Update 9/5/2018: This article has been updated to reflect changes in cast appearences.
East coast fans of Critical Role have something to rejoice about this day! If you don’t know, Critical Role is a live-play D&D (Dungeons and Dragons) hosted by Matt Mercer and a group of really nerdy voice actors! After waiting for what seems like years for the cast of Critical Role to return to the eastern side of the United States, they are gracing us with their presence at NYCC 2018. Not only that, but they also announced that they will hosting a live show on Thursday October 4, 2018. It will be canon to the current season and feature all members of the cast, except Ashley Johnson. She took to her twitter today to express her sadness in missing the live show as well as NYCC 2018.
Hey, Critter Fam! I won’t be making any of the @CriticalRole #NYCC events this year and I’m so sorry. I’m incredibly bummed I won’t be able to join in and I will miss all of you! Have a blast and send me all the pics, k? pic.twitter.com/EhlVGsukIt
— Ashley Johnson (@TheVulcanSalute) September 5, 2018
The show will take place at the United Palace in NYC. They are featuring a VIP ticket which will allow viewers to head in early and enjoy an exclusive Talks Machina Q&A hosted by Brian W. Foster, which will only ever be seen by the lucky audience! The VIP doors will open at 6pm EST, the exclusive Q&A will start a 7pm EST, general admission are allowed in at 8pm EST, and showtime starts at 9pm EST! The live show will still be shown on Geek and Sundry’s Twitch channel however it will be on an hour delay. They are asking that anyone attending the live event to please not post any spoilers on social media for those watching at home.
Tickets for the show can be purchased on Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 12pm EST on Ticketmaster here. VIP tickets will cost $214 and general admission is either $71.50, $87 or $107.50 depending on the seats you pick. The purchase of the VIP ticket will also get attendees a signed limited edition show-exclusive art print as well as other Critical Role goodies. If you are looking to attend the show make sure to be prepared to get your tickets quick as I bet my last dollar they will sell out fast! If you are unable to make the show don’t forget you can check them out during NYCC for panels, autographs and much more!