NYCC 2011: NYCC…I?


Aside from Friday tickets, New York Comic Con has SOLD OUT!

Here’s the info from their website:

Buy Tickets


VIP ticket packages are on sale until 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday! Don’t wait, as they will sell out fast!

Due to single day Saturday and Sunday tickets being sold out we will be keeping the pre-show price for 3-Day and 4-Day tickets instead of increasing to the higher onsite prices. There are a very limited number of Friday, 3-Day and 4-Day tickets still available, so don’t delay and grab your ticket now before it’s too late.

Fri Sat Sun 3-Day 4-Day
Pre-Show* Until

With the difficult weather, and the need for regular attendees to queue outside, Lance Festerman and Co. are advising people to arrive AFTER 10 AM.  If you buy a Friday ticket or pick-up tickets, you will need to go back outside and join the “Occupy NYCC” crowd.  (hashtag: #occupyNYCC)

Searching for tickets?  You can try local retailers, but judging by the comments on Facebook and Lance’s blog, those are selling out as well.

Folks, this is the year that NYCC has become An Event.  1010WINS had a report this morning.  (I expect there will be live reports later this weekend, possibly with John Montone.)  Hollywood has a muted presence this year, as with last.  Will we see giant movie booths at the same scale as Marvel and DC?  Might they be placed over at the North Pavilion, which has extra space for crowd control?  Will there be a circus outside, with leafleteers annoying fans like they annoy commuters every day?

Whatever happens, be prepared.  The crowds attending last night were large, and that was just professionals, 4-Day, VIP, and press.  Once the full press starts, it’s gonna get interesting.  My advice: avoid the floor on Friday and Saturday.  Hang out at Artist Alley in Hall 3A, which normally is less crowded than the rest of the floor, but with cool comics artists.  Attend panels (my strategy during the first NYCC, when the Fire Marshal ran security).  Visit the other corners of Javits… Anime Fest upstairs (with a cafe!), North Pavilion with media and gaming.

Okay… I’m on my way!  More photos later, as I hide out in the FedEx cubicles.  (My own private press room.)   Please post comments down below!  What’s your experience.

(And, no, those aren’t photos from Javits, or even from Zuccotti Park.  Those photos are from a geekfest which was held upstate back in 1969.)

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