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

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
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

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

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.

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.

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.

-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


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!

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


Carolines on Broadway
1626 Broadway
New York, NY 10019


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


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.


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!

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

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
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

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

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

Venue fee: $10. Must be 21+. No exceptions.

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!

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

Must be 14 years as of October 12th, 2013.

$$$ GET TICKETS HERE $$$ *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

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.

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

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.

-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!

Tickets $20-65
7:00pm until 4:00am


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 Advance, $10 Door
138 W. 29th St.
New York, NY

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

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

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 :)

8:30 PM – 3:00 AM

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.

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!
* Sideshow performances from DISGRACELAND FAMILY FREAKSHOW
*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


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)


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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