Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy 2014 from [IGH]!





Everyone at [insertgeekhere] wishes you an amazing 2014!   We have so much to look forward to in the upcoming year!!!

Such as:
- Lots of fun Cons!
- At least four comic events in DC and Marvel
- Final season of True Blood
- Captain America 2
- Mourning of cancelled tv shows
- Firefly comic mini series!!!
- Excitement about new TV shows
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- 75th Anniversary of Batman
- Mockingjay Part 1
- A ton of complaining about Michael Bay

And so much more I am totally forgetting!! What geeky thing are you super excited for?!



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Monday, December 30, 2013

Alfred Pennyworth - The Collectible of My Dreams



I have a toy addiction. I love them. I love them so much they're almost like a drug to me. However, since I can't afford my addiction, I like to torture myself at the end of each year, and look at all the great toys that I can't get... At least, not yet.
I never knew how much I wanted to stare at Sir Michael Caine until now

Today, I found one that made me start to feel that itch, you know, that itch that crawls over your skin and works its way into your brain and screams, "YOU MUST OWN ME!!!" I found the Hot Toys Alfred Pennyworth.


Hot Toys is known for its superior work, but something about the Alfred Pennyworth speaks to me. Maybe it's because I'm such a fan of Sir Michael Caine's work or maybe I just enjoy good craftsmanship, but dang, I want this! Look at it. It's beautiful!

I'm going to stop gushing over this and give you the details on this.



PRODUCT DETAILS

License
DC Comics
Scale
Sixth Scale Figure
Manufacturer
Hot Toys
Product Size
14.5" H (368.3mm)*
Dimensional Weight
12 lbs*
Int'l Dim. Weight
16 lbs*
Size and weight are approximate values. Learn more »
Artists:
  • Head Sculpted by Im Jung Hyuk & Yu Mi Kim
  • Head Painted by JC. Hong
  • Head Art Directed by Yulli
  • Costume Designed by Hai Lim

Alfred comes with the Batman Armory, which looks pretty great. The set comes with a ton of extras. I really just want Alfred, but I have to admit, it would be so much fun to have the Armory too. It comes with Batarangs! 

WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

The 1/6th scale Batman Armory Collectible features:
  • Authentically detailed 1/6th scale Batman Armory in The Dark Knight
  • Approximately 37 cm tall
  • Movable armory doors
  • Movable armory shelves
  • Light-up function on armory ceiling with remote control
The 1/6th scale Batman Collectible Figure features:
  • One (1) Batman head with patented Parallel Eyeball Rolling System (PERS) and four (4) interchangeable lower part of faces capturing his classic facial expressions
  • One (1) complex Batman body featuring fabric material covered with armor
Costume:
  • One (1) Batsuit collar
  • One (1) black cape
  • One (1) pair of black boots 

Six (6) pieces of interchangeable gloved palms including:
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) left open palm
  • One (1) right palm for holding batarang

Weapons:
  • One (1) surudoi saw
  • One (1) nunchuck
  • One (1) cutter
  • Two (2) smoke bombs
  • Three (3) sticky-bomb guns
  • Three (3) grappling guns
  • Three (3) Batarangs for attaching to utility belt
  • Four (4) mini mines
  • Six (6) ninja spikes
  • Eight (8) Batarangs

Accessories:
  • One (1) set of wire
  • One (1) antidote injector
  • One (1) drill
  • One (1) set of drill bits
  • One (1) big hook
  • Two (2) holders for Batarangs attachable to utility belt
  • Three (3) utility belts
  • Three (3) gun holders
  • Three (3) holders attachable to utility belt
  • Four (4) hooks
  • Five (5) sets of grappling gun clips
  • Fourteen (14) mini canisters
  • Fifteen (15) pouches
  • Twenty seven (27) rounds of ammo
  • Armory stand with the movie logo

The 1/6th scale Alfred Pennyworth Collectible Figure features:
  • Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Sir Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark Knight
  • Movie-accurate facial features with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
  • Approximately 30 cm tall
  • Body with over 30 points of articulations 
Seven (7) pieces of interchangeable palms including: 
  • One (1) pair of fists
  • One (1) pair of relaxed palms
  • One (1) pair of holding palms
  • One (1) right palm for holding batarang
  • Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted 

Costume:
  • One (1) white shirt
  • One (1) red tie
  • One (1) black vest
  • One (1) black blazer
  • One (1) black coat
  • One (1) pair of black pants
  • One (1) pair of black shoes 

Accessories:
  • Figure stand with Alfred Pennyworth nameplate and the movie logo

All product information was obtained at Sideshow Collectibles.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry X-Mas from [IGH]!




Everyone at [insertgeekhere] wishes all who celebrate 
a very Merry X-Mas!!  

(Get it? X-Mas!)

If you don't observe Christmas, we wish you a wonderful day and happy end of 2013!


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Review: The Steamworld Chronicles #1

By Reboot


Today I'm reviewing the successfully Kickstarter funded comic The Steamworld Chronicles #1. The Steamworld Chronicles was created and written by Steven Hoveke & Mike Scigliano with pencils by Ben Risbeck, inks by Mark McKena, colors by Kote Carvajal and letters by John J. Hill.

I actually got to meet Steven Hoveke and Mike Scigliano at Grasshopper Comics on Long Island some weeks ago when they were signing for the book; which is when I picked it up. I got the Walter Simonson variant cover which is great, but I probably didn't need to tell you that. When I picked up this comic, they described it as being like Indian Jones in a steampunk setting. Since there really is no better way to sum this book up quickly, I'm going to go with that. Now, to elaborate.

