Published on October 12th, 2012 | by Greg0
New York Comic Con: This Weekend!
If you don’t already have your tickets or passes, you might be out of luck. But if you planned ahead, and previously purchased your admission entrance to one of this year’s biggest events, then we look forward to seeing you (and your costume) on the show floor. Because this weekend- actually, starting Thursday and running through Sunday, October 11th-14th- we’ll be joining the throngs of people who visit the Javits Center each year for a celebration of all things geeky.
That’s right- it’s time for New York Comic Con, the second-largest gathering of it’s kind in the United States and one of the biggest in the world. Last year, over 105,000 people attended, and this year is posed to be similar in size. The show has already sold out, as mentioned, though passes might be available through Craigslist and we hear that some are often sold in the lines outside of the convention center.
We’ll be there this weekend, celebrity-spotting and expanding our autograph collections, and posing for photographs showing off our Necomimi cat ears (review coming soon). And we’ll be catching the entertainment- Ben Folds Five is the opening night act, which should be fun since they haven’t toured together in quite awhile and we hear the new material is pretty stellar. This year also sees everything from sci-fi speed dating to costume contests, a charity art auction, a variety of nerd comedy, and even wand dueling and Quidditch demonstrations.
Other highlights: Saturday, Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk will be reading and answering questions in the afternoon, and New York TV show Person of Interest will have cast and crew on hand (Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Jonathan Nolan). On Sunday, we can’t wait to find out more about the upcoming horror film called Resolution, and there is also a sneak preview of the new FOX FBI television drama The Following, which stars Kevin Bacon.
Whether it’s the chance to meet Carrie Fisher of Star Wars fame, or simply check out the massive show floor with hundreds of exhibitors hawking everything from T-shirts to action figures, the NY Comic Con is the place to be this weekend. Authors and illustrators galore, stars like Bill Paxton and Guillermo del Toro, and even a panel featuring F. Paul Wilson and others talking about urban fantasy cocktails (really!) See you there!