There has never been a harder-partying comic con than NYCC 10. For those who can drag themselves out one more time, here’s tonight’s party poop report with three big parties:
§ At Bergen Street Comics, Geoff Johns, Francis Manapul & iFanboy are throwing a big bash from 8 on.
§ The Rock Comic-Con takes place at 10:30 at Sullivan Hall but tickets are required
Ticket sales for Rock Comic Con! NYC’s Nerd Rock Festival are now underway. This comic book/sci-fi related rock concert event compliments the New York Comic Con and takes place Saturday, October 9th at 10:30pm at Sullivan Hall located in NYC’s West Village. The benefit show promises to be the ultimate ‘after party’ to the Comic Con weekend’s pop culture festivities with proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Rock Comic Con 2010 marks the premiere showcase for the burgeoning artists and sub-genre known as ‘Nerd Rock’, which displays a fascination with “geek” pop culture such as comic books,sci-fi, video games and anime and often does so with significant doses of irony and humor.
Rock Comic Con features an array of hard rocking nerd bands headlined by Kirby Krackle, the Seattle based band best known for their comic book themed material and referred to as “geek rock perfection”by Wired magazine. They are joined by the hilarious H2Awesome! whose repertoire includes catchy and well-crafted tunes, including an upbeat punk song “Why So Serious” which sets to music Heath Ledger’s memorable Dark Knight dialogue, word for word. Fortress of Attitude packs their songs with comedic,but insightful lyrics ranging in topic from American Gladiators to sleep-away camps to one man’s unending love for his time machine, all utilizing the conventions of rock, indie and punk. Bedlam Rock brings their nerd-core hip-hop sound and sensibility to round out the evening.
Special Guests include YouTube sensation Rachel Bloom, who will be performing her hit, “F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury” live for the first time since it’s become an Internet phenom garnering well over 1 million views.
And Nerdcore rapper Adam WarRock who has gained a following on the Internet through co-hosting the War Rocket Ajax podcast, as well as getting attention for his songs Ira Glass and I Gotta Believe! (Scott Pilgrim Recap)
The event will be hosted by FUSE TVs Steven Smith, a comedian, VJ and nerd in his own right. (Daily Download,Steven’s Untitled Rock Show.)
On display will be The Covered Comic Art Exhibit, featuring work by comic book artists and their Comic Cover reinterpretations from .The Covered Blog.
Rock Comic Con will also feature a slew of professional cartoonists from DC Comics, Marvel Comics and indie publishers who will be painting live art throughout the night. The art will be auctioned off and proceeds will go to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers.
Rock Comic Con is sponsored by Comic Geek Speak, Comic News Insider, Evil Twin Comics, Indie Spinner Rack, Top Shelf Productions,and 12-Gauge Comics and door prizes aplenty will be given away.
The 2010 Indie After Party takes place at Blaggards ubs with a spedcial appearance by Gordon Gano and the Ryans:
New York Comic Con has become the annual focal point for creators, writers, artists, and their innovative unique creations. Now in it’s fifth year, NYCC has become the bedrock event of this distinctly American art-form we call comics! There are a multitude of professionals who work within different branches of the industry and twelve of these companies have come together to sponsor the Indy After Party this year! And as in comics, numerous organizations have joined forces to celebrate this event with an evening of networking, fine food and entertainment. The pillars of this event are the trio of Atlas Unleashed, Red Anvil Comics, and an exciting new company, the RedZoneGirls!
Now in its fifth year, the Indy After Party sponsors invite attendees and exhibitors to celebrate their independence at Blaggards Pub. Last Year’s party drew in a cross-spectrum of professionals in the industry, and a crowd of over 300 patrons. Blaggards, which is just six blocks from the Jacob Javits Convention Center, has become the new home for this increasingly popular and successful event. We welcome you to celebrate our common cultural icons, and the new ones we are about to create. This year’s celebration will take place on Saturday, October 9th, 2010 from 8pm to midnight.
This year’s we are proud to welcome major recording artists, Gordon Gano & The Ryans! Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes is joined by Billy and Brendan Ryan of The Bogmen. Their first album, entitled Under The Sun, was released in September 2009 on Yep Roc Records. We fully expect that Gordon will be doing new cuts from their album as well as select numbers from their combined discography.
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.