NYCC ’14: Marvel fans loved their sneak peak at tonight’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and forthcoming series Agent Carter

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By Edie Nugent     If the response from the fans at NYCC is anything to go by, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. should delight viewers with “Face My Enemy,” the fourth episode of season two. Nearly 3,000 people lined up in advance of the Friday night screening to obtain bracelets allowing them to get an […]

NYCC’14: Marvel Spider-Announcements to Close the Show

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By David Nieves Marvel saved some big reveals for their NYCC curtain call. Among the top of those announcements is the creative team on Spider-Gwen #1. The ongoing series will be written by Jason Latour with Robbi Rodriguez and Rico Renz. Introduced in Edge of the Spider-Verse #2, Gwen Stacy Spidey has become an overnight fan favorite and […]

Cosplay, Consent and Signs of the Times

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Attendees at this year’s New York Comic Con are accustomed to giant-sized announcements for the latest entertainment, but this year a new sign greets visitors as they wander around the hype-encrusted Javits Center: branded displays proclaiming that “Cosplay is not consent.” The conspicuous sexual harassment policies at New York and a growing number of other […]

“Where’s Michonne?” Robert Kirkman gives a behind the scenes look at the past, present and future of ‘The Walking Dead’ comic series at NYCC

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by Edie Nugent From L to R: Dalton Ross, Robert Kirkman and Sean Mackiewicz at Skybound’s The Walking Dead panel at NYCC  “The Walking Dead is a very unreal way to explore some very real topics: there’s loss, triumph and accomplishment against all odds,” creator Robert Kirkman explained Thursday to a packed audience of fans at the 2014 […]

Girding our loins for NYCC

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Well NYCC Stupor Week is here, with all the excitement and dread that it brings. A bunch of locals were pre-gaming on Saturday and the consensus was that no one was vaguely ready. As a local show, there’s a big difference between NYCC and SDCC, the other domestic “Super con” in that when its in your own back yard it becomes part of your regular routine and not a thrilling trip to an exotic locale. You tend to put things off a lot more. But let’s look at the big picture.

NYCC13: New York Super Week: Tickets On Sale Now!

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Yes, it’s still August.  There are a few days left until Labor Day ends another Summer of Fun! So that means it’s time for the Fall Season of (unofficial) comic cons! Hey!  New York Comic Con is in October!  I wonder what’s up at their site? Lots of guests being announced. MAJOR guests! Oh, and […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: A New Con for New York Conflicts with Two Existing Cons

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Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Special Edition, the new New York comics-only show from […]

So ReedPOP Is Starting A New Show in NYC: What Could It Mean For Comics?

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Heidi has the reporting on ReedPOP’s new “Special Edition: New York City” show next June, where a small comics show will be held in the North Hall of the Javits convention center. But then a Facebook friend, who is also a comics professional, posted about the show, and it got me thinking about what might […]

Kibbles ‘n’ Chunks, 11/26/12: Welcome back to the office from butts to Stan Lynde

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First off the holiday is face-to-ass, with Mark Sanchez and Brandon Moore and Spider-Man and Uncle Sam as captured by Marvel CCO Joe Quesada. One is amusing, one tragic…you decide which is which.

New York Comic Con more about comics than you thought

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With some perspective from really only following the show via the internet, this year’s New York Comic Con seems to have been another huge, hectic success. While crowding seems to have been an issue yet again, despite show promotion that featured media guests over comics, comics publishing announcements dominated the news cycle. In fact, NYCC […]

NYCC 2012 in Tweets and Instagram

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Although we had to leave NYCC early because of some personal issues, it wasn’t too hard to follow along with from home! Here’s a brief recap via Twitter and Instagram of the last five days; it was the kind of show where Juanjo Guarnido, award winning artist of the Blacksad franchise, shows up and people take a while to catch on. Despite all the complaints over the emphasis on showbiz stuff, this year’s comics news dominated the show…and twitter.

NYCC 12 Day 1: from Catalyst to Dubstep

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This day started at 7 am, for a 7:45 arrival at the Javits Center. Was I insane? No, just dedicated. Diamond Books had arranged a meeting with publishers to discuss trade journal review procedures. Myself, and Henrietta Thornton and Martha Cornog from Library Journal were on hand to school representatives of Archaia, Image, Dark Horse […]

First Look: New York Comic Con 2012 Pre-Show and the breastfeeding-mobile

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Beat Pal Paul Nomad has been roaming around the still-forming NYCC show floor, and took a lot of pictures. There’s a Saga car. Who wouldn’t want a car with a winged woman breastfeeding on the hood?

The absolute COOLEST swag at NYCC: Paul Pope messenger bag for The Project Solution

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Have you ever wish you could be stylish AND help save the world all at the same time? If only such a thing was possible, you thought. And if only I could do it at New York Comic Con. Well, now you can. The Project Solution, the non-profit organization headed by Joe Gonzalez (known to […]

New York Comic-Con 2012 tickets go on sale in 15 minutes

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New York Comic Con is rapidly developing into a delirious East Coast roughhouse fan slam of a pop culture scrum — so let’s see how they handle ticket sales. For everyone serious about going to the gym AND getting a head start on their 2012, 4-day NYCC tickets go on-sale TODAY at noon EST. A four-day pass is $85 — a price which holds until 10/8, when it goes up to $100.

The PR release makes note of a couple of things — there will be more programming on Thursday. Everyone noted that the “pro” panels were pretty thin that day so maybe those will be increased. The show floor is also opening earlier on Thursday — 3 pm to 9 pm.

New York Comic Con goes to four days

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ReedPop has just announced that this year’s New York Comic-Con is expanding to four days. The show will run from October 13-16, with Thursday a day for academic programming, beginning at noon, and a “Preview Night” running from 4-7. Only 10,000 tickets will be sold for all four days — nearly 100,000 people attended the 2010 show, according to show runner Lance Fensterman.