Some details on the logistics of the new venue for this year’s MoCCA Festival have been announced. The show itself is moving to Center 548 on West 22nd Street, and programming will be held two blocks away at the Highline Hotel on 20th and 10th Avenue, a converted 1865 building that was once Clement Clarke Moore’s (Twas the night before Christmas) 17th century apple orchard. Programming will take place in the Rusack Room and the Matthews Room.
From the map it looks pretty close, certainly no father than any of the CAB/BCGF venues, which were also separate in days past.
It’s confirmed that Bill Kartalopoulos will be handling the programming again, great news as he is a great programmer whose panels have significantly enhanced our knowledge of comics past and present.
In addition, this year’s program will be sponsored by PrintNinja and be included with a membership. (Last year the program was a separate $5 fee.) 6000 copies are expected to be distributed and advertising opportunities are still available.
All in all, it sounds like the savings from moving from the historic and expensive Lexington Armory and other moves are being passed along to the attendee and that’s awesome.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.