If you like nerdcore music, you’ll enjoy Rock Comic Con, on Friday, 10/14, a concert featuring genre mainstays Paul and Storm, Kirby Krackle and H2Awesome!. Tickets are $12, and the show throws down at Tobacco Road, 355 W. 41st street, not too far from the Javits Center.
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 Friday, October 14th at 9pm at Tobacco Road located at 41st Street and 9th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. It promises to be the ultimate ‘after party’ to the Comic Con weekend’s pop culture festivities.
Rock Comic Con 2011 marks the return of the premiere showcase for burgeoning artists of the 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 and musically adept nerd bands including Paul and Storm, known for their sharp satirical writing and multiple musical styles, Paul and Storm’s music can be found on radio (including the “Bob and Tom” syndicated radio show and Sirius/XM’s “Dr. Demento Show”), television (Comedy Central, “The Drew Carey Show”), and throughout the internet (The Guild, Homestar Runner), 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.
The event will be hosted by Craptain America and Crappy Flash and will feature prizes, giveaways and a Cosplay Screen-test Contest. Also in attendance will be the hosts of the award winning podcasts, Comic Geek Speak, Geek Girls Network and Indie Spinner Rack. 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, Geek Girls Network, Midtown Comics, 12-Gauge Comics and Indie Spinner Rack as well as the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Don’t miss this fantastic, rocking, fun and outrageous event taking place at Tobacco Road, 355 W. 41st street at the corner of 9th Avenue. (Btw Bleecker and 3rd St.) on Friday, October 14th at 9pm. Doors open at 7:30 for “after party” festivities..
$12 Advance, $15 Door.
Advance tickets are on sale at www.RockComicCon.com .
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