For some of us, ReedPOP’s New York Comic Con is like Christmas: there’s jolly folks you only get to see once a year, everyone is in a festive spirit, and there are scores of gifts to purchase (mainly for ourselves!). It’s an absolute blast for those craving a huge convention akin to the geek Mecca that is San Diego Comic Con, but much more comic oriented. This year marks the first ever New York Super Week as well, an immersive and inclusive experience that aims to bring the energy, passion and color of the entire universe of popular culture to every corner of NYC.
This year boasts big names from Marvel and DC, including Lord and Savior, Stan Lee, writers Dan Slott, Scott Snyder, Gail Simone, and artists Jerome Opena, Greg Capullo, and Humberto Ramos, among many more, even including manga creator Takeshi Obata (Death Note, Bakuman). Topping our list are also independent writers Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man, Runaways), the DeFractions (Kelly Sue & Matt), and the beautiful team up of Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie (Phonogram, Wicked+Divine).
If you’re not interested in the floppy, stapled pages of comics, there’s still tons for you to enjoy, such as panels ranging from screenings of the upcoming show, Constantine, to the debut of Marvel’s Daredevil cast, to what you can expect in the coming year from Funimation, Capcom, and more!
Maybe your tastes run more toward the art of cosplay? No worries, you have the chance to enter the Eastern Cosplay Competition, and show off the long hours put into the labor of love that is cosplay. Just make sure to find us so we can take your photo!!
Lastly, who can forget the stars lovingly sitting behind tables signing each of their fan’s loved items? NYCC has brought damn near the whole cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, so we hope you’re rejoicing, fellow Trekkies! There’s also a huge roster of voice actors from your favorite cartoons, and in some cases, actors who hit you right in the nostalgia (we’re looking at you, Ralph Macchio!). Finally, the scientific cherry on top of the convention Sunday: Bill Nye the Science Guy.
NYCC rolls into town October 9th and runs until October 12th. Grab your tickets while you still can and we will see you at the Jacob Javitz Center!