New York Comic Con ’12 October 11-14 is sold out! Are you lucky enough to have a pass? Got that cousin with a table spot sneaking you in the back of the Javits Center? The League bought passes months ago, and have a Secret Origin at NYCC ’09 — we can’t miss this weekend’s spectacular convention, the world’s safety depends on it. Here’s a guide to the madness, lines, dollar hot dogs from Hell’s Kitchen and how to avoid Con-Crud from one of those television Walking Dead zombies.
The New York Comic Con (presented by ReedPOP, 2006—present) is the East Coast’s largest comic book convention set in the heart of Manhattan. The 2011 convention broke attendance records at 105,000. Programming continues to grow and expand to a fourth day, adding Thursday to the schedule this year and last. Saturdays are the craziest in the expansive and somewhat bleak Javits Center. Getting from a screening to a panel in time can be frustrating, and expect there to be hours spent in line.
Vendors, artists, writers and gamers occupy every spot on the floor and it will feel like you are being pick-pocketed by Catwoman every two minutes (you may be). Is the convention worth all of the craziness, blisters and cosplay? Absolutely. Every second of it.
Advice from the League forthcoming. The convention offers two convenient ways to plan out your time and of course the program book each year is invaluable. Take some time checking off the panels and screenings you want to attend, and be sure to block off some free time to meet up with pals, or walk around to the various tables.
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