


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Max Puro, DKC for ReedPop


Caitlin Galo, SYFY