This is the first part in a miniseries titled "The Constantine Quest." Basically, a train gets hijacked for a particular piece of cargo, things don't go according to plan, which leads to our hero, Q, being introduced to help find the missing cargo. As Q digs deeper, he runs into faces both new and familiar and slowly beings to see how important the missing cargo really is.

The story is solid and paced pretty well. The only real complaint would be that it is fairly predictable at first. However, this is supposed to be serving as an introduction to a new world which makes it difficult to go too far beyond just setting up the story. They have plenty of time to add twists and turns along the way.


The art is also solid, but they don't take too many risks. This is both good and bad. On the one hand, the art is very clear, fluid, and the panels combined with the lettering guide you seamlessly through the story; making for a quick and easy read. Let me be clear, this is incredibly important and even some of the top tier professional comics fail at this sometimes. It highlights how skilled this team is. The downside is that the art could be pushing the envelope further and be more visually outstanding. None of the pages really popped at me as being exceptionally stunning or visually intriguing. I think for this story though, that sacrificing that for clear and fluid storytelling works.

Overall, The Steamworld Chronicles #1 is a solid story, and if you're into steampunk and like comics this is a no brainer. If you aren't by Grasshopper Comics on Long Island, you should check out their website to pick up a copy, physical or digital, of the first issue with the promise of more to come!


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Monday, December 2, 2013

Review: Schaffer The Darkord: Sick Passenger

By Reboot


Today I'm switching things up and reviewing an album; Sick Passenger by Schaffer The Darklord. Schaffer is a nerdcore rapper who put his first album, Meet Your Maker, out back in 2004. Sick Passenger marks his fourth full studio album which is his first in four years. In those four years he has performed many shows including multiple Nerdapaloozas as well as touring with MC Chris.

This is Schaffer's first full concept album complete with short skits every few songs or so. This is an idea I absolutely love, with Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson still being one of my favorites that uses that format. Basically, Schaffer is speaking with his therapist (or is he!?!?) about the many short comings he feels he's had over the years and what to do to overcome them to grow as a person. The skits on this album are quite entertaining back and forths and are hard to skip while listening even if you originally intended to just go to your favorite songs. That's the marking of a great concept album.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving for [IGH]!




Everyone at [insertgeekhere] wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving! 

For those who don't observe Thanksgiving, today Americans celebrate everything they are thankful for. We just want to say how thankful we are for you, our readers.



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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Chanukah from [IGH]





Everyone at [insertgeekhere] wishes all who celebrate a very Happy Hanukkah!!!

If you don't observe Hanukkah, we still encourage you to check out all those chocolate coins you see in the store and wish you a happy end to 2013!



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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Review: Almost Human


We had the opportunity to catch an early pilot screening of Fox's new cop drama, Almost Human.  Produced by J.J. Abram's Bad Robot, it is starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as futuristic buddy cops and premieres tonight.  

Reboot and Wilderowens share their non-spoilery reviews after the break.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review: Prime-8's #1

By Reboot

Today, I'm reviewing all digital publisher Monkey Brain Comics new series, Prime-8's #1.  This series is brought to you by Michael Moreci and Steve Seeley, the co-writers and co-creators of this series that premiered with their successful Kickstarter project that I also reviewed, Mini-Comics Included.  This full length series now has art by Kyle Latino and Jordan Gibson.

Before I go into my review, I have to briefly discuss my love of monkeys doing people things.  I have fond memories of being over my great uncle's house watching old VHS recordings of the Planet of the Apes' movies in the late 80's and early 90's.  Additionally, I spent many an hour watching Lancelot Link with my dad growing up.  If you don't know what Lancelot Link is, go internet it.  In short, monkeys make great people, and after having read Prime-8's, I can also say monkeys make great comics.

Friday, November 8, 2013

State of Syn is Here!


While at New York Comic Con, I had the opportunity to see the first two episodes of State of Syn, a new web series starring Jewel Staite and David Hewlett.  A few of you expressed great interest in the show just because of my enthusiasm.  And let me tell ya, this was one of my favorite panels of NYCC because it was so freaking awesome.

Friday, November 1, 2013

First Glimpse of Justice League: War



Now that we are fully entrenched in the DC New 52, it's about time the animated films caught up!  Warner Bros. announced JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR, based on the Origin storyline that started out the new universe.  As per Warner Bros. press release:

When the powerful Darkseid and his massive, relentless forces 
invade Earth, a group of previously unaligned super heroes 
– misunderstood and, in some cases, hunted by the 
authorities – discover the only way to fend off the attack will
 be to work together as a cohesive unit. Batman, Superman, 
Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, Shazam and, in 
his origin story, Cyborg combine their respective talents in an
 all-out battle to save the planet. Based on the 2012 graphic 
novel, “Justice League: Origin,” by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee, 
JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR provides a glance into the world 
before the Justice League was created, and offers the initial 
animated incarnation of DC Entertainment’s “The New 52.”  



This sounds great!  The film will be released on February 4, 2013 on BluRay, DVD and Digital Download.  If you can't wait, watch the trailer below.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

It's Time for All Hallow's Read!!


With Halloween right around the corner, everything is coming up scary. Most people turn to TV and movies to reach their fear quota. However, Neil Gaiman is encouraging all of us to read more with his All Hallow's Read. That's right put down the remote and pick up a comic or book. Here are some suggestions to frighten up your Halloween week.


