It’s an already busy tornado of all things pop culture this week, as NYCC Week kicks off with a few events tonight. And it just picks up steam from there. Take your vitamins! And if we missed anything, please post in the comments.
NYU’s GallaCon: 6:30-9:30
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MARVEL: The Untold Story release party
PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn
Sean Howe in conversation with Chuck Klosterman; Tuesday, October 9, Brooklyn
MARVEL COMICS: THE UNTOLD STORY is finally hitting shelves on Tuesday, October 9. It’s the result of years of hard work, and I’m proud to say that the early reception has been very encouraging. (See below!)
I’m confident that the behind-the-scenes story of Marvel Comics is one of great relevance to anyone—comics reader or not—who’s interested in the ways that art and commerce interact. To prove it, I’ll be celebrating the book’s release with an onstage conversation with the stubbornly casual comics reader Chuck Klosterman, at the PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, October 9, at 7pm. I’d love to see you there.
Signing with Eddy Barrows, Amy Reeder, Trevor McCarthy, Kyle Higgins and More
Jim Hanleys Universe Manhattan
Depth Of Field Magazine present A Celebration of Pop Music Comics
Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan.
Taking place on the eve of New York Comic-Con, the East Coast’s largest media convention, this event serves as a kick-off party for an exciting weekend of revelry and pop-culture mayhem. The evening will feature a roundtable panel with a selection of creators, publishers, and commentators – discussion will cover the relationship between music and comics, the two forms’ shared histories and common inspirations, and the potential for music-themed comics to reach a greater audience. Signings will take place following the discussion, with selections of the creators’ work available for purchase. The event will also feature complimentary refreshments from Tompkins Square Bagels, Lost Tribes Brewery, Angry Orchard Brewery, Saranac Brewery, and Southampton Brewery.
Patrick Reed (editor of Depth Of Field Magazine) will moderate the proceedings, and participants include:
-David Gallaher (author co-creator of High Moon, Box 13, and The Only Living Boy)
-Kieron Gillen (author/co-creator of Phonogram, author of Uncanny X-Men and Journey Into Mystery)
-Sina Grace (artist of Li’l Depressed Boy, creator of Not My Bag OGN)
-Jamal Igle (creator of the upcoming Molly Danger OGN, artist of IDW’s KISS series)
-Elizabeth Keenan (ethnomusicologist, pop culture writer, instructor at Fordham University)
-Andrew Robinson (DC/Dark Horse cover artist, artist of the upcoming The Fifth Beatle graphic novel, creator of Dusty Star and The Space Junkies)
-Charles Soule (author/co-creator of Image Comics’ 27 and the upcoming Strange Attractors OGN)
-Avi Spivak (editor/artist of Human Being Lawnmower, artist of Norton Records’ Kicksville Confidential)
-Vivek J. Tiwary (writer/creator of the upcoming The Fifth Beatle graphic novel)
-Ronald Wimberly (creator of Vertigo’s new Prince Of Cats graphic novel, artist of Vertigo’s Sentences: The Life of M.F. Grimm graphic novel)
Extreme Makeover: The Comics Edition
The Museum of the Chinese in America
On October 10, join Jeff Yang, editor of the new graphic novel collection SHATTERED and curator of Marvels & Monsters and Alt.Comics, as he and a celebrity panel of comic book authors and artists discuss how stereotypes ruin stories and turn characters into cliches. The fun really begins when we invite leading local graphic novelists to share their own “Comic Book Extreme Makeovers”. Panelists include Keith Chow, Larry Hama, Jerry Ma, and Greg Pak.
Admission: $5 non-members/$3 students and seniors/ free for MOCA members.
RSVP required to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sequart Happy Hour
The Tenth Rail, 413 10th Avenue
WHO: Sequart is an organization devoted to the study of comics. We’ve published books such as Grant Morrison: The Early Years and Our Sentence Is Up: Seeing Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles. Together with Respect Films, we’ve produced the acclaimed documentaries Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts. Our newest documentary collaboration is The Image Revolution (about the history of Image Comics), parts of which will be previewed at our Image Revolution panel at NYCC (on Thursday, Oct. 11th).
