In a blog post on IDW's site, IDW announced a date and time for their event with Sonic at the New York Comic Con.

Attention convention goers, IDW and Sega are bringing the once and only Sonic The Hedgehog to New York Comic Con! 

The First Official Sonic The Hedgehog/IDW Town Hall

October 08, 2017, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

1A02, Javits Center

At SDCC, IDW announced they were taking over the Sonic the Hedgehog comic license. The comic isn’t being released til 2018 but this is the first official chance for fans to get in front of the editors to get to know them, hear some hints about what’s to come, share your own history with Sonic, and generally have an informal meet-and-greet with IDW CCO Chris Ryall, Editor Joe Hughes, and just maybe a special guest or two! Everyone in attendance will also leave with a special Sonic something, too! Join us on the ground floor of an all-new adventure with Sonic, won’t you?, won’t you?

Speakers: Joe Hughes, Chris Ryall

Sounds like those who attend will get a little swag as well. It's likely we'll learn the direction for the comic and maybe who'll be at the helm writing it. Ian has been teasingly saying "Knowing smile" on Twitter. Could he be the writer? Hopefully we'll find out Oct 8!