Friday, October 25, 2013

NYCC '13: Interview about The Fifth Beatle


While at New York Comic Con, I had the distinct honor of sitting down with writer Vivek J. Tiwary and artist Andrew C. Robinson to talk about their upcoming graphic novel, The Fifth Beatle.  The Fifth Beatle recounts the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, showing not just his successes with The Beatles but his struggles with his life in England, where homosexuality was illegal at the time. I was lucky enough to have read the book before meeting with them (it comes out on Nov. 19th), so I was already bubbling over with questions.

Tiwary has been actually working on The Fifth Beatle for over 6 years but his education of Epstein's life started over 21 years ago. He was particularly inspired by Epstein's life because of everything he had to overcome, i.e. being gay and Jewish in the 1960's was particularly hard.  Robinson was also excited to see an end to the project, since he has been painting it for over four years. They both almost seem like they don't believe their work has been accomplished. As Tiwary put it, most Beatles projects don't see fruition so this is a huge deal.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

NYCC '13: The Wonders of Artist Alley

By Reboot

Borrowed from panelsonpages.com
I was fortunate enough to spend all four days over at NYCC this year, and the vast majority of it I spent in Artist Alley. Having talked to many convention goers and people in and around the comic book industry, I often hear that Artist Alley is the heart of any comic convention. Not the Verizon booth or the GEICO booth, but Artist Alley (shocking, I know). That's not to say that those sort of things shouldn't be welcome as they do bring in a lot of money for the convention as far as paying for exhibitor space, but you get what I mean.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

It's time for our NYCC Con In A Bag Giveaway!!!

That's right!  The piles have been sorted and bags have been packed up!  It's time for our annual NYCC Con In A Bag Giveaway!!!

For all you new readers, the Con In A Bag is no ordinary giveaway.  This is what your giveaway bag would look like if you had actually attended the show, complete with the back pain after you carry it.  So, you get all the stuff everyone wants, like the autographs, exclusive items, t-shirts, toys and of course, comics.  But you also have the random stuff handed to you like flyers, buttons and weird little things that howl at you.  Yep, your bag will randomly howl at you on occasion.  The only thing we don't include are the long lines and back pain.

So, for this time around, we had enough awesome, amazing stuff plus weird random stuff to create TWO great bags for TWO lucky readers!  Check out the awesome stuff that will be in one of the two bags.


Look at all the prezzies!  Some of this stuff could be all yours!
Except the chair.  That stays here.

A big thank you to our sponsors ComicMix, Dark Horse Comics, and Mega Bloks.  We love these companies so very much and you should check out the awesome they produce!

So get moving and enter now!!  This contest ends when Halloween does, so get moving now!



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Monday, October 21, 2013

NYCC '13: State of Syn Screening

By Friday night, I was exhausted and wandering around the convention center while it was shutting down around me. There were still some panels going on that I knew I wanted to check out. I walked into the closest one, which happened to be for the upcoming series State of Syn.

I had written it down because it had David Hewlett from Stargate Atlantis on the panel. I also knew that one friend was moderating and another friend was in the audience. When I finally made it inside, I had already missed the introduction. However, I got inside just in time for the premiere screening of the first two episodes.

Monday, October 14, 2013

NYCC '13: Day Four Recap


The last day of con is always so bittersweet. I'm sad that it's almost over but at the same time, I can't wait to go to sleep and I definitely won't miss the crowds. Sunday at NYCC is also fun/aggravating because it's Kids Day! I like seeing all the adorable cosplaying kids but it's harder to walk since there are tiny obstacles running around. It's also the grossest day of the con since some people fail to observe basic needs. But still, Sunday has some perks, including great deals to be had from dealers that want to carry home as little merch as possible.  Sadly, my partner in crime, Wysefyre, was unable to come today so I was bummed that she missed out on the last day merch.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

NYCC '13: Early Screening of NBC's Dracula


I attended the first public screening of NBC's Dracula last night at New York Comic Con. To be honest, I hadn't heard much about the show except for a couple teaser clips and posters so I wasn't really sure what to expect. The only tidbit I knew was that Cole Haddon was a creator of the show and I had loved his graphic novel, The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde.   FYI, he kept his promise.  There are no sparkly vampires.




This post is SPOILER-FILLED so if you are allergic to spoilers,

go read another tasty article on [insertgeekhere].


NYCC '13 Day Three Recap

NYCC is one of my favorite times of the year, but I am not a fan of Saturdays. All the coolest stuff happens on Saturday because that's when all the working people can come. It makes sense, but it also makes for a very crowded con. So, instead of walking the floor like I had been doing the past few days, I decided to make Saturday my panels day.

My day started with the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel, which was filled with writers, podcasters, and comic book artists discussing all things Who. It was a great panel, but it wouldn't be a Doctor Who panel without a Doctor. The 6th Doctor himself, Colin Baker crashed the panel, along with Big Finish Productions chairman and co-executive, Jason Haight-Ellery, and the man you never want to hear say, "EXTERMINATE," Nicholas Briggs.

Next, I ran to the J. Michael Straczynski panel, only to remember a couple minutes later that I needed to be on the other side of the Javits, trying to get into the Once Upon a Time panel. I left Mr. Straczynski in the middle of an interesting conversation with a fan about radioactive residue in Canada to hurry over to the Empire Stage. I went into the Marvel Video Games, got the scoop on what's coming up, got to geek out over the new stuff coming to Marvel Avengers Alliance and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes, then settled in for the Once Upon a Time panel.

The Once Upon a Time Panel wasn't the most exciting panel I went to that day, but it was extremely informative and a good time was had by all. We got to see the first act of this week's episodes of Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time: Wonderland, and we were treated to a surprise guest - Jennifer Morrison.