WHAT: Immediately after the panel, please join Sequart’s Mike Phillips and Respect’s Patrick Meaney and Jordan Rennert at the Tenth Rail bar and grill (only a quarter-mile walk from the Javits Center) for some drinks, food, and, of course, comics talk! The panel ends at 7:30 pm, so we’re planning on getting to the bar around 7:45. We plan on hanging out there until at least 10 pm, so please pop in for a drink or bite, even if it’s on the way to another party!
Everyone is welcome!
Drink and Draw at the Society of Illustrators
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street
A superhero is defined as a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; also; an exceptionally skillful or successful person. Join us on October 11, 2012, and release your inner superhero capturing one or two in your favorite medium and perhaps a couple villains as well. Costumes option. $15/ $7 students/seniors.
Brian and Wendy Froud
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street
Trolls opens a new realm in the celebrated faerie worlds of famed artists Brian and Wendy Froud, renowned for their vast and personal knowledge of faeries, goblins, and other folk. Featuring new and classic works by both Brian and his wife, Wendy, woven together along with artifacts and symbols of the natural world, the book creates a fascinating revelation about the world of trolls. Not since Brian Froud's conceptual design work with Jim Henson on the classic films The Dark Crystal and Labryinth has he created a faerie world with such imagination, dimension, depth, and detail. The texture of the world in Trolls and the deeply immersive, cinematic images will appeal to the legions of fantasy– and Froud – fans. Join Brian and Wendy Froud at the Society as they discuss their collaboration on the new book. Book signing and reception to follow. Tickets $20 Non-members, $15 members, $10 students
ROCK COMIC CON
251 W. 30th St.
ROCK COMIC CON is the ultimate after-party that complements the NEW YORK COMIC CON – It’s a place to mingle and rock your face off, featuring amazing nerd rock bands., LIVE Art by Professional Comic Book artists, prizes, costumes, giveaways and Special Guests.
H2Awesome! ** Schaffer, The Dark Lord ** The Doubleclicks ** Molly Lewis ** Epic Win Burlesque
Hosted by Nelson Lugo
(Comedian, Illusionist Extraordinairre of Epic Win Burlesque fame!)
Special Guests: Epic Win Burlesque, Crappy Avengers
ROCK COMIC CON is a perfect place for Heroes, Zombies, Jedi Knights and Fans of all kinds to get their “Nerd” Rock on and help support the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND, an organization that protects our 1st amendement rights.
‘Nerd Rock’: [nurd ‘rok] a genre of music that tends not to take itself too seriously, often referencing “geek” pop culture, comic books and video games with significant doses of irony and humor.
iFanboy presents Drink for a Cure
Idle Hands, 25 Ave B
This year we’ve teamed up again with our friends at Shirts for a Cure to throw an awesome party and help in the fight against breast cancer. We’ll be welcoming comic book superstars Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent, Uncanny Avengers) and Jerome Opeña (Uncanny X-Force, Fear Agent, Avengers) to step up to the turntables to DJ the party.
You can also look forward to our very own Ron Richards (DJ Ronxo) taking a turn behind the virtual turntables. Proceeds from drinks will go charity to help fight breast cancer! Come early because last year’s party was so packed that some people had to move to a second, spill-over bar.
This has got the makings of yet another epic iFanboy party that you don’t want to miss!
WHEN: Friday, October 12th – 9 PM to Close
WHERE: Idle Hands Bar – 25 Avenue B (between 2nd St. and 3rd St.)
Image and Multiversity party
Houndstooth Pub located on 8th Ave between 36th and 37th
With 2012 being a big year for both Image and Multiversity, we thought that the best way to celebrate all the exciting things that’ve happened so far and everything that’s yet to come by throwing a bash for all of our friends. Not only that, but with the internet being home to passionate discussions recently towards the well-being of our favorite veteran creators, we thought it was important to use this event as a way to raise funds for a charity whose cause we feel passionate for. To that end, we at Multiversity alongside Image Comics will be hosting an event that we like to call The Big Party for this year’s NYCC, all to the benefit of the Hero Initiative, a charity that raises money to help support creators in need and gives to those who have helped foster, develop and pioneer the medium we all love so much.
