Taiwan animators to be subsidized in New York Comic Con

Taiwan government will cover expenses of artists who successfully register for event

New York Comic-Con calls for enrollment worldwide. (NYCC Facebook photo)

New York Comic-Con calls for enrollment worldwide. (NYCC Facebook photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government will subsidize Taiwanese animators who participate in the 2020 New York Comic Con (NYCC), which is open for registration until June 5.

The annual event will kick off at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan from Oct. 8 to 11. According to the Taiwan Ministry of Culture (MOC), NYCC attracted 210,000 people in 2019 and has reached nearly 280,000 followers on Facebook to date.

The ministry stated that not only comic lovers, but also Hollywood celebrities, directors, and producers would attend the event. The expo showcases video games, animations, and comics, and professionals and artists are invited to apply.

The ministry announced that Taiwanese animators who successfully register for NYCC would be reimbursed the enrollment fee of US$525, flight ticket costs, marketing expenses amounting to US$1,000 and more. The ministry will also arrange media coverage, and a personal report is required from the participating Taiwanese animator.

For more information, please visit the official NYCC website.