Tuesday, October 9, 2012

NYCC '12: Special Events

Oh my god! I just realized NYCC is only two days away. That’s right. TWO days. What am I going to do? Who am I going to see? What kind of goodies will I get? 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 out.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

A Celebration of Pop Comics!
"Wednesday, October 10th, on the eve of New York Comic Con, Depth Of Field Magazine is proud to present an evening of conversation, refreshments, signings, and general revelry as we celebrate the intersection of comic books and popular music. 

This event take place at Jim Hanley's Universe on West 33rd Street, beginning at 7pm. The panel discussion features an astounding line-up of artists, writers, and commentators, including Charles Soule, Avi Spivak, Jamal Igle, Elizabeth Keenan, Andrew Robinson, John Holmstrom, Ronald Wimberly, David Gallaher, Kieron Gillen, Joe Keatinge, Vivek J. Tiwary, and other special guests. Complimentary refreshments are being contributed by some of New York's finest establishments: Tompkins Square Bagels, Southampton Brewery, Saranac Brewery, and Lost Tribes Brewery.For more details and the most up-to-date info, check the press release."

Extreme Makeover: The Comics Edition
"Join Jeff Yang, editor of the new graphic novel collection SHATTERED and curator of Marvels & Monsters and Alt.Comics, as he and a celebrity panel of comic book authors and artists discuss how stereotypes ruin stories and turn characters into cliches. The fun really begins when we invite leading local graphic novelists to share their own "Comic Book Extreme Makeovers”. Panelists include Keith Chow, Larry Hama, Jerry Ma, and Greg Pak." Starts at 7:00 PM. Get more information here.

Thursday, Oct. 11

Art Wars - A New Hope Intergalactic Custom Toy Show by Scott Kinnebrew and Jason Chalker at KRNY - 
"The Force will be with us at Kidrobot New York for the one-night only Art Wars – A New Hope Intergalactic Art Show. Going down October 11 from 6-10pm, this Star Wars inspired spectacle will featuring new art and custom toys by Scott Kinnebrew and Jason Chalker. This one night exhibition will be hotter than Tatooine so don’t miss out!" Kidrobot New York is located at 118 Prince St.

*just added Geeks! The Musical -"Geeks! The Musical! follows the adventures of a gaggle of geeks through a Comic Book/Sci-Fi Convention. Will the geek boy find true love and a mint copy of Batman #92? Will the artist and Goth girl sell their avant-garde comic? Will the has-been sci-fi actor get cast in the remake of his old TV show? These questions and more will be answered as they sing, dance and debate if Batman could beat Spider-Man in a fight! Be square, be there!

Visit: www.geeksthemusical.com and www.writeactrep.org"

Whether you're visiting NYC or local, if you're looking for an affordable NYC theater experience that ties in perfectly with NYCC, this is the show for you. 

The show is running from 10/4 - 10/28 at the Richmond Shepard Theatre at 309 E. 26th St. You can read our review of it here.

New York Comic Con Kick-Off Concert with Ben Folds Five -
"Ben Folds Five start it off right with a concert at 8:00 PM in the IGN Theater. The concert is free to all VIP's and 4-Day ticket holders BUT seating is first come, first served and will be extremely limited due to size of the auditorium and popularity of the event. Ultimate Access and Special Access VIP ticket holders will be guaranteed to get into the show first; then, 4-Day ticket holders will be let in until the auditorium is full. The concert is open to all 4-Day ticket holders on a first come, first served basis and we cannot guarantee that all 4-Day ticket holders that want to attend the show will be able to get in."

FANGIRLTV - First LIVE show - Billed as "half talk show, half burlesque, and all geek," the show will feature "Nerd themed BURLESQUE, a lively panel discussion featuring AMAZING Geek Girls, exclusive clips from the FANGIRLTV web series, and GEEKY GO GO! Doors open at 8pm, show at 9pm! Arrive in COSPLAY or with New York Comic Con 2012 Pass! -- ONLY $10 (otherwise, it's still only $15!!!!!)" Takes place at The Producer's Club at 358 W. 44th St. Must be 17+ to enter!