Saturday, October 12, 2013

NYCC '13: Chat with Georges Jeanty about the Whedonverse


At New York Comic Con, I got a chance to chat briefly with Whedonverse artist Georges Jeanty. And I mean briefly chat. It was exactly 4 min 50 seconds. I timed it. He did confirm some details for me about the upcoming Serenity comics. I also quickly questioned him about any upcoming involvement with Buffy.

Ok, I bulleted all the details for a quick read. Just remember, 


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NYCC '13: Day Two Recap

Day Two of New York Comic Con always feels like a real con day because it's a totally full convention center. The crowds are double the volume and double the headache.


I opted to skip the people troughs this morning and arrived just before 11. First stop was checking out the latest offering from Mega Bloks. Their new Call of Duty items look fantastic! Then I went on a freebie hunt for a bit, snagging a lot including special collector's item for our bags! I also ran the gauntlet of autographs at Dark Horse comics. I got to chat briefly with Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless (The Answer!), Bryan J. L. Glass (Furious), Donny Cates (Buzzkill and Hunter Quaid), and Eliot Rahal (Hunter Quaid).

My favorite was sitting down to interview Vivek J. Tiwary and Andrew C. Robinson about their upcoming book The Fifth Beatle. These two guys are great and having read it, I know they have created something amazing.

Friday, October 11, 2013

NYCC '13: Necessary Evil: Super Villains of DC Comics


On the first day of NYCC, I attended the World Premiere of Necessary Evil: Super Villains of DC Comics. This documentary really looks at the role of the super villain in the telling of a DC story.  You can check out the trailer from SDCC this year.

Ultimately, this documentary looks at the value of the villain in a story. The theory that the villain is more important to the story because without the villain, the hero wouldn't exist. Villains represent the protagonist while heroes represent the antagonist. They also discussed the psychological impact of villains.



NYCC '13 Day 1 Recap

Yesterday, New York Comic Con '13 kicked off. This year, they're doing things a little different. Con attendees have to go through a security checkpoint and get their badges checked in. I wasn't sure if it would cause problems for people trying to get in, but at the time we arrived, it seemed to be working. This was created to help cut down people trying to use counterfeit passes, and it made things feel a little more organized, which is always nice.

Wilderowens and I started the day in the queue line. Haven't had that experience in a while, and it was a good reminder as to what it feels like to be jam packed with a bunch of people who are all excited to go to the same place as you. Some of the costumes I saw on line were amazing. I just wish I could have gotten some pictures, but everyone was moving too fast, and I'm too short to get good overhead shots. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Review: Buzzkill #2


By Reboot

Today, I'm reviewing issue 2 of 4 of Dark Horse Comics' Buzzkill.  This is part of Dark Horse Comics' push for more superhero comics and was created by Donny Cates and Mark Resnicek.  The script itself was written by Donny Cates with art by Geoff Shaw.


For those of you who haven't read issue 1 of Buzzkill (you should read it right now then) here's the premise; a man named Ruben (that's not his real name) starts going to AA meetings again to help him get over his addictions because they give him uncontrollable powers.  Not a feeling of power,  like super strength and super speed.  They make him a super hero.  But with these powers, he's also hurt people he loves and people he's never and will never meet. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

My Fav NYCC Promotions for 2013!

Every year before NYCC, I get slammed with a ton of emails from different companies promoting their booth.  Honestly, it is a disturbing amount.  Still, it is always nice to see what people are going to be there or what free item they are giving away.

This year, a few promotions really stood out as my must-have favorites.

ComiXology's Limited Edition Art Cards
Booth #1928

Yes, I know almost every comic company booth offers art cards as a freebie to get signed.  Still, when they are limited to 100 and this pretty looking, I'm thinking yay!  There are more than I have shown and you can check out the signing schedule for details.





Harper Voyager Digital Book Signing
Booth #2118-2119

Yep, you read that right.  They are giving away signed e-books.  I have no idea how this is going to work but I am super curious.  The books they are giving away are signed e-books by C. Robert Cargill, Alison Gaylin, Richard Kadrey, Adam Mansbach, Wendy Corsi Staub, and David Wellington.  The event is Friday Oct. 11 at 6pm and is definitely one of the most unique events this year at NYCC.


Christopher Jones Art Disco Nightwing Print
Artist Alley Booth #D9

Ok, full confession: I didn't get an official email about this one but it is still one of the best things at NYCC so I'm adding it.  Christopher Jones is an awesome artist, who is currently on DC's Young Justice.  Even if you aren't a fan, you have gotta appreciate the awesomeness of this print.  All you need to do to get it is like him on FB, so the price is right too.  Get there early to make sure you get one!



If you think I've overlooked this amazing promotion that must be shared with the masses, tell me at insertgeekhere (AT) gmail (DOT) com.  Also, make sure to check out our NYCC Party List so you know where all the best stuff is happening after the con floor closes!  See you on the floor tomorrow!


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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Review: The Other Dead #1

By Reboot


Today, I review the first installment of IDW's The Other Dead. This comic is brought to you by co-creator's comic's veteran Joshua Ortega and Art Asylum co-founder Digger T. Mesch, with art by Qing Ping Mui, colors by Blond, and with creative consulting by indie comics legend Kevin Eastman. Additionally, this comic is based on a film treatment by Digger T. Mesch.

The premise of The Other Dead is that something is causing dead animals to be reanimated in Southern Louisiana. We see these events unfolding primarily around one dysfunctional family. I don't want to give away any hints the story gives as to why they're coming back, but it does have some subtleties to it so keep your eyes peeled!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Party at NYCC 2013!!!

We are only a few weeks away from the biggest geek party on the east coast, New York Comic Con!!!  While the con is fun, there are always fun opps happening around town.  Plus, after a long day on lines, don't ya just want a drink?  Here is our ever-expanding list of all the cool off-site events for your pleasure.  Keep checking back because we will be updating it to the very last seconds!

If you know of a party/event that is happening but missing from our list, feel free to let us know!  Email us at insertgeekhere AT gmail DOT com.

Post Updated 10-10-13


Thursday, October 10, 2013

ADVENTURE TIME ENCYCLOPAEDIA MEGA-EVENT 
6:00 - 8:00pm

Forbidden Planet NYC
832 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Join us for an all ages event featuring guests and giveaways from one of the biggest animation franchises on planet Earth!  Appearing here at FP that night will be Martin Olson (AKA The Lord of Evil, and author of the Adventure Time Encyclopaedia), Olivia Olson (the voice of Marceline), Jessica Dicicco (Flame Princess), and AT illustrators Celeste Moreno and Mahendra Singh.

MootCon 2
6:30pm
The Australian NYC
20 West 38 St.
New York, New York 10018

Kick off NYCC with fans of Game of Thrones for Fire and Lunch's 2nd Annual MootCon!  Join other Game of Thrones fans for a few drinks. Trade theories, argue about when GRRM will finish Winds of Winter and make a few toasts to Jon Snow!  Event is open to all and it is free. No NYCC ticket required. And if that doesn’t sound awesome enough, we will be raffling off some cool prizes too!

Brooklyn Defender NYCC Pint Night
7:00 PM

Beer Culture
328 W 45th St.
New York, NY 10036

New York Comic Con's official beer -- the Brooklyn Defender, brewed together with Brooklyn Brewey -- will be taking down skunked beer across NYC during the NYCC Pint Night series. Take home a limited edition Brooklyn Defender pint glass when you do your part to Defend Beer (while supplies last). You don’t need to RSVP for these events, but NYCC does recommend showing up early to get your paws on these limited edition glasses!

[as]central-Toonami Faithful NYCC Meetup Party
7:00pm

Junior's NYC
New York, New York 10036

[as]central and Toonami Faithful are planning a NYCC meetup. We're planning to meet up at Junior's in Midtown, but we want to see who actually will be attending before we nail down a reservation. We promise much conversation about [adult swim] and Toonami, as well as some swank prizes, courtesy of [adult swim].

Vanishing Points: Comics, Communities, & Creativity
7:00pm

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St.
New York, New York 10009

Tickets are $20; New York Comic-Con badge holders receive a drink ticket with paid admission. Cash bar available after 9pm.

Depth Of Field Magazine is proud, humble, excited, and a maybe even a little giddy to bring you VANISHING POINTS -- two nights of panel discussions, signings, and revelry with an incredible array of artists, publishers, musicians, and other folks who love and are influenced by comics.

*FIRST PANEL, 7pm:
Comics: Not Only, But ALSO For Kids
An informal discussion of the universal appeal of comics, the breaking down of boundaries between kids and adult comics, and the role of sequential art in both education and entertainment.

*SECOND PANEL, 8pm:
Comics & Pop Music
A conversation on the long-standing relationship between music and comics, the two forms’ shared history and common inspirations, and the new wave of music-centric titles that are poised to reach an audience beyond that of traditional comic readers.

*GUESTS INCLUDE:
-Laura Lee Gulledge (creator of Page by Paige and Will And Whit graphic novels)
-Jamal Igle (creator of Molly Danger, artist of IDW’s KISS series)
-David Gallaher (co-creator and writer of The Only Living Boy, High Moon, and Box 13)
-Calista Brill (editorial director, First Second Books)
-Joe Keatinge (writer of Morbius The Living Vampire, Marvel Knights: Hulk, Glory, and author/co-creator of Hell Yeah)
-Janet K. Lee (artist of Lost Vegas, Return Of The Dapper Men, and Marvel Comics’ Jane Austen adaptations)
-Tony Cliff (creator of First Second Books’ Delilah Dirk And The Turkish Lieutenant)
-Andrew Robinson (DC/Dark Horse cover artist, artist of The Fifth Beatle, creator of Dusty Star and The Space Junkies)
-Charles Soule (author/co-creator of Twenty-Seven, Strange Attractors, and Letter 44, author of Superman/Wonder Woman, Thunderbolts, Red Lanterns, Swamp Thing, and Marvel’s upcoming She-Hulk series.
-Vivek J. Tiwary (writer/creator of The Fifth Beatle)

Complimentary cocktails and light refreshments will be offered throughout the panel programming

At 9pm, prepare your ears for a rotating selection of DJs and musical acts. It's impossible to predict what will happen, but so far we know we'll have:
-Charles Soule and his band
-DJ Alex Story
-16 year old songwriter/activist Samia and friends
-more TBA!

Dynamite Entertainment & The Beat’s NYCC Welcome Party & CBLDF Member Drive
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

$$$ GET TICKETS HERE $$$

Smithfield
215 W 28th St
New York, NY 10001

Dynamite Entertainment & The Beat kick NYCC off with a big bang on Thursday, October 10! Come join comics’ greatest creators and Be Counted as a member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at the Smithfield in the heart of NYC!  This party is free for all CBLDF members, and if you join or renew at the event you’ll get in for free and receive special gifts from Dynamite & CBLDF! Donors joining or renewing their CBLDF Membership at the $50 level or higher will receive a free open bar wristband, while supplies last!

THE MARY SUE’S NEW YORK COMIC CON PARTY!  - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!!
8:00 p.m.

Space 10011
524 West 19th St.
New York, NY

We know NYCC is a busy time for everyone, which is why we’re having our get together on Thursday. We also know this means some of you might not be in town yet, and for that we are truly sorry. But for those who can make it, it’s come as you are! Feel free to come in cosplay if you’re still dressed up from the show but it’s just a casual event to meet fellow geeks (and perhaps a few non-geeks) and probably get into some really nerdy discussions. We’ll even have a few fun things to give away!

New York Comic-Con Cosplay Bash
**Must be 21+ years old**
8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Hudson Terrace Salon
621 West 46th St.
New York, NY

Cosplayers, assemble Thursday, October 10 in your best costume for the New York Comic-Con Cosplay Bash!**
FREE Drinks, Food and Prizes celebrating the upcoming launch of Hello Hero, a new free-to-play mobile RPG from publisher and developer, Fincon

KEVIN SMITH'S FATMAN ON BATMAN LIVE!
9:30pm

Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway
New York, NY 10019

$$$ GET TICKETS HERE $$$

Kickoff New York City Comic Con with SModCo podcast FATMAN ON BATMAN! with special guests AMC's Comic Book Men Bryan Johnson, Walter Flanagan, Ming Chen, and Michael Zapcic.


Friday, October 11 2013

LEGENDARY COMICS NIGHT AT FPNYC 
6:00pm

Forbidden Planet NYC
832 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

We’ll be celebrating Legendary Comics night here at The Planet, the final event in our New York City Comic-Con week series.  Join us at 6pm to meet special guests MATT WAGNER (The Tower Chronicles, Grendel, Mage) followed by MAX BROOKS (World War Z) and SHANE DAVIS (Superman: Earth One) at 7pm.

BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD
7:00pm

The Paley Center for Media in New York City
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY

Warner Archive Collection and The Paley Center for Media, in conjunction with New York Comic Con, proudly present a special event celebrating Warner Archive’s upcoming Blu-ray™ release of Batman: The Brave And The Bold. The popular animated television series will be celebrated with an episodic screening and a lively panel discussion featuring Diedrich Bader, the voice of Batman.

A limited number of free tickets are available for the general public. Fans wishing to receive free tickets to the New York event on must RSVP via email to BatmanBATB@gmail.com.

The body of all fan RSVP emails MUST include the following:

Name of the entrant
A valid email address
The name of the media outlet/website by which the entrant learned of the screening
Tickets will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis, and fans will be notified via email.

New Paradigm Studios invades JHU Comics!
7:00pm

JHU Comic Books
32 East 32nd St, New York, New York 10016

Meet Rick Leonardi, Karl Bollers, Paul Mendoza, and Ryan Wardlow of NPS' WATSON AND HOLMES! Also in attendance, Vito Delsante will be unveiling his new project, WWM: WORLD WAR MOB, to the public months before it's January street date! Get there early or rush over after the convention...

WASTED CINEMA Batman screening
7:00pm doors, 9pm screening

Legends
6 W. 33rd St.
New York, NY

Just in time for New York Comic Con, Wasted Cinema will be showing Adam West's 1966 Batman at our favorite Midtown bad movie night bar, Legends, on Friday October 12. At Wasted Cinema, we do more than just watch awesomely bad movies. You're encouraged to interact and take part in our "toastworthy moments" - movie cues that tell you when to drink along with the absurdity on screen. Movie themed-cocktails and drink specials should add to your enjoyment of this already thoroughly enjoyable film. Plus a live Twitter stream where you can share your commentary, Batman trivia and a raffle to win awesome prizes. A full dinner menu is also available. So come early to get a seat, find old friends, make new ones and sharpen up your wit before the movie starts.

Lecture and Opening Reception for Battling Boy by Paul Pope
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tickets range from $7-15
$$$ GET TICKETS HERE $$$
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63rd St.
New York, NY 10065

Author/illustrator Paul Pope will discuss his career and work. A master of gritty sci-fi epics, Paul Pope is known for genre-bending storytelling and frenetic, stylish artwork.
The lecture will be followed by a cocktail reception and book signing.

The Second Image Comics/Multiversity Comics Big NYCC Party
21+!  Suggested $10 donation to the Hero Initiative to get in.
8:00pm until 12:00am

STITCH
247 W. 37th St.
New York, New York

We are pleased to announce that this year at New York Comic Con 2013, Multiversity and Image Comics will be teaming up to host THE BIG NYCC PARTY to raise money for the Hero Initiative. The Hero Initiative is a charity that raises money to help support creators in need and gives to those who have helped foster, develop and pioneer the medium we all love so much. At last year’s event, Image Comics and Multiversity raised over $3,000 dollars for the charity thanks to the many fans who came out and attended. In exchange for your donation, you will automatically be entered into a raffle to win one (1) copy of all of Image’s exclusives for NYCC 2013!

The Ghouligans Presents! NYCC Party
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$8.00 - $10.00
$$$ GET TICKETS HERE $$$

littlefield
622 Degraw St.
Brooklyn, New York 11217

The Ghouligans! and Parade Grounds invite you to their New York Comic Con / "My Valentine" music video release party!  Come hang out with The Ghouligans! in Brooklyn as they host a hometown monster mash-up celebration! Along with friends and co-host Parade Grounds where they will unveil their brand new music video for "My Valentine".

Featuring Performance by:
Parade Grounds
The Letter Yellow
Gypsy George & the Open Road Love Affair

SONICBOOMBOX NYCC AFTERPARTY  - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!!!
Venue fee: $10. Must be 21+. No exceptions.
8:30pm

The Hudson Bond
215 West 40th Street, New York, New York 10018

Kick off your NYCC weekend with our big afterparty -- drinks, cosplay, music, videogames, giveaways and more!

DANCES OF VICE: PULP SCIENCE FICTION PARTY
10:00 PM – 4:00 AM

21+!  $8 in advance/ $10 at the door

The Gallery at LPR
158 Bleecker St.
New York, NY

Dances of Vice will be celebrating the golden age of pulp science fiction at this New York Comic Con afterparty featuring live music by Morricone Youth, DJs, and scifi costume giveaways by Singularity & Co Books! Followed by a special "Dance on Mars" Disko Nouveaux set from 1:00 AM – 4:00 AM!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

THE WALKING DEAD ESCAPE NEW YORK CITY
Must be 14 years as of October 12th, 2013.
6:45PM-MIDNIGHT
PIER 86- THE INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM

$$$ GET TICKETS HERE $$$ *Save $15 with code NYCC*

Choose from two ways to participate in The Walking Dead Escape. You can participate as a Survivor and race through the Walker infested evacuation zone; or a Walker who becomes one of the undead.  

Vanishing Points: Comics, Communities, & Creativity
7:00pm

Nuyorican Poets Cafe
236 E. 3rd St.
New York, New York 10009

Tickets are $25; New York Comic-Con badge holders receive a drink ticket with paid admission. Cash bar available after 9pm.

Depth Of Field Magazine is proud, humble, excited, and maniacally happy to bring you VANISHING POINTS -- two nights of panel discussions, signings, and revelry with an incredible array of artists, publishers, musicians, and other folks who love and are influenced by comics.

*FIRST PANEL, 7pm:
Seeing Ourselves In Comics
A discussion about creating work that appeals to diverse audiences, and how comics reflect and affect our lives and society.

*SECOND PANEL, 8pm:
Hip-Hop & Comics: Cultures Combining
We present an incredible line-up of comic creators and Hip-Hop legends will shed light on the ways Hip-Hop and comics have inspired each other, give historical perspective on common elements and influences, and showcase new and upcoming projects.

*GUESTS INCLUDE:
-Kelly Sue DeConnick (author of Marvel Comics’ Captain Marvel and Avengers Assemble, and Dark Horse’s Ghost)
-Eric Orr (graffiti and fine artist, graphic designer, creator of “Rappin’ Max Robot”, the first rap comic book)
-Adam “Illus” Wallenta (co-creator of the Public Enemy comic book, acclaimed MC, artist of numerous album covers)
-Johnny “Juice” Rosado (DJ and producer for Public Enemy, Leaders Of The New School, Son Of Bazerk, and other acts)
-Pete Rock (pioneering producer and DJ, half of legendary Hip-Hop duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth)
-Ronald Wimberly (creator of Prince Of Cats, artist of Vertigo’s Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm, writer of the upcoming DMC comic series)
-Matthew Rosenberg (author of Black Mask Studios’ 12 Reasons To Die)

Complimentary cocktails and light refreshments will be offered throughout the panel programming

At 9pm, prepare your ears for a rotating selection of DJs and musical acts. It's impossible to predict what will happen, but so far we know we'll have:
-DJ Johnny ‘Juice’ Rosado (of Public Enemy)
-Likwuid Stylez (renowned independent performing artist, vocalist, and MC)
-more TBA!

THE METAVERSE - THE OFFICIALLY UN-OFFICIAL COMIC CON AFTER PARTY!
Tickets $20-65
7:00pm until 4:00am

$$$ GET TICKETS HERE $$$

Times Scare
669 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10036

Have a great Comic Con and looking to Cosplay and rage into the night? Or maybe you couldn't get into NYCC this year (SOLD OUT!?) but still want to show off that great new Costume outfit you made? Well, our dorky-yet-awesomely dressed friends, you don't have to be left out! Get ready for 3 different costume theme party rooms, 6 DJ's, 3 Live Bands, A Lightsaber show, and Nerdy Burlesque, ALL at THE METAVERSE Comic Con After Party! Costume Themes you say?!?! SCI-FI, SUPER HEROES, and STEAMPUNK, with THOUSANDS of dollars in Prizes in our costume contest!!! Shiny.... Open Bar with VIPS and Zombies Galore! Dorothy wouldn't want to go home from this, Toto.

ROCK COMIC CON 6: The Nerd Music Festival
7:30pm

$7 Advance, $10 Door
$$$ GET TICKETS HERE $$$
Pioneers
138 W. 29th St.
New York, NY

FEATURING:
Daenerys & The Targaryans – H2Awesome! –  Fortress of Attitude – Chronicles of Sound – Special Guests
Excitement has grown every year with ROCK COMIC CON as it continues to be the ideal NEW YORK COMIC CON after-party event.  The perfect place for Heroes, Zombies, Jedi Knights and Fans of all kinds to get their “Nerd” Rock on, this will be the 6th incarnation of ROCK COMIC CON, also known as The Nerd Music Festival.  ROCK COMIC CON is the place to mingle and rock your face off featuring a horde of nerd rock bands and LIVE Art by Professional Comic Book artists, LIVE video games, prizes, costumes, giveaways and Special Guests.

NY SciFi & Fantasy New York Comic Con After Party!
8:00pm until 2:00am

Quinn's Irish Pub
356 W 44th St.
New York, NY

NY SciFi & Fantasy (www.NYSciFi.com) has reserved the entire 2nd floor of Harley's Smokeshack (formerly the Irish Rogue)!  Unwind after Saturday's Comic Con at Harley's Smokeshack (formerly the Irish Rogue), less than 20 minute WALK away!

NYCC Cosplay Afterparty with Yaya Han, sponsored by Midtown Comics
8:00pm

Must be 21+. Venue fee: $10 before 10, $15 after.

SlateNY
54 W. 21st St, New York, New York 10010

Come party with the awesome Yaya Han ("Heroes of Cosplay") Saturday night after the con! Cosplay contest, prizes, and more!  Cosplay is encouraged but not required :)

INDY AFTER PARTY 2013
8:30 PM – 3:00 AM

PIG & WHISTLE Irish Pub
951 Second Ave
New York, NY

A celebration of the innovators and creators in the Independent Comics market as sponsored by the actual inventors and investors of 21st century storytelling!

9:00pm until 12:00am

JHU Comic Books
32 East 32nd St.
New York, New York 10016

Sponsored by Jerry's Artarama, Action Lab Entertainment and JHU Comic books cordially invite you to join us as we launch Jamal Igle's graphic album series, Molly Danger.

Snikt 2: Gays of Future Past Dance Party
10:00 PM

Tickets are $5

Bartini 642
10th Ave
New York, NY 10036

Geeks OUT is proud to host SNIKT 2, a queer geek dance party on Saturday night during New York Comic Con! Celebrate being a proud queer geek and dance the night away with your new friends from the Con! DJ Big Ragoo will be spinning your favorite songs throughout the night, great drink specials and awesome people! Remember, you're the best at what you do, and what you do is CUT UP THE DANCE FLOOR.

BASSMENT SATURDAYS PRESENTS: COMIC CON AFTER PARTY
11:00 PM – 4:00 AM

Tickets $30 (FREE to COMIC CON attendees – just bring your Badges for Free Entrance)

The Studio at Webster Hall
125 E. 11th St.
New York, NY 10003

STAR WARS – Empire, Rebels, and all creatures in between – costumes are strongly encouraged!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

NYC Zombie Crawl
Age: 21+
4pm - 8pm (afterparty starts at 8:30pm)

Twins Pub and McGarry's Pub
 9th Ave Btwn 33rd and 34th St
New York, NY 10001


The NYC Zombie Crawl is back for its 7th annual lurch around Manhattan on Sunday, October 13th! Expect the usual zombie shenanigans sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon with great drink specials! This year we're heading uptown with a crawl through Times Square and an afterparty for NY Comic Con! The party starts at 4pm only three blocks from Comic Con and will all culminate in a blood fueled after party at Culture Club (20 W 39th St btwn 5th and 6th ave) at 8:30pm with the 'Night of the Stripping Dead' stage show featuring some of the hottest undead burlesque performers in the world as well as live music, sideshow performances and more!

The after party will feature special guest Narcissister, a puzzle, wrapped in an enigma, presented in a riddle. A Brooklyn based artist that blends vaudeville and burlesque into her own unique brand of over the top performance that you have to see to believe. As seen on 'America's Got Talent' as well as in installations at the Museum of Contemporary Art, you can attempt to find out more at www.narcissister.com.

The NYC Zombie Crawl will begin at 4pm at neighboring bars Twins Pub and McGarry's Pub (9th Ave Btwn 33rd and 34th St, NYC)with our usual FREE zombie meet-up! You must be 21+ to enter the bar and for 2 and 1/2 hours, zombies are invited to hang out while our zombie technicians will be providing makeup for civilians who wish to become undead for a small fee (starting at $5). We'll have free Video Game sampling stations from YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z - the new Zombie Ninja game! We'll also be giving away tickets for the 5K Zombie Run, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES which hits Brooklyn on October 26th!

At 6:30pm, Zombies will depart and roam through the wild streets of Manhattan, up through Times Square with a pitstop at a bar TBA there before heading to the NYC Zombie Afterparty at 8:00pm.

8:30pm - 7th Annual NYC Zombie Afterparty at CULTURE CLUB presents 'Night of the Stripping Dead'!
20 W 39th St btwn 5th and 6th ave - $13 for zombies, $15 for humans, 21+ to enter
Drink specials from Pabst Blue Ribbon
*NARCISSISTER will perform her jaw dropping performance art/burlesque numbers!
*RIGOR MORTIS REVUE - Zombie horror burlesque with Scarlett Storm and her undead sexpots!
* Live music from SCREAMIN' REBEL ANGELS and SKELETAL LIFE
* Sideshow performances from DISGRACELAND FAMILY FREAKSHOW
*Late night HOT ZOMBIE CONTEST
*The return of "STRIP FOR PAIN: The World's Most Dangerous Game Show'
There will be zombie projections throughout the night including an Exclusive sneak preview from Troma Films' latest, "Return to the Class of Nuke Em High"!

Gaimova's The 2013 Comic-Con After Party
Age: 21+
5pm - 2am

Radio Star Karaoke
3 West 35th St.
New York, NY 10001

WHAT TO EXPECT

There will be Dancing and Singing Karaoke (Cosplay Style)
There will be Anime and Movies (Walking Dead Season Premiere)
There will be Nintendo DS Lan Parties
There will be PC gaming (Wi-fi enabled)
There will be all 3 consoles (Xbox 360, PS3, Nintendo Wii)

POST-EVENT!!

Signing for BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY
Monday, October 14, 2013 (aka The Day AFTER NYCC)
7:00 pm

Union Square Barnes & Noble
33 East 17th St.
New York, NY 10003

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo will be the guests-of-honor at a Q&A and signing for BATMAN VOL. 3: DEATH OF THE FAMILY. 



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