NYCC ’10 party: Peter David/Paris Hilton Bowlathon fails to materialize

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We popped over to Bowlmor Lanes off Union Square last night for the New York Comic-Con 2010 One Year Out party, and it was quite a festive evening. The John Romitas — Jr and Sr — were announced as keystone guests for the 2010 show (to be held October 8-10 at the Javits Center.) Marvel […]

SD09: CBLDF presents Amanda Palmer

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Party Poop! Friday! Featuring the fairly amazin’ Amanda Palmer: Amanda Palmer, the creative force behind Who Killed Amanda Palmer & The Dresden Dolls, is appearing at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con to benefit the First Amendment work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! On Friday, July 24 Palmer will appear at two events to […]

SD09: BBC

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We don’t usually run full press releases for movie/tv/video game channels or whatever, but we’ll make an exception for the BBC: As previously announced, in support of BBC AMERICA’s U.S. premiere of four Doctor Who Specials, the Doctor himself, David Tennant, will appear alongside writer/executive producer Russell T Davies at this year’s Comic-Con in San […]

SD09: Chiang, Cloonan, Thompson, Wood — #1322

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We forget what they call their little booth group of Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, Brian Wood, and Jill Thompson. Whatever they call themselves, they will be at booth #1322 and they’ll have neat things to buy. Jill will have copies of Magic Trixie, Magic Trixie Sleeps Over, and Magic Trixie and the Dragon for sale […]

In this post, I will reveal the FUTURE OF COMICS!

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New York Comic-Con 2009 is nothing but a lingering sore throat now, but all the forces and dramas that clashed and mingled continue to ricochet around the industry. Coming, as it did, at the crossroads of so many factors–the global economic collapse, plunging profits at bookstores, Borders on the critical list, and belt tightenings of […]

Links about NYCC

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No more, we promise, unless it’s really revelatory.§ CBR talks to show runner Lance Fensterman, including the answer to what many were speculating about: We heard a rumor that Reed could be combining Comic Con and the Anime Fest here in New York. What are your thoughts on that on a scale of “A Strong […]

Views of NYCC

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[Photo via Brian Heater.] We have only a brief window between waking, coughing, and lunch, but here’s all you need to read. Discuss. § ICv2 highlights the fact that the show was an oasis of spending in the bleak economy: Nearly 77,000 (unique) fans thronged the Jacob Javits Center in New York over the weekend […]

Go find your VGA adapter!

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The one lesson we have learned above all else from New York Comic-Con 2009 is to go find that funny little cable that came with our computer that we had no idea what to do with! Our two panels yesterday went awesomely but would have been enhanced by our slide selections…had we only known that […]

NYCC Day 2 report

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We’re very sorry to not be blogging from the con as much as we should be. The reasons are bad internet connections, bad phone connections and our own enfeebled state. Saturday was mad crowded, San Diego or worse crowded, but good spirited. We hear (although we never saw it) that you have to line up […]

NYCC News: YOTSUBA&! back from Yen; Marvel, DC stuff

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In the most awesome news of the show — news that had fans standing up and cheering as if they were at a Kevin Costner movie or something — Yen Press announced that they have the license for YOTSUBA&!, Brigid Alverson reports, and Volume 6 will be out in September, The popular series about a […]

NYCC News round-up

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Various news bites from news sites at the show: § Greg Rucka’s and J.H. Williams’s BATWOMAN arc will appear in DETECTIVE. The story was previewed in the con program book and at Newsarama. ¶ Lots of Vertigo news from the Vertigo panel, including: ¶ A Peter Milligan resurgence, with a run on HELLBLAZER and a […]

Mystery bra baffles industry partiers

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Last night was a huge night for partying at New York Comic-Con, as Marvel and DC held their traditional Friday night fetes. However, as revealed on Twitter, partygoers at one of the soirees made a troubling find: an abandoned bra in the ladies room. The owner of the bra appears to have been well endowed […]

NYCC sells out Saturday

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The website made it official: Flying in the face of a bad economy. this year’s New York Comic-Con is sold out for Saturday: Saturday and weekend passes are sold out. Sunday-only passes are available for $40. The cautious optimism that has gripped the comics industry remained in full force at the show. Although the worsening […]

NYCC: The Beat — Templesmith, McNeil and Moore join Storytelling panel

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Just to remind everyone, we’ll take part in two panels at the show, both on Sunday: The Beat Presents The Art of Storytelling Sunday 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM 1A06 As comics have become a more influential part of pop culture, their stories and characters are known more widely than ever. Step inside the minds […]

NYCC: Secret Identities

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GIvane all the talk over stereotyped casting and racial images going on here at The Beat of late, we wanted to draw attention to two panels at NYCC this weekend, both concerning SECRET IDENTITES, an upcoming anthology of comics described as: This groundbreaking anthology brings together top Asian American creators in the comics industry — […]

Crappiest con ever

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The Beat has been felled by a pesky bronchial infection and missed all of yesterday’s ICv2 conference and party slate. Boo hiss. After a regime of juice and tea, we hope to be on the floor tomorrow, even if at reduced strength. We haven’t seen many online reports on the conference yet, aside from a […]