New York’s big calm convention weekend

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It was a busy weekend for comics in and around New York City, with EternalCon, New York Comic Fest and Special Edition: New York all taking place, as well as a few satellite events. All three cons were a success, judging by comments from participants, and online reports. I think it’s fair to say that […]

Preview: EternalCon

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EternalCon runs all weekend at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY. Guests include Mick Foley, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Adam Kubert, Rebecca Mader, and Al Snow. There’s a big costume contest, and a film festival at the Museum’s IMAX theater. Programming is here. I’ll be on this panel at 4:20 Saturday: 4:20pm  […]

Metro New York’s busy con weekend

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So this weekend there will be THREE comics/pop culture shows in the metropolitan New York area. What’s a fan to do?

ReedPOP adds summer comics show in New York—and so does everyone else

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It may not be Con Wars, but it is con crunch. With the exploding popularity of comics/pop culture shows around the world, more and more events, some of them highly localized, are springing up. And as cons get more popular, suitable dates are becoming harder and harder to find.

New York is currently home to three major events—the indie focused MoCCA Festival in April, the sprawling New York Comic Con in October, and the art comics focused Comic Arts Brooklyn in November. And now a summer show is coming: ReedPOP, the organization behind NYCC, is launching Special Edition NYC June 14-15 at the Javits Center. The show will be purely comics focused, without the video game/movie distractions of NYCC, and held in the popular shed-like “North Hall” where artists alley was held the last two years of NYCC.

Ironically, this weekend – Father’s Day — is already hosting two other shows in the New York metro area.

This weekend: EternalCon on Long Island

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If you’re near Garden City, Long Island this weekend you might wish to check out the first ever EternalCon—it’s a one-day show at a fantastic location: the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, LI. Admission to the con also gets you admission to the museum’s displays of planes and other vehicles. As befits the […]