Hosted by the Houndstooth Pub located on 8th Ave between 36th and 37th (a short 3-block walk from the Javits Center), the party will run from 8 PM to 12 AM in the Lower Level of the pub with a $10 donation to the Hero Initiative to get in. It’s a 21+ event, and will assuredly be a fun place for friends, fans and creators to meet, share a drink and mingle. The Big Party will also feature quite a few special Image guests, such as Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples (SAGA), Justin Jordan and Tradd Moore (THE LEGEND OF LUTHER STRODE), and Sina Grace, whose new graphic novel NOT MY BAG will be debuting at NYCC! Almost all of Multiversity will be in attendance as well, for those who want to talk beards and cats, and who knows — stick around and a few unexpected additional guests might pop-in as well.
To make this whole event even sweeter, we’re pleased to announce the attendance of Zac Wolf Photography’s THE DANGER BOOTH, an on-site photo booth that will allow attendants to pose for party pictures to their hearts delight. With easy access and props for extra fun, the Danger Booth will be available throughout the event and all photos taken will be uploaded to www.TheDangerBooth.com, where you’ll be able to buy prints with your smiling faces on them and download your favorite pictures from the evening.
Convex Publishing NYCC Party & Burlesque Show
We will be celebrating the New York Comic Con weekend with a night of fun at Bar 82. We’re going to have comic-book-themed DJ sets, a costume contest, live readings of some of our comics, a raffle or two and, ending the night, a comic/super hero themed burlesque show. Performers Confirmed so far:
Evelyn Vinyl Dangrrr Doll Minnie d’Moocha Jean Willickers Lydia Vengeance and DJ Inbetween. Creators (so far): Adriano Moraes Eduardo Lino Costa Hanna Jaeun M Leonard Devoe and hosted by Zeroboy We’ll be giving things away at the booth at comic-con friday during the day that will help you at the party later. All of our creators, writers and artists will be on hand to answer questions and sign their work. It will also be a great opportunity to meet us and pitch your ideas or give us your booze-unfiltered feedback on our work.
#NYCC EVENT the third! INDIE PRESS NIGHT- Friday 10/12, 8-10PM! Featuring Rick Leonardi,Karl Bollers,Justin Petersen,& friends TBA! + SALE!
— St. Mark’s Comics (@StMarksComicsNY) October 8, 2012
Monstros at Bergen Street Comics
Bergen Street Cp,ocs
Please join us Saturday, October 13th, starting at 8pm, as we host one of our all-time favorites, Gustavo Duarte! This Brazilian creator has brought you the incredibly gorgeous Co!, Birds, and Taxi – all sell out hits! Now he’s back in New York for Comic Con and we’re thrilled and honored to be able to raise our glasses and congratulate him on his latest work of art – MONSTROS! Bubbly refreshments will be served! MONSTROS! Book Signing with Gustavo Duarte Bergen Street Comics Saturday, October 13, starting at 8pm 47 Bergen Street Between Flatbush & 5th Avenues BKLN, NYC
3rd Annual geek Girls #NYCC Geek-Out!!
STITCH Bar & Lounge 247 West 37th Street
Every year during New York Comic Con, GGN hosts a fantastic party for geeks and celebs alike to wind down and mingle after a full day of convention madness. It’s a chance for us all to hang with our friends outside of the enormous panel room lines, meet online friends for the first time, and share all the wonderful experiences from the exciting weekend. Come join GGN on Saturday, October 13th 2012 at our FAVOURITE pub in all of Manhattan, STITCH Bar & Lounge! There will be geekery, tons of swag, and great times to be had. Tickets are a mere five smackaroos and can be purchased here: http://ggngeekout.eventbrite.com/. Don’t wait! This is the can’t miss end of the year event! For more information or to snag a VIP pass for your geek celebrity, contact email@example.com
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.