NYCC ’14: Finally, we’ll find out what happens when you clear the room between panels

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For years people have been saying “Why doesn’t San Diego Clear Hall H between panels so people won’t camp out all night and sit in the room all day just to see a panel at 7 and stink up the joint?” The CCI folks have considered this, but rejected the idea, as David Glanzer explained when I interviewed him for the More To Come podcast a few months back. One of the main reasons was that they didn’t know where to line people up.

NYCC’s Main Stage (Formerly the IGN Theater) isn’t as big as Hall H — it seats about 3000 people to Hall H’s 6000, so lining them up isn’t quite as hard —but getting in is just harder since it’s smaller. So this year, finally, NYCC is doing the unthinkable and will institue room clearing and wristbands. You can read the whole policy here but it runs to more than 1000 words, so here’s the outline:

NYCC ’14 Nom Nom: the special foods of New York Comic Con

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The folks at ReedPOP have a bit of a reputation as foodies, and their shows always have some interesting food ties in. Super Week is no exception and several New York food institutions are joining in the fun with special menu items.

Is Norman Reedus Killing Comic-Con?

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I know you thought the “con kerfuffle” had faded away, but I think it’s definitely an ongoing burning issue for the industry, in a rapidly evolving field, and Chris Butcher, retailer and a show runner himself for TCAF, as well as booth runner for Udon, has posted a brilliant summation that puts all the eggs in one basket and then hits that basket out of the park:

Butcher identifies several trends, which I’ll list for argument:

NYCC ’14: Insight Editions offers turtles, assassins and lots more

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Insight Editions is a non-fiction publisher who put out a lot of excellent reference books on a variety of nerdish topics and they’ll be at NYCC this year with a bunch of debuting books—and a 30% off special. Their booth number is #1869 and here’s the line-up and signings:

VALIANT NEXT: five new series coming in 2015

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Valiant is expanding its line with five new series in 2015 , some periodical format some prestige, some well known older Valiant properties and some that are less so. The new wave kicks off with The Valiant in December and continues with:

NYCC 2014: All the Sunday panels—from The Karate Kid to The Princess Bride

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The day kicks off with Ralph Macchio and ends with Carey Elwes for all your 80s movie needs. Cruel autumn, indeed. Along the way it’s kids day and such traditional Sunday fare as the Women of Marvel Panel and Run-DMC. WHAT WHAT?

NYCC 2014: All the Saturday Panels – from Jack Kirby to Bee and Puppycat

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Here we go! Too had tat Hobbit panel is at 9 pm otherwise I might find out what happens in the third movie! Please note our big comics press panel at 12:15. Henry Barajas will be moderating this no holds barred love fest,   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11 10/11/14 10:45AM – 11:30AM Family HQ – 1C03 The […]

NYCC 2014: All the Friday Panels – from the Green Ranger to Uncle Yo

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From Comic Book Men to Uncle Yo — stereotypes to the CBLDF here’s all the Friday programming at NYCC 2014, with all the participants — thanks again to our buddies at ReedPOP for supplying this.

EXCLUSIVE: All the NYCC 2014 Panels Thursday 10/9

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Thanks once again to our good friends at ReedPOP for supplying a text listing of the panels for Thursday at NYCC — one thing you may wish to be aware of — they WILL be clearing the big hall between blockbuster panels!! So for all you people who wish SDCC did that…now you’ll find out if it works!

We’ll be right along with Friday Saturday and Sunday as soon as we format them so STAY TUNED!!!

NYCC 2014: Valiant announces exclusives, signings and vinyl!

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Valiant will be set up at NYCC at booth #2028 with exclusives and signings by Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, Fred van Lente, Michael Walsh, Robert Venditti, Robert Gill and Paolo Rivera. They also will have an exclusive X-O Manowar toy!

EXCLUSIVE!! All the Super Week Events in one post!

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This is the ONLY ALL TEXT listing for ALL the events of Super Week, Oct. 4-11, with all the links for tickets the venues dates times and EVERYHTING. Thanks to the awesome folks at ReedPOP for making this available to us.

Only a handful of events are strictly comics, but if its comedy theater, music and Star Trek you want, oh boy this is going to be amazing. From the Intrepid to the Natural History Museum to the Hammerstein, events of all kinds and nerdly interests are taking over NYC. Get your tickets now and rest up..you’re going to need it!

NYCC ’14: Still Under Construction

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Long time attendees to New York Comic Con have had to tolerate renovations and construction the past few years. While the Javits Center has completed the renovation (scaled back from an actual expansion due to budget), the 7 train extension is 90% complete, meaning that attendees will either have to hoof it from Times Square […]

SPX: Hana Doki Kira – A Beautiful Homage to Shōjo

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  by Zachary Clemente While at SPX this year, I was able to grab a quick word with seven amazing cartoonists about their work in Hana Doki Kira, a Shōjo comic and illustration anthology released earlier this year after a rather successful Kickstarter campaign. Not only filled with gorgeous work inspired by Shōjo – a sub-genre […]

Breaking Down the Latest Convention Controversy

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OK, comicsphere, we need to talk about conventions. This convention hubbub that’s flared up in the last week or so is a fairly complex one. Just for the sake of the arguments that are still going on, let’s break this down into the individual issues that are affecting creators that are exhibiting at comics shows.

Issue #1 – CCINO

Yes, I’m borrowing from political rhetoric. “Comic Conventions In Name Only.” Ever been to an alleged comic convention that had little-to-zero comics programming, few (if any) comics publishers exhibiting and pretty much all the comics content was artists alley and anyone selling comics in the dealers area?

A new CAF is coming in November: NOCAZ Festival in New Orleans

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The CAF (comic arts festival0 circuit continues to expand and here’s a new show in New Orleans, called the NOCaZ Festival for “comics and zines.” The event will be held November 14-15th at the New Orlenas Public Library. According to their mission statement:

The lot of the indie cartoonist as viewed through the 2014 Small Press Expo

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Even though it’s two weeks in the rearview mirror, a lot of worthy writing has been done about this year’s Small Press Expo. I’m sure devotees have read all the following, but given all the talk about what sells at conventions and the evolving comics market, this was an important show to think about. § […]