- Torsten’s Tip: If you are taking public transportation to LaGuardia Airport, hop on the 7 train express to Roosevelt. Then grab the Q70 bus. It has only three stops (airport, subway, transit center), and takes the expressway to the airport. Since I live in Bushwick, and there’s no easy north-south connector, I took the J to Jamaica, then transferred to the E (which is also an express train) to Roosevelt. Tourist tip: book a cheap hotel along the E train. The E runs express into Manhattan.
I’m staying at the youth hostel on Congress, near all of the universities and colleges. Four nights: $168. The room is an apartment: two bedrooms (each with four bunks), bathroom, kitchen, living room, free wi-fi. While I’m blogging, four college women entered, and were a bit surprised to see me sitting there. They went to see if they were in the right room, and they were. One had a Spider-Man shirt, so I thought they might be in town for C2E2. Instead, they’re here to visit the Art Institute. Down from Detroit (one has a DJ father, and gets her a press pass to Motor City). The three beds in my room are all taken. No idea who my roommates are.
- [I’m a “Good Guy” not “That Guy”. Aside from the awkwardness, I’m on my best behaviour. I like coffee.]
- I had some shopping to do. The Loop has a great selection of shops, in a small space. Also a good selection of food options.
- I’ve been up since 4 AM, and it’s almost 11, so I’m calling it a night. Press registration opens at 8, so up at 6, so I can have a delicious breakfast I’ve been anticipating since last April.
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I’ve been reading comics since 1974, collecting since 1984, and spreading the graphic novel gospel since 1994.
I’m a bookseller, a librarian, an amateur scholar, a cool uncle, and a comics evangelist.
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