With the successful completion of the Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival this past weekend, the New York con scene has finally rolled up its carpet and winterized the boats. But for those of you who just can’t get enough wandering around a room filled with longboxes and husky men named Paulie, you are in luck! YOU only have two months to wait until the next show! February 27th will see an all-new comics show take place:Mike Carbo’s New York Comic Book Marketplace.
Given the generous hints — quotes about the the Big Apple Con and, oh okay, the name Mike Carbo itself — it’s easy to see this is a continuation of the old Big Apple cons, a dealer-friendly show in the old timey comics collector tradition. It’s MIke Carbonaro, of course, who sold the Big Apple name to Gareb Shamus, but he’s free to run a non competitive show and this is it.
But just to wrap up everything about the past year in New York cons in one bright, shiny, sweaty package, wait until you see the venue for the new NYCBM?
THE LEXINGTON ARMORY!
That’s right, the dark edifice that saw MoCCA attendees drowning in lakes of their own sweat this past June when air conditioning proved too costly for the show runners!
Now, we can’t say that it will be hot and sweaty at the Armory on the 27th of February — it’s the dead of winter after all. And they must have heaters in there, as they run a full slate of shows all winter. So this time we’ll get to see what the venue is like when you aren’t reliving various scenes from Lawrence of Arabia.