Wow, this is going to be a VERY crowded schedule! There are a ton of things to do throughout New York Comic-Con and no matter what you choose, you’re sure to get a little cultural edification, whether it’s comics of Kirby Krackle. There are so many events and parties we had to slit this into two. We’ll have Saturday’s line-up later on.
THURSDAY – 10/7
October 07, 2010 7:00 PM
Borders 2 Penn Plaza New York, NY 10121
What: RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN Launch Party & Art Showing
Come celebrate the launch of RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN by Jim McCann & Janet Lee, published by Archaia.
The original artwrok will be on display and available for purchase as will advance copies of the book.
Where: Alice’s Tea Cup:
102 West 73rd St (73rd & Columbus)
NY, NY, 10023 (212) 799-3006
When: Thurs, Oct 7, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Food: scones, cake & tea (wine after 8:00 pm courtesy of Bluebird Wines: http://www.drinkbluebird.com)
WHAT: Illustration House and Eva Ink Artist Group will be hosting an open house in honor of artists Michael Golden, Mark Texeira and Steve Scott, this Thursday.
Food and drink provided, and all artwork is for sale for the duration of the exhibition. Here are the details:
Who: Event hosted by Illustration House and Eva Ink Artist Group
What: Illustration House Gallery Show Reception When: Oct. 7th, 6-8 pm
Where: 110 West 25th Street, Manhattan Why: In honor of Michael Golden, Mark Texeira and Steve Scott
How: Subway, cab, you name it. Illustration House is easy to find! And if you can’t be there in person, check out their website!
What: Best American Comics Signing with Neil Gaiman, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Matt Madden and Jessica Abel.
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810
CBLDF welcome party, sponsored by Image and The Beat
Thursday, October 7 · 8:00pm – 11:30pm Galway Hooker Pub
Geek Girls Tweet Up — with Kirby Krackle!
Join the 2nd biggest Geek Tweet-Up event of all time during the New York Comic-Con!
During the convention, we will all be busy waiting in lines, getting autographs, attending panels, waiting for bathrooms, and squeeeing over all that is awesome that time to meet those you have been friends with online and across the globe often takes a serious back seat. This Tweet-Up will be the perfect opportunity to hang out with friends you have made online and hopefully make some new friends.
WHEN: Friday, October 8th @ 8:30 pm
WHERE: Stitch Bar & Lounge 247 West 37th Street
EPIC MUSIC: Kirby Krackle
ComicCon NYC: October 8, 2010
Where: Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, between Bleecker and Houston (map)
When: Friday, October 8, doors at 7 pm, show starts at 7:30 (sharp).
Afterparty at Von
Cost: $7 in advance, $10 at the door.
A little bit slower than a speeding bullet. Arguably 18% more powerful than a locomotive, completely incapable of leaping any sized buildings in any amount of bounds. It’s a lark! It’s an amazement! It’s LDM NYC – The ComicCon episode!
A seemingly mild-mannered bunch, these superstar writer/artists are breaking away from the ComicCon NYC madness, donning their capes and tights (metaphorically, we hope) to partake of the ultimate multimedia showdown. Who are these masked combatants? Illustrator/comic artist Michael Kupperman (Snake’N’Bacon’s Cartoon Cabaret), cartoonist Emily Flake (Lulu Eightball), R. Sikoryak (creator of Masterpiece Comics), and wirter/director Anthony Lappé (Shooting War).
From behind a force field of awesomeness, a trio of judges will decide who competes for the title. Author/critic John Reed (Tales of Woe) will judge Substance, flanked by actress Ashley C. Williams (The Human Centipede) judging Performance, and cartoonist Dan Pirarro (Bizarro) will lay down the law on Intangibles. The final battle will determine who emerges the Hero, and who joins the ranks of LDM’s worthy, though vanquished, mortals. This is a one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed, super-spectacular LDM for the ages! Costumes encouraged. Hilarity guaranteed. Hosted by LDM NYC Executive Producer Ann Heatherington and Agent Provocateur Erin Hosier.
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.