Monday, October 10, 2011

Road to NYCC '11: Special Events

Oh my god! I just realized NYCC is only three days away. That’s right. THREE days. What am I going to do? Who am I going to see? Will I remember to eat? More importantly, where am I going to go after the con?

Here is a list of all the great events happening after the Javits Center lights dim and the partying begins as well as a few taking place while the sun is still shining.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Jim Hanley’s Universe is hosting a pre-NYCC MEGA-signing event. Several select creators will be on hand, snacks and drinks will be provided and the first 50 people to buy a comic from the featured creators will get a little something special. Starts at 6:30 PM.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Clutter Launch Party - 7 PM Join Clutter Magazine as they celebrate all the exciting new Clutter developments including the formation of the Clutter Media Group at Concrete Bar

Kick-Off Concert - 7:30 PM Available to anyone with a VIP or 4-day pass. Taking place in the IGH Theater with DJ Z-Trip and Tom Morello, this concert is sure to be a blast. RSVPs were required but there are always a few no-shows.

Jim Hanley's Universe - 8:00 PM Not only are they having a pre-NYCC event but they are also having a preview night event. This signing will feature some of the creators behind DC's New 52!

Friday, Oct. 14

Frank Miller Signing - 7:00 PM Join acclaimed writer, Frank Miller, at the Union Square Barnes & Noble, as he sits down with Legendary Comics EIC, Bob Schreck to discuss his long-awaited graphic novel, Holy Terror.

Geek Girls Unite - 7:00 PM Come by NYU Bookstores for what is billed as a “reading/signing/rock show” featuring Leslie Simon and Jenny Owen Youngs.

Drinks for a Cure @ NYCC - 9:00 PM Presented by iFanboys and Shirts for a Cure, stop by Idle Hands Bar, enjoy good music, great company, and support a great cause by purchasing specific drinks.

S.O.S.Gamers New York Comic Con HERO PARTY - 9:00 PM Head over to the Tenth Rail for a little dancing, drinking, or getting your game on.

Rock Comic Con 2 - 9:00 PM Over at Tobacco Road, nerd bands Kirby Krackle, Paul and Storm, and H2Awesome will be featured along with several other special guests. Various professional cartoonists will be on hand, creating pieces that will be auctioned off to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Doors open at 7:30 PM so get there fast because this is an event that WILL sell out.

Warren Ellis Captured Ghosts Sneak Peek - 11:15 PM Officially premiering at the Napa Valley Film Festival in November, this documentary on the amazing Warren Ellis (yes, I am a huge fan), will be shown at the Cinema Theater.

Saturday, Oct. 15

*updated Galactic Girl: Attack of the Starbarians - 6:00 PM Over at the Hasboro Stage to see this Off-Broadway play for free. 

Geek Girls Network #NYCC Geek-Out - 7:00 PM This year’s theme is... zombies! Come on down to Stitch Bar & Lounge. Meet up with old friends, make some new ones, and get some awesome swag. We're one of the sponsors so we will definitely be there, so be sure to say hi!

IGN/1UP Meet & Greet - 7:15 PM Hang out with the writers from IGN and 1UP at 300 New York Bowl Lanes. Eat, drink, bowl, and get a cool t-shirt.

Silver Circle Test Screening - 7:30 PM Participants will have an opportunity to view an incomplete flim, offer suggestions, and gain insight into the world of animation.

NY Comic-Con Artist Afterparty - 8:00 PM Located at the Identity Lounge and featuring the First Annual Fight Club Artist Battle, surround yourself with fantastic artists while enjoying good tunes and drinks.

The indy AFTER PARTY 2011 - 8:00 PM Celebrate all that is indie comics with creators and innovators over at Blaggard's Pub.

CYBERTRON vs STIMULATE - 9:00 PM Blacklight performances, go-go dancers, gaming, giveaways and more will be happening over at the Gramercy Theatre.

RUBY-OKEY 2011 - 10:00 PM Feel the need to get your karaoke on? Head over to Stout NYC for booze, song, laughs and fun.

James Marsters Concert - 10:30 PM You know him from Buffy, Angel, Torchwood, Caprica, Hawaii Five-O, now discover his music as he gives a performance at Broadway Bar in Amityville, NY, a mere 60 minutes away from NYC.

Sunday, Oct. 16

NYC Zombie Crawl - 4:00 PM Help take over NYC by getting gussied up in your zombie best and joining the crawl. Head over to the Beauty Bar NYC to get made up or get creative and do it yourself. The crawl will be filmed to be part of a music video and there will be a an afterparty at Arlene’s Grocery.

Comic-Con AFTER PARTY - 5:00 PM The official NYCC after party will be taking place at Radio Star Karaoke. There will be gaming, tv watching, Pokemon card battles, karaoke, and more! 

Dances of Vice: TOKYO BLADE RUNNER - 9:00 PM Live music and performances will be taking place at Le Poisson Rouge as a “neo-Tokyo glamour” takes places as a tribute to the classic film, “Blade Runner”.

I will continue to update this as more events appears. If I have left any out, throw them my way and I will include them. Hope to see you at some of these, and if anyone knows where I can get a clone or two to go to all of these, please let me